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Discover the Magic of These Hotels, Onsens & Ryokans with a View of Mt Fuji

Mount Fuji is one of the hardest natural marvels to look away from, rising majestically above the Honshu countryside with its snow-capped peak and forested slopes. What’s the most important part of an incredible view? Where you’re admiring it from of course. With luxury hotels and pampering onsens and ryokans, Japan offers numerous ways to sit, relax and enjoy the glory of Mt Fuji.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve discovered the best places to stay near Mt Fuji. These top accommodations in Japan provide epic vistas of the rugged 3,776-metre-tall mountain, whether it’s from an opulent room, steamy onsen bath or fine-dining restaurant.

Kukuna

Kukuna

Nestled on the edge of Lake Kawaguchi, Kukuna is an extravagant resort and spa where every room has a private balcony overlooking the crystalline water and the snow-capped Mt Fuji. The Observatory rooms also have private “water terraces” with open-air hot spring baths, foot baths and sleeping water.

Don’t miss a day or two at the on-site Onsen Spa, which enjoys top-floor lake and Mt Fuji vistas from its infinity-style open-air bath. There are also three distinct terraces for enjoying the scenery, which offers cushioned loungers, magazines and the famed Meimizu cold drinks. The resort also features a tantalising menu of gourmet Japanese and Western fare at its teppanyaki-style grill and buffet restaurant. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Mt Fuji views from every room, restaurant and the on-site onsen.
  • The on-site Kula Shop selling traditional Koshu items.
  • Two karaoke rooms, a massage room and a healing room with essential oils.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 406 – USD 480
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 70 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Villa Ensoleille

Villa Ensoleille

You’ll be transported to France at Villa Ensoleille, which has intimate two-storey cottages with Provençal-style appeal and cosy rooms overlooking Lake Kawaguchi. Sprawling views of Mt Fuji can be enjoyed from the cottages’ dining rooms, private covered terraces and Jacuzzis in the bathrooms.

The terraces also have barbecue facilities for grilling local meats while admiring the scenery, while the spacious bedrooms can accommodate up to eight people. The cottages offer some of the most peaceful self-contained accommodation in Japan, featuring fully-equipped kitchens and large dining rooms with lounge seating and dining tables. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • About 700 metres from the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and Kawaguchiko Konohana Museum.
  • Self-contained cottages with views of Mt Fuji from numerous rooms.
  • French-style architecture and Jacuzzis in every cottage.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 215 – USD 243
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: 1793 Kawaguchi, Kawaguchiko, MinamiTsuru-Gun, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Fujisan Onsen Hotel Kaneyamaen

Fujisan Onsen Hotel Kaneyamaen

Located in the atmospheric highlands, Fujisan Onsen Hotel Kaneyamaen is a traditional Japanese ryokan blessed with a variety of indoor and outdoor hot springs fed from the depths of Mt Fuji. The hot spring on the 10th floor offers views of Mt Fuji and certain rooms have private open-air baths.

Speaking of the rooms, you can also book a holiday abode with panoramic Mt Fuji vistas or a private garden. Most of the rooms also feature traditional Japanese furnishings, such as tatami mats, tea rooms, futons and rice paper doors. The delicious on-site dining is highlighted by seasonal and fresh ingredients from the region, which are crafted into specialty dishes.   

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • A sprawling highland ryokan with traditional Japanese gardens and Mt Fuji views.
  • Various on-site onsens with healing waters.
  • The nightly sacred taiko drum stage show called Reiho Taiko.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 407 – USD 2,495
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 6283 Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida, Japan

Kozantei Ubuya

Kozantei Ubuya

The gallery-style windows in the entry-level rooms at Kozantei Ubuya capture some of the best Mt Fuji vistas from any hotel. They set a high standard that is quickly topped by Japanese-style rooms with private open-air baths on terraces overlooking Lake Kawaguchi and Mt Fuji. These rooms also typically come with tatami mats, rice paper walls and Western-style bedding.

Let your muscles recover in the enormous on-site onsen, which has floor-to-ceiling windows capturing panoramic Mt Fuji views, along with Jacuzzis, foot baths, saunas and open-air baths. The multi-course meals showcase traditional Kaiseki dishes created using seasonal produce, while the small gift shop sells trinkets and souvenirs. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • About five minutes’ walk from the Ubuyagasaki viewpoint.
  • A variety of guest rooms with Western and Japanese furnishings.
  • Fresh beef and seafood served in the on-site restaurant.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 279 – USD 299
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 10 Asakawa, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Shuhokaku Kogetsu

Shuhokaku Kogetsu

There’s something magical about gazing out across Lake Kawaguchi to the looming figure of Mt Fuji in the distance. It’s even better if you’re doing this while soaking in a hot spring at Shuhokaku Kogetsu. The traditional bathhouse features outdoor and indoor pools and two saunas. You can also opt for a private dining experience highlighted by fresh ingredients or indulge in the daily buffet breakfast.

All of the rooms capture views of the lake and mountain through sliding glass doors and on wide balconies. They also pair Japanese furnishings, such as tatami mats and futons, with modern entertainment, like flat-screen TVs. Don’t forget, you can also upgrade to a room with its own open-air bath and foot bath. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Spacious Japanese-style rooms with open-air baths, balconies and tatami living areas.
  • Pampering massages at an on-site beauty treatment room.
  • Has nine flexible banquet halls.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 446 – USD 514
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 2312 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Fuji Lake Hotel

Fuji Lake Hotel

The name Fuji Lake Hotel says it all. This hotel combines the best of Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi into a living tapestry of changing colours and scenes. Dating back to the 1930s, the hotel has long been recognised for providing friendly service and comfortable rooms blending Western and Japanese styles. You can opt for a room overlooking the lake or the mountain through wide windows.

The hotel’s Main Bathhouse features a sauna and Jacuzzi with its natural hot spring, while the open-air bath with Fuji vistas can be reserved for a private soak. Start the day right with the hotel’s sumptuous buffet breakfast, which pairs Japanese and Western cuisine with panoramic views of Mt Fuji.  

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The cosy nautical-themed lounge with views of the lake.
  • Traditional Chinese medicine and special treatments at the Relaxation Salon.
  • The on-site Mt Fuji Observation Deck.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 461 – USD 691
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 1 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Fuji Kawaguchiko Onsen Hotel Konansou

Fuji Kawaguchiko Onsen Hotel Konansou

Although the building appears more as a hotel, Fuji Kawaguchiko Onsen Hotel Konansou is run like a ryokan with its variety of hot spring baths at the onsen. All of the baths overlook Mt Fuji, including the open-air public bath, private baths and the rooftop foot bath. Like any traditional ryokan, the hotel offers haute Japanese cuisine with seasonal ingredients in its restaurant.

All of the rooms overlook Lake Kawaguchi, but you can upgrade to a room with views of Mt Fuji or spend a little more for your own in-room hot spring bath. You can enjoy complete immersion in Japanese culture, thanks to the variety of Japanese furnishings, including tatami mats, rice paper walls and futons. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Scenic lake vistas from the Tea Lounge.
  • A sumptuous and varied buffet breakfast every morning.
  • Karaoke party rooms and a games arcade.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 461 – USD 721
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 4020-2 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Hotel Ambia Shofukaku

Hotel Ambia Shofukaku

There’s an otherworldly feel to Hotel Ambia Shofukaku, starting with the open-air hot spring sitting almost 100 metres above Suruga Bay. It captures clear views of Mt Fuji, while the indoor public and private baths have large windows overlooking the ocean. Gourmet dining is an understatement for this hotel, which serves bespoke dishes, including a tuna dismantling show, assorted sashimi and a baked salmon head.

No matter what room you choose you’ll have stunning ocean and Mt Fuji vistas through wide gallery-style windows. The Japanese-style rooms typically have tatami mats and rice paper walls, while the Westernised rooms include work desks, electric reclining beds and separate seating. There are also “special rooms” with window-side Jacuzzis overlooking the water. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Spectacular ocean and Mt Fuji vistas from all rooms.
  • One of the most unique and ideally located open-air hot springs in Japan.
  • Has an outdoor pool, karaoke room and multiple restaurants.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 281 – USD 593
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Hamatome 1541, Yaizu, Japan

Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato

Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato

It’s tough to beat Mt Fuji vistas, but Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato certainly tries with its sumptuous Japanese buffet that looks almost as good as it tastes. The locally-sourced spread is paired perfectly with 180-degree panoramas of Lake Kawaguchi. Along with a gift shop, games arcade, Kids’ Corner and table tennis, the hotel offers a spacious hot spring with rejuvenating public baths and a private bath overlooking Mt Fuji.

Choose from Japanese and Western-style guest rooms and suites with private open-air baths, tea rooms, tatami mats and balconies overlooking the lake. Certain rooms and suites also capture iconic Mt Fuji vistas as well, while the suites add well-equipped dining areas. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • About five minutes’ walk from the lakeside Yagizaki Park.
  • The 5th-floor Mt Fuji Observatory.
  • The sauna, open-air Jacuzzi, multi-function shower and bath bed in the onsen.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 295 – USD 541
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 1070 Kodachi, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Hotel Green Plaza Hakone

Hotel Green Plaza Hakone

Hotel Green Plaza Hakone’s prime location offers an array of sightseeing opportunities, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself spending more time than expected in the Japanese-Style Room featuring Mt Fuji views and a tea room with tatami mats. You can also book a Western-style room with classic bedding and a tatami area.

The on-site hot spring also overlooks Mt Fuji and offers male and female areas almost 900 metres above sea level. The sodium-rich waters are ideal for smoothing skin and helping certain ailments, while the indoor baths are multi-sex and also offer mountain views. Want more pampering? Book a reflexology or body care treatment at the on-site Spa Eternal. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The immaculate Hakone Romance Garden and laid-back lounge.
  • Expert Japanese and Western cuisine, including sweets and pasta dishes, in the dining room.
  • Within a 15-minute drive from the Pola Museum of Art and Sengokuhara Susuki Grass Fields.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 325 – USD 529
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 1244-2 Sengokuhara, Hakone, Japan

Koraku Onyado Fujiginkei

Koraku Onyado Fujiginkei

Part of the Kawaguchiko Onsen hot spring resort, Koraku Onyado Fujiginkei has a relaxing outdoor bath with a view of Mt Fuji that will make you want to stay in the water for hours. Mt Fuji is also visible from all of the guest rooms, which range from standard Japanese and Western-style rooms with tea rooms to upgraded rooms with plush bedding.

The on-site dining will make your Japanese foodie dreams come true with a gorgeous spread of fresh seafood, beef and vegetables. You can also purchase snacks from the shop or play table tennis in the game room. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Within a five-minute drive from the Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum and the Ubuyagasaki scenic lookout.
  • Rooms with a mix of Japanese and Western decor.
  • Certain meals included with rooms depending on length of stay.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 353 – USD 427
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: 132 Asakawa, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Yamagisi Ryokan

Yamagisi Ryokan

Location is key when wanting to capture the awe-inspiring sight of Mt Fuji. Yamagisi Ryokan has won over numerous HotelsCombined visitors with its enviable setting, but has also turned heads with its gourmet dining, highlighted by Japanese-style steak salmon and beef shabu. The outdoor bath is also ideal for admiring lake vistas, while the Cloud Bath is known for helping fatigued muscles.

You’ll feel completely at home in Japan while staying in this ryokan’s Japanese-style rooms with tatami mats, futons and traditional sliding doors. They also boast modern conveniences, including TVs, mini bars and tea sets. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • About 500 metres from the Omagari Observation Square and Fuji Panoramic Ropeway.
  • The soothing hot spring with traditional open-air baths and a powder room.
  • Has a Japanese gift shop, laid-back lobby and flexible banquet halls.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 184 – USD 575
Guest Rating: 7.1
Address: 4030-1 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Fugakugunjo

Fugakugunjo onsen

The contemporary Fugakugunjo combines traditional features with modern style, delivering views of Mt Fuji while guests enjoy pampering massages, unique medical treatments and glamorous rooms. These holiday abodes are adorned with Western and Japanese furnishings, but the real highlights are the sprawling balconies, private open-air baths and leather loungers.

Of course, on-site dining doesn’t take a backseat. The Japanese cuisine is expertly crafted from ingredients sourced locally and the champagne pairs well with the fresh seafood and meat dishes. Don’t feel like leaving your room? You can enjoy those mountain and lake views while getting an in-room massage. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • About 1.5 kilometres from the Maruyama Sports Park.
  • Stylish dining areas and rooms with an emphasis on comfort and luxury.
  • Private hot baths in most of the rooms.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 1,173 – USD 2,135
Guest Rating: 7
Address: 2461-1 Yagisawa, Izu, Japan

Hotel Mifujien

Hotel Mifujien

It’s near impossible to choose just one charming feature of Hotel Mifujien, especially when the natural hot spring offers an open-air bath overlooking Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Then there’s the Japanese restaurant, Suren, which pairs delectable local specialties with mountain vistas and the lounge seating and gallery windows in the lobby and the karaoke club. To put simply, you’ll find numerous reasons to hang around.

Modern furnishings adorn the Japanese-style rooms, which, not surprisingly, capture the beauty of Mt Fuji through large windows. Tatami mats and futon-style mattresses offer the Japanese touch, while flat-screen TVs and mini fridges provide valued convenience. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Meals are included in every room.
  • The large windows in the cafe lounge, Hana.
  • Tatami seating and fresh Japanese cuisine at Kiyo.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 233 – USD 538
Guest Rating: 6
Address: 207 Asagawa, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

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Old-World Pampering with a First-Class View

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picking the right onsen, ryokan or hotel overlooking Mt Fuji. Along with the treasured views, these accommodations typically offer gourmet on-site dining with an emphasis on Japanese cuisine. The on-site onsens are certainly a bonus, while the rooms offer Japanese touches that make your visit that little bit more memorable.

Where do you want to stay for a Mt Fuji view? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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