Spotlight – FUJI CITY

Fuji City is easily accessible from the Tokaido Bullet train station of Shin-Fuji & is the gateway to many great Mt Fuji experiences.

THE GATEWAY TO MT FUJI

Mt Fuji, Obuchi Sasaba Green Tea Plantation, Bungy Jumping, Whitebait, Ramen

Fuji City (not to be confused with Fujinomiya) is the gate-way city to Mt Fuji and is a great place to go to enjoy stunning views of the mountain with lesser crowds.

Located on the banks of Fuji River, the town is bordered by Suruga Bay on the Pacific Ocean and is the third-largest resident dwelling city in Shizuoka Prefecture.

Though more known for its industrial pursuits Fuji City is also well known for its green tea cultivation.

Fuji City is perhaps best known as the city with the best views of Mt Fuji from the window of the Tokaido Bullet train as you whizz past on the way to Kyoto.

But, as with much of Japan, dig a little deeper and you will discover a relatively unknown gem to experience Japanese local, cultural life, beautiful nature, and fun outdoor activities.

INSTAGRAMABLE GREEN TEA FIELDS

Are you looking for the perfect Instagram photo to emphatically show people that you are in Japan?

What could be more iconic than Mt Fuji overlooking a perfectly symmetrical Green tea field?

Fuji City has a plethora of green tea available to taste and purchase, and ensure that you visit the famed Obuchi Sasaba and Imamiya Green Tea Plantations.

This tea plantation to the north of the city is famed for its rolling tea fields with its stunning backdrop of a snow-capped Mt Fuji. It hosts an annual tea festival during May.

SHIN FUJI STATION

As the name suggests Shin-Fuji Station is all about Mt Fuji – hikers, nature lovers, photographers, and anyone interested in authentic local Japanese experiences at the foothills of this majestic mountain should consider stopping here.

EXPERIENCE

There are a number of great experiences waiting in Fujinomiya City for visitors that want to learn what life is like living at the foot of the Majestic Mt Fuji.

Try on a traditional Japanese Kimono and wander from store to store meeting local shop keepers and learning skills that have been passed down over generations.

ADVENTURE

For many visitors to Japan climbing Mt Fuji and watching a sunrise from the summit is an adventure that they will cherish for years to come.

Other adventures easily accessible to Shin-Fuji Station include white water rafting, bungy jumping, and the immensely popular Mt Fuji Paragliding.

FAMILY

Visiting Shiraito Waterfalls, Fuji Milk Land or Fuji Flower Bird Park with the kids is a great way to spend the day and enjoy amazing views of Mt Fuji - Learn more.

Other family-friendly activities include cultural eco-tours and Mt Fuji World Heritage Centre in Fujinomiya or taking the ultimate Japanese family photo at the iconic Obuchi Sasaba Green Tea Fields in Fuji City with Mt Fuji in the background. 

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GET YOUR ADRENALINE PUMPING

If you’re looking to get out of the big city, away from the crowds and have a bit of a thrill seeking moment, did you know that you can do bungee jumping in Fuji City?!

Towering over the Sudo Valley, Bungy Japan has a jump of 54m high with stunning views of waterfalls and Fuji City itself in the distance.

However if leaping from great heights is not your thing, the area is stunning for it’s autumn koyo foliage, having a refreshing swim in the rivers during that intense summer heat, and simply just enjoying the beautiful natural scenery.

Camping is also possible in the area.

CYCLING & WALKING AROUND FUJI CITY

Various walking routes have been established through Fuji City under their “10,000 steps walking” campaign which helps you to discover aspects of their rich history and culture.

At the Shin-Fuji Tourist Information Center, you can borrow a bike FREE OF CHARGE (bring passport or driver’s license) to leisurely take in the town’s sights.

A popular route takes you through Karigane Riverbank, arriving at Jissogi Temple where you can leave your bike, follow the temple path till you get to the start of the hiking path to Iwamotoyama Park.

Located on Mt Iwamoto, the park enjoys breathtaking views of not only Mt Fuji but surrounding Hakone, Suruga Bay, Izu Peninsula, and the Southern Alps.

It also has beautiful blooming ume, sakura trees, hydrangeas, azaleas depending on the season.

There are recommended courses to explore, with English maps available – Learn More.

FUJI CITY FOOD

When you’re done cycling or walking around, head to Tagonoura Port to sample its famed Shirasu (whitebait / young sardines).

Caught from Suruga Bay during April – November, Shirasu is greatly enjoyed in a typical Shirasu-don where you can choose to have them raw or cooked on top of rice.

If you’re craving something a bit heartier, wander over to Sendai Shoten, a boutique establishment of ramen restaurants that are renowned for their miso-based ramen, as the founder Tadokoro Fumiyaki comes from a family of miso brewers.

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