Whether you’re climbing it or just admiring the iconic mountain from a distance, Fuji-san is well worth a trip from Tokyo. If you want to stay nearby, we have more than a few suggestions for accommodation near Mount Fuji.
Unsurprisingly, your options for accommodation near Mount Fuji include plenty of hotels, hostels, and traditional Japanese ryokan (inns), with a few even perched on its slopes. Whether you’re looking to view the mountain and then explore Kawaguchiko, or just stare lovingly at the peak from an onsen (hot spring), you’re sure to find something that suits your budget.
Ryokan near Mount Fuji: The traditional option
Staying in a ryokan is a special experience. Waking up to the smell of tatami mats and stepping outside to see Mt. Fuji is an incredible feeling, but can also be expensive. We’ve found some more affordable options that are worth the money (i.e. nice onsen, no guesthouse vibes, etc.). But if you don’t mind splashing out a little more, there are lots to choose from.
Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko
Highlights: Mt. Fuji views, private onsen, and a free shuttle
From ¥ 7,800 per room
Okay, so you can’t really have a full ryokan experience for ¥ 7,800 a night, but this is pretty darn close. It may be listed as a hotel, but it ticks every ryokan box (tatami, onsen, meals). There are tatami mats and futons to sleep on — with beds in some rooms — and access to an outdoor onsen. There is also the option to add on traditional dinner and breakfast sets.
Some of the rooms have shared bathrooms and some come with a view of Mount Fuji, so pick your favorite. A free shuttle service to Kawaguchiko Station can be arranged, although it is only half a mile away if you don’t mind walking. You can also visit the hot spring on a day trip or even book a private session.
Highlights: Hot springs and walking distance to Lake Kawaguchiko
From ¥ 18,100 per room
As ryokan go, this is a good one, especially for the price. It has indoor and outdoor onsen to enjoy, tatami rooms, and the price includes a traditional breakfast. Some rooms have balconies with views of Mount Fuji, and you can rent a private onsen if undressing in public just isn’t for you. There is Wi-Fi in the lounge area and a free shuttle service to Kawaguchiko Station, if required. It is also within walking distance of Lake Kawaguchi. There’s a convenience store next door for any extras you might need, but the inn takes care of all the usual amenities.
Hotels near Mount Fuji: Keeping it simple
If you want to do things properly and really hate sharing a bathroom, then a hotel is probably your best option. While they may be a little more pricey, if you’re a couple or travel pair then it can definitely be worthwhile, as prices can end up close to what you would both pay at a hostel.
Fuji View Hotel
Highlights: The view, the view, the view
From ¥ 18,200 per room
This hotel sits in the shadows of Mt Fuji, surrounded by beautiful gardens displaying fiery maple leaves in autumn and delicate cherry blossoms in spring. Rooms are either Japanese- or Western-style, with private bathrooms. They are large by Japanese standards, with views of either Fuji-san or Lake Kawaguchiko. You can use the indoor and outdoor shared baths to relax, and a full Western buffet breakfast is available for an additional ¥ 3,000 .
If you’re planning a relaxing stay in the area and want to enjoy a bit of luxury, this is a good start. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from Kawaguchiko Station.
Fujisan Resort Hotel
Highlights: Clean and simple
From ¥ 3,500 per room
A modern, clean, and smart hotel, this is a great option if you want to keep things simple — and it has great rates for single rooms. Dinner and breakfast options are available, too. Rooms are Western-style and come with everything you would expect, from a mini kettle to yukata .
Rates start very low for a single room with no windows. Discounts can be found on their website, but be warned, everything is in Japanese. Unfortunately, they do not advertise shuttle services, and it is about a 10-minute drive from the lake, so this one may be best if you have your own car .
Highlights: Onsen and free footbath
From ¥ 10,400 per room
If you don’t mind a slightly dated look, this hotel has a decent onsen and great views of Mount Fuji from the breakfast lounge and one of the rooms. The hotel has Western-style beds and/or futons (although all rooms are twins), as well as a tatami area and private bathroom. They come with traditional yukata, plus Wi-Fi. There is also the possibility of hitting the jackpot and getting the room with a golden bath. They offer a free shuttle service to the station, so you don’t need to worry about transport.
Hostels near Mount Fuji: The social/shoestring option
There are also dedicated hostels in the area for those on a lower budget. Your view doesn’t have to cost you the earth, as long as you don’t mind dorm rooms and shared bathrooms.
K’s House Mt Fuji
Highlights: Kitchen and easy access
From ¥ 3,000 per person
A popular chain of hostels across Japan, K’s House is a reliable option with low prices and enough recommendations to put your mind at ease. They offer a simple hostel service with mixed and female-only dorm rooms, as well as some private Japanese-style rooms. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, a lounge area, and wifi, as well as computers for guest use. You’ll be staying just under a 15-minute walk from Kawaguchiko Station and can use one of the rental bikes to explore the surrounding area.
Highlights: Fuji views on a budget
From ¥ 3,000 per person
This is a quirky hostel a little further away from the station. They offer dorms, as well as family rooms with a mountain view. You can rent bikes to explore the area and organize a free shuttle service to the train station when needed, as well as the option of free parking. One of the highlights is a hinoki (cypress) bath with underfloor heating.
Capsule hotel near Mount Fuji: Minimalists rejoice
It’s the simplest way: you, a small space, and not much else. Capsule hotels may be some people’s idea of a nightmare, but for others, they beat the open space of a dorm, and they’re fairly affordable.
Cabin & Lounge Highland Station Inn
Highlights: Location, location, location
From ¥ 3,210 per person
If you want to combine thrills with your visit to Mount Fuji, then look no further than this capsule hotel right next door to Fuji Q Highland . Your “room” comes with a lamp, USB sockets, and power outlets. There are separated men and women dormitories. The bathrooms are well-equipped and there is even a laundry service. It is a 2-minute walk from the theme park and also has easy access from the train station to Kawaguchiko.
Vacation Rentals near Mount Fuji: For groups and lovers (of privacy, that is)
The design of a typical Japanese apartment lends itself to Airbnb well: small, self-contained, and minimal, they’re often rather similar to hotel rooms. Alternatively, you can rent a whole house and make sure everyone is up bright and early for the morning hike.
Rental Villa Oishiso
Highlights: Large and private
Price: From ¥ 15,790 for 3 people; ¥ 30,960 for up to 8 people
If you’re in a large group and looking for some modern accommodation with all the extras in a quiet residential area near Lake Kawaguchiko, this is the place for you. The house has room for up to 8 people and is well equipped, so you’ll be able to cook and relax. It also has a BBQ area, so you’ll be able to prepare meals outside when the weather is nice.
Highlights: Rustic feel with plenty to do
From ¥ 27,720 per cottage
Located at the foot of Mount Fuji, Shikitei provides whole villas and cottages with full kitchen and bathroom facilities. Bedding can either be futons or Western-style beds. The architecture is unique with a traditional Japanese feel and elegant Japanese gardens and terraces for soaking in the surrounding nature.
This post was first published in May 2018 and last updated in January 2023. While we do our best to make sure that the prices and other details in this post are correct, they are, like all things, subject to change.