As the name suggests Shin-Fuji 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.
Ever wondered what it would be like to live at the foothills of Mt Fuji – a short distance from Shin Fuji station is the small town of Fujinomiya which offers visitors an opportunity to experience this Majestic mountain in a whole new way.
Wander through the magical grounds of Fujinomiya City’s Taisha Sengen Shrine in your Yukata, take a bicycle ride down from Shiraito Waterfall through the surrounding rural area, stop in to meet the local award winning sake brewer, fly high above the ground in a paraglider or just sit quietly by a calm lake and enjoy unobstructed views of the majestic Mt Fuji.
If you want to climb Mt Fuji itself or take a more leisurely hike to the Mt Hoei crater and lush forest of the 5th station Fujinomiya provides the perfect starting point.
Highlights of the Area
Fujinomiya City – Mt Fuji Eco Tours, Mt Fuji Heritage Centre, Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Mt Fuji 5th Station (Fujinomiya Trail) & Hoei Crater hiking
Fuji City – Obuchi Sasaba (iconic green tea plantation and Mt Fuji viewpoint)
Asagiri Plains – Lake Tanuki, Shiraito Falls, Asagiri Highlands
Getting there and around
Stop off first at the new Shin Fuji Station Information Bureau.
From Shin-Fuji station it is a short bus or taxi ride to Fuji Station and then local train (Minobu Line) to Fujinomiya Station.
From Fujinomiya station most attractions are accessible by bus.
Alternatively, there are tourist taxi services from Shin-Fuji that will take you to most of the main attractions in the area and are a good option for groups up to 8 people to share costs.
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