1 Tourist attractions around Mt. Fuji
There are many activities to enjoy around Mt. Fuji, such as ranching, camping, glamping, cycling, and paragliding. You can visit the Shiraito no Taki Waterfalls, a clear waterfall where subterranean water from Mt. Fuji gushes out of the lava walls; the large amusement park Grinpa, located at the Second Station of Mt. Fuji; Mt. Fuji Children’s World, spreading out at the foot of Mt. Fuji; and various other attractions to gain the full experience of everything Mt. Fuji has to offer.
2 Activities around Mt. Fuji
A great spot for families to visit is the Makaino Farm Resort spread out in the Asagiri Highland at the foot of Mt. Fuji. In addition to interacting with the animals by milking the cows or giving milk to their calves, you can ride horses, make butter and have other fun experiences. You can also enjoy Jingisukan and other barbecue dishes out in the open space of the terrace.
At Lake Tanuki, which is known for the reflection of Mt. Fuji shown on the lake’s surface, we recommend camping, cycling, and, of course, barbecue. The time you spend looking out over the beautiful lake shore will be an unforgettable memory. If you buy a fishing permit, you can also catch Japanese carp, black bass and other types of fish.
E-bikes are available for rent in the city of Fujinomiya, and the ascending slopes are gentle. Moving leisurely toward Mt. Fuji while enjoying the glory of the surrounding area will be a truly memorable experience. There are also facilities around Mt. Fuji where you can try paragliding. Beginners welcome!
3 Climbing Mt. Fuji
At least once in your life, you should try ascending Mt. Fuji. Climbing the mountain is extremely popular both in Japan and abroad. However, it is by no means an easy mountain to climb. You need to be fully equipped and have the courage to come down the mountain if you are not feeling well. Especially those who have no prior experience of climbing mountains, or who lack the physical stamina, should never go alone. Make sure to follow the basics of safe mountaineering, such as keeping abreast of weather information and following rules and manners, to have fun and safely climb the mountain.