Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji

The highlight of sightseeing in Shizuoka Prefecture has to be Mt. Fuji, the symbol of Japan whose beautiful, seasonally changing appearance has captivated the hearts of countless people regardless of nationality since ancient times. There is a great variety of ways to enjoy a trip to the area around Mt. Fuji. In addition to visiting spots and attractions that offer spectacular views of the mountain, you can also go hiking, mountain climbing, or partake in various activities to experience nature. Not only does the view of Mt. Fuji change with the seasons, the mountain even appears different in the morning, evening and throughout the day. We hope you will come and see Mt. Fuji, the mountain that never ceases to fascinate, even after repeated visits.

“When I go to Shizuoka Prefecture, the first thing I want to do is go somewhere with a nice view of Mt. Fuji!” If that sounds like something you would say, then we can recommend the best places to view Mt. Fuji, as chosen by Shizuoka Prefecture residents. We will introduce you to some of the best viewing spots that anybody would enjoy, such as the Nihondaira Yume Terrace with its 360-degree observation deck. Due to its use as a filming location for period dramas, it attracts visitors not only from Japan, but from as far away as the opposite side of the world.

Mt. Fuji is the symbol of Japan and the pride of the nation. The mountain towers over both Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures. The side that can be seen from Shizuoka Prefecture is called Omote Fuji or the front side, and is beloved by many tourists. Together with the constituent assets of this cultural World Heritage Site, Mt. Fuji is more than just something beautiful to look at.

The area around Mt. Fuji is full of other beautiful things to see and places to have fun. Here we will present a hand-picked selection of places to enjoy yourself around Mt. Fuji. With culture, food and entertainment, we’ve got a lot to show you.

Wasabi is synonymous with Japanese cuisine. Gotemba Wasabi, a highly prized wasabi produced exclusively on the eastern foothills of Mt. Fuji, is revered as the finest. The secret to the quality of this wasabi lies within the spring water from Mt Fuji. This story traces the journey of that water.