|Time of Day||Itinerary|
|1||Fujinomiya Station||Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka||Fujinomiya Yakisoba noodles (Lunch)||Scheduled Bus||Shiraito Falls||Scheduled Bus||Fuji Station (Hotel)|
|Walking Distance||Walking Distance||30 minutes||30 minutes|
|2||Fuji Station (Hotel)||Shuttle Bus||Grinpa||Shuttle bus||Gotenba Station||Free Shuttle Bus||Gotemba Premium Outlets||HOTEL CLAD (Hotel)|
|80 minutes (weekends only)||50 minutes||10 minutes||Walking Distance|
|3||HOTEL CLAD (Hotel)||Charcoal grill restaurant Sawayaka (Lunch)||Shuttle Bus||Shinjuku|
Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka
The Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre is a facility where you can learn about the cultural World Heritage Site Mt. Fuji. Made with delicately assembled Fuji cypress wood, the building is distinguished by its unique, inverted conical form, and it has been designed so that its reflection on the surface of the water out front looks like Mt. Fuji.
Inside the building is a slope that spirals gently upward, allowing visitors to simulate climbing Mt. Fuji as the projections on the walls show the changing scenery one would see if one were to actually ascend the mountain. As visitors walk, they can learn about the artistry of Mt. Fuji, the history of its beliefs, and its origins as a volcano through a variety of displays. On the rooftop, there is an observation hall and terrace with a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji and Fujinomiya City. The rooftop is a great place to take a photograph, and the Mt. Fuji seen from the hall is as beautiful as a picture.
Fujinomiya Yakisoba noodles
When it comes to the local cuisine in the Fuji region, Fujinomiya Yakisoba noodles are famous as a budget gourmet option, and something that any visitor must try. Made with firm, locally-made noodles, fragrant sauce, and unique toppings consisting of Nikukasu meat residue and sardine shavings, this dish will have you hooked with the first taste. You can find Fujinomiya Yakisoba in the Omiya Yokocho food district beside Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha Shrine, or at any of the myriad yakisoba noodle shops in the city. Just look for the telltale orange flag.
Scheduled Bus 30 minutes
Shiraito Falls literally means, “waterfalls of white thread,” and the beautiful waterfalls got their name from the way that the subterranean water coming from Mt. Fuji looks like innumerable strands of silk as it flows over the lava cliffs. It is said that 1.5 tons of spring water flows out every second. Full of negative ions produced by the meltwater from Mt. Fuji, the Shiraito Falls is popular as a potent “power spot.” On the way down to the waterfall basin, there are two observation areas, one of which offers a view of the waterfalls with Mount Fuji in the background.
Scheduled Bus 30 minutes
Fuji Station (Hotel)
Shuttle Bus 80 minutes (weekends only)
Grinpa is an amusement park in the middle of nature at the Second Station of Mt. Fuji. The expansive amusement park has 21 self-directed athletic activities, including a very popular five-storey giant labyrinth. Other attractions include the “Sylvanian Village” where you can meet life-sized characters from the Sylvanian Families series of toys. It’s a lot of fun! In the winter, you can go sledding or ice skating, making Grinpa a fun amusement park all year round.
Shuttle Bus 50 minutes
Free Shuttle Bus 10 minutes
Gotemba Premium Outlets
Gotemba Premium Outlets is one of Japan’s leading shopping resorts, with many famous brands from Japan and abroad. The expansive area offers a view of Mt. Fuji and contains about 290 shops, including fashion, jewelry, sporting goods, hobbies, everyday sundries, and restaurants. Within the facilities you can not only enjoy daily deals on shopping, but also relax all day long in an extraordinary space that is rich in greenery. HOTEL CLAD and the day trip hot spring resort Konohana no Yu are also attached to the outlets, so you can enjoy a relaxing hot spring bath while enjoying the splendid view of Mt. Fuji.
Charcoal grill restaurant Sawayaka
The charcoal grill restaurant Sawayaka is a chain of restaurants specializing in hamburg steaks. They only operate within Shizuoka Prefecture, where there are 30 outlets across the prefecture. The chain is so popular that not only locals, but even people from outside the prefecture come to eat at its restaurants. On weekends, long lines form, so you sometimes have to wait for two hours. Their most popular dish is called the Genkotsu Hamburg (literally, fist hamburg steak). If you visit Shizuoka, it’s definitely worth a try. We recommend you visit on a weekday.