5 Awesome Views of Mt Fuji
Autumn is an amazing time to be in Shizuoka – enjoy views of Mt Fuji under November skies at these 5 great locations.
5 Autumn Views of Mt Fuji
Mid-October to late November is a great time to enjoy blue sky days, crisp clear nights and fantastic views of Mt Fuji from many different parts of the Shizuoka.
1. ASAGIRI HIGHLANDS
Fujinomiya City is the closest city to Mt Fuji and offers stunning views of this majestic mountain.
A popular spot in Fujinomiya to get a close up view of Mt Fuji is Asagiri which offers many activities to enjoy with an amazing backdrop.
Undoubtedly the most popular of these events is paragliding.
Companies such as Sky Asagiri offer visitors and opportunity to view Mt Fuji from a very unique angle as you glide through the air and ride the wind.
Early Autumn is a great time to try paragliding as the winds are generally calm, the skies are often clear and during the day it is still relatively warm.
2. SHIRAITO WATERFALL
The popular Shiraito Waterfall is located close to the Asagiri area and offers an additional attraction to add to a Mt Fuji Countryside itinerary.
From November the leaves on the trees around the Shiraito Waterfall, Mt Fuji gets its iconic snowcap and the Autumn blue skies offer spectacular views of the mountain and fiery colors of the Autumn leaves.
Join a En-Ya Mt Fuji Ecotour and after visiting Shiraito waterfall jump on a bike and cycle through the local countryside to gain a better understanding of everyday life living with Mt Fuji.
During November the waterfalls are illuminated at night as part of a special event every year.
3. LAKE TANUKI
Lake Tanuki, also in the Asagiri area of Fujinomiya, is an extremely popular spot for people wanting to get up close and personal with Mt Fuji.
The lake attracts photographers from all over the World to capture the ultimate Mt Fuji shot reflected off the calm waters of the lake.
The best time to view Mt Fuji is at sunrise and it is well worth the effort to get up early and the lakeside campsite is the perfect place to stay in order to get the best view.
Jump on the Odakyu Romance Car train from Shinjuku early in the morning and you will be in Gotemba early enough to get morning views of Mt Fuji.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy in Gotemba to make it worth a 1 day or 2 day trip and Autumn is a great time to visit.
Activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, golf and cycling or shopping, hot springs or gourmet Italian dining are all great options in Gotemba that also offer magnificent views of Mt Fuji.
Some of the best places to view Mt Fuji in Gotemba include – Mt Fuji Peace Park, Gotemba Outlet Mall, Tokinosumika / Gotemba Kogen, Restaurante Italiano Sakurakagami, Fujino Kirameki Glamping or on one of the many golf courses in the area.
5. SATTA PASS
The view of Mt Fuji from Satta Pass was made famous by the woodblock print artists Ando Hiroshige who created prints of the 53 Post Stations on the Old Tokaido Highway.
Today the Viewing deck of Sata Pass is accessible from either Okitsu on the JR Tokaido Train line (16 mins from Shizuoka Station) – it is a pleasant, and well sign posted 45 minute walk or 10 minute taxi ride.
The clear blue Autumn skies are a great time to get the best views of Mt Fuji and replicate the famous view that was capture by Hiroshige nearly 200 years ago.