10 SPOTS TO GET SPRING VIEWS OF MT FUJI IN SHIZUOKA

Visit Shizuoka on a clear Spring day and you will be treated to breathtaking views of Mt Fuji – here are 10 great spots to get to get up close with Japan’s iconic mountain.

SEE MT FUJI IN SPRING IN SHIZUOKA

BETWEEN 1830 TO 1832 FAMOUS UKIYO-E ARTIST KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI CREATED HIS 36 VIEWS OF MT FUJI COLLECTION OF WOODBLOCK PRINTS.

VISITING SHIZUOKA IN SPRING IT IS EASY TO SEE HOW HOKUSAI WAS INSPIRED TO CREATE THESE FAMOUS WORKS – HERE ARE 10 LOCATIONS TO VISIT TO GET THE BEST VIEWS OF MT FUJI.

 1. FUJI PEACE PARK GOTEMBA – Mishima Station

Enjoy a Japanese Garden, Buddhist Stupa and beautiful cherry blossoms make for a great backdrop for photos of Mt Fuji.

Nearby Chichibunomiya Memorial Park also has a magnificent garden with a wide variety of flowers and blossoms –  Google Map

 2. HOTEL CLAD GOTEMBA – Mishima Station

Newly built Hotel Clad is a terrific addition to the popular Gotemba Premium Outlet Mall facilities that provide visitors an opportunity to rest from a day of shopping and enjoy views of Mt Fuji from their room, the restaurant, and while soaking in a hot onsen bath – Google Map.

 3. PANORAMA PARK IZUNOKUNI – Mishima Station

Take the ropeway to the Fujimi Terrace and enjoy a Shizuoka Green Tea, coffee, or lunch while you relax and enjoy expansive views of Mt Fuji – Google Map.

4. OBUCHI SASABA FUJI CITY – Shin Fuji Station

A green tea plantation at the base of Mt Fuji – 25 minutes drive from Shin Fuji Station.

Power lines & fans have been removed to ensure unobstructed views of Mt Fuji – Google Map

5. URUI RIVER SAKURA FUJI CITY – Shin Fuji Station

15 minutes from Shin Fuji Station by car this spot on the Urui River close to Daishinji Temple, known locally as ‘Ryuganbuchi’ is a popular spot for photographers when the riverside cherry blossom trees are in full bloom in late March – Google Map.

Mt. Fuji 

Although notoriously shy in the warmer Summer months and shrouded in cloud, on crisp and clear Autumn, Winter and early Spring blue sky days - stop at one of these 3 stations and stand in awe of this majestic snow capped peak. 

MISHIMA STATION

Travel North to Gotemba and Oyama - located on the Eastern side of Mt Fuji close to Hakone. Soak in an onsen, play a round of golf, go horseback riding, shop until you drop or enjoy car racing at Fuji Speedway all under the watchful gaze of this Majestic mountain. Read more...

SHIN FUJI STATION

As the name suggests this station is a gateway to everything Mt Fuji. On a clear day as soon as you step off the bullet train the mountain is there. Head to Fujinomiya, just North of the station, and visit the Mt Fuji World Heritage Centre or Sengen Taisha shrine both dedicated to the worship of Mt Fuji.  Read more...

 SHIZUOKA STATION

Although it can sometimes be difficult to see the mountain from the city itself if you head out to the coast you will find some of the most famous views of Mt Fuji. Miho Matsubara Beach, Satta Pass and Nihondaira are all picture-perfect places to enjoy Mt Fuji from afar. Read more...

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6. MT FUJI & BULLET TRAIN – Shin Fuji Station

This iconic location seen on many Japanese travel brochures is 10 minutes drive from Shin Fuji Station and a popular spot for photographers between March and May as Spring arrives in Shizuoka – Google Map.

7. LAKE TANUKI – Shin Fuji Station

This idylic lake in the Mt Fuji Countryside is about 30 minutes from Fujinomiya Station.

Camping is available in the area so that you can awake before sunrise and capture the iconic sunrise and get a shot of Mt Fuji reflecting in the lake – Google Map.

8. MT FUJI PARAGLIDING – Shin Fuji Station

Take off, catch the wind and fly high into the sky.

Located in the heart of the Mt Fuji Countryside 30 minutes from Fujinomiya this popular activity is a great way to get a unique view of Mt Fuji – Google Map

9. NIPPONDAIRA – Shizuoka Station

In the hills high 25 minutes drive from Shizuoka Station Nippondaira is a great spot to get amazing views of Mt Fuji across Suruga Bay.

Stop for a Shizuoka Green Tea and cake at Nippondaira Hotel or the newly built Sabo Yume Terrace –  Google Map

10. MIHO NO MATSUBARA – Shizuoka Station

Part of the Mt Fuji World Heritage Miho No Matsubara is just over 30 minutes drive from Shizuoka Station.

Walk through the pine forests to the coast and enjoy views of Mt Fuji with waves lapping on the beach –  Google Map

SOME OTHER GREAT OPTIONS

MISHIMA SKYWALK – Mishima

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SENBONHAMA BEACH – Numazu

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MT DARUMA – Shuzenji

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FUJI MILK LAND – Fujinomiya

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MT FUJI WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE – Fujinomiya

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