Best Cherry Blossom Locations Near Mt.Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko! Enjoy the Spectacular Views

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The area around Lake Kawaguchiko at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture has many spots where you can enjoy spectacular views of Japan's proud Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms, and is crowded with many cherry blossom viewing visitors every year.This time, we will introduce famous cherry blossom ...

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When is the best time to see cherry blossoms around Mt. Fuji?

In the Mt. Fuji/ Lake Kawaguchiko area, you can enjoy cherry blossoms from early to late April. Due to the high altitude and lower temperatures than in the flatlands, the blooming period is later than in the Kofu area of ​​Yamanashi Prefecture and the Tokyo metropolitan area. In addition to the Someiyoshino cherry tree, which is the representative variety of cherry blossoms, "Fujizakura", the prefectural flower of Yamanashi Prefecture, also blooms. Blooming conditions vary depending on location, but "Fujizakura" blooms later than "Someiyoshino", and in normal years, the best time to see them is around late April.

Recommended cherry blossom viewing spots around Lake Kawaguchiko

There are many spots around Lake Kawaguchiko where you can see Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms at the same time, such as "Arakurayama Sengen Park", "Lake Kawaguchiko North Shore Walking Trail", and "Oshino Hakkai". In addition, the "Sakura Festival'' is held at Arakurayama Sengen Park and the north shore of Lake Kawaguchiko when the cherry blossoms bloom, and you can enjoy the illuminated cherry blossoms.

During this period, it is filled with many tourists from both Japan and abroad. The surrounding roads and public transportation are very busy, so please allow plenty of time for your trip.

Click here for details on the Fuji/ Lake Kawaguchiko Sakura Festival

Arakurayama Sengen Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Arakurayama Sengen Park

Arakurayama Sengen Park has been featured on the cover of Michelin Green Guide Japan. Approximately 650 cherry trees are planted in the park, and the park is crowded with tourists from both Japan and abroad during the cherry blossom season. It is a scenic spot where you can see "Mt. Fuji", "a five-storied pagoda", and "cherry blossoms" at the same time. A "Sakura Festival'' is also held to coincide with the cherry blossom blooming season.

Arakurayama Sengen Park/Chureito Pagoda

North shore of Lake Kawaguchiko

From the Lake Kawaguchiko north shore walking trail, you can see Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchiko, and cherry blossoms at the same time. Additionally, the Fuji/ Lake Kawaguchiko Sakura Festival is held every year to coincide with the cherry blossom blooming season. In addition to the lively stalls and craft markets, the cherry blossoms are also illuminated at night, and the festival is crowded with people, so we recommend renting a Bicycle rental from Lake Kawaguchiko Station.

Fuji/ Lake Kawaguchiko Sakura Festival

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai is registered as a Component Parts of World Heritage of the Mt. Fuji World Cultural Heritage Site. In spring, you can enjoy a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms bloom for about 400 meters on both banks of the Shin-Nasho River in the Oshino Hakkai area, and from Omiya Bridge you can take pictures of the spectacular view of Mt. Fuji peeking out from the middle of the cherry blossoms on both banks. Enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms while sightseeing Mt. Fuji.

Oshino Hakkai

Fuji Omuro Sengen-jinja Shrine

Fuji Omuro Sengen-jinja Shrine , located in Lake Kawaguchiko , is the oldest shrine of Mt. Fuji and is registered as a Component Parts of World Heritage of Mt. Fuji. The approach lined with cherry blossom trees is a sight to behold.

Fuji Omuro Sengen-jinja Shrine

Fuji View Hotel

Fuji View Hotel is located on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi and you can enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji from your room. Please use our hotel when traveling to Fuji Five Lakes.

Fuji View Hotel

Fuji Midori no Kyukamura (Accommodation)

"Fuji Midori no Kyukamura'' is a recommended accommodation facility in Narusawa Village as a sightseeing base for the Fuji Five Lakes. We recommend an accommodation plan that includes an admission ticket to the adjacent day-trip hot spring facility "Fuji Chobo no Yu Yurari Onsen."

Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba

"Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba on the shores of Lake Saiko . You can see the beautiful original scenery of Japan. In spring, you can see Mt. Fuji, cherry blossoms, and thatched-roofed villages.

Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba

Fuji Subaru Land

"Fuji Subaru Land'' is a theme park that the whole family can enjoy surrounded by the great nature of Mt. Fuji. There are many cherry blossom trees planted in the park, and in spring you can enjoy attractions amidst the cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Recommended taxi tour around famous cherry blossom spots

We offer taxi tours of famous cherry blossom viewing spots such as Fuji Omuro Sengen-jinja Shrine, the north shore of Lake Kawaguchiko, and Arakurayama Sengen Park. An English-speaking guide is also available as an option.

Cherry Blossom Spot in Oshino area and Observatory Terrace Visit for 3 hours

Cherry Blossom Spots near Lake Kawaguchiko for 3 hours

Hot spring after cherry blossom viewing

In addition to two types of open-air baths with outstanding views of Mt. Fuji, there are a total of 16 types of baths, including carbonated springs and cave baths. There is also a private bath, so you can fully heal the fatigue of your trip in a private space (reservations for private baths cannot be made in advance).

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The northern foot of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture is a stunning area of Japan that has plenty to offer visitors. At the foot of Mt. Fuji, including ”Arakurayama Sengen Park”, which offers a view of Mt. Fuji and the iconic five-story pagoda, "Chureito." The Kawaguchiko Momiji Corridor is also a must-visit during the autumn season when visitors can see the colorful leaves. Our company, based in Lake Kawaguchiko, operates various facilities that utilize the natural resources of Mt. Fuji. These include the theme park "Fuji Subaru Land," which offers a range of exciting rides and attractions, and the Fujiten Snow Resort, where visitors can enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Visitors can also sample the world-famous "Fujizakura Heights Beer," made using natural water “Fujizakura Meisui” , or relax in the natural hot spring, "Fuji Chobo no yu Yurari," . We will clearly communicate the charm of Mt. Fuji, which changes with the seasons, from the base of Mt. Fuji in Kawaguchiko.

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