Fujisan World Heritage Center

Museum in Kawaguchi-ko

Get up to speed on Mt Fuji at the new South Hall of this visitor centre. Its circular, beautifully designed exhibition hall features interpretive displays detailing the spiritual and geological history of the mountain (most accompanied by excellent English-language translations). Upstairs, you can view a gorgeously shot, eight-minute video (with sparse English subtitles), complete with mood lighting from the fabric Fuji suspended across the exhibition hall. An observation deck at the North Hall (free) affords great views of Mt Fuji.