Fuji Five Lakes

There are good views of Mt Fuji from this lookout building, especially popular in autumn when the Aokigahara Forest is a sea of red. It's a 30-minute walk uphill from the Koyodai Ent bus stop on the blue line.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Fuji Five Lakes attractions

1. Sai-ko Kōmoriana

0.78 MILES

Despite being known as the Bat Cave, this 350m-long complex has neither bats nor caped crusaders. Nevertheless, it's still fun to scramble over the…

2. Narusawa Hyōketsu


Not for the claustrophobic, the Narusawa Hyōketsu (ice cave) was formed by lava flows from an eruption of Mt Fuji in 864. It takes about 10 minutes to…

3. Fugaku Fuketsu

1.27 MILES

The Wind Cave (also known as the Lava Cave) was used to store silk-worm cocoons in the past. Getting a combination ticket for this and Narusawa Hyōketsu…

4. Sai-ko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba

1.73 MILES

On a serene wooded hillside facing Mt Fuji is this faithful re-creation of a peasant village that was washed away by a landslide in 1966. Visitors can…

5. Ide Sake Brewery

5.02 MILES

This small-scale brewery has been producing sake using Mt Fuji spring water for 21 generations. Tours (9.30am and 3pm; 40 minutes) provide a fascinating…

6. Fujisan World Heritage Center


The flashy South Hall of this visitor centre has imaginative, interactive displays detailing the spiritual and geological history of the mountain, as well…

7. Kubota Itchiku Art Museum

5.47 MILES

In a Gaudí-influenced building above the lake, this charming museum displays the kimono art of Kubota Itchiku (1917–2003). You might see Mt Fuji in the…

8. Fujiyama Art Museum

5.71 MILES

Should the weather thwart your chances of seeing the real thing, this contemporary gallery space contains a fine collection of Mt Fuji paintings by…