Mount Fuji Unveiled: Three Lesser-Known Viewing Spots

Mount Fuji Unveiled: Three Lesser-Known Viewing Spots


Mount Fuji stands as a UNESCO World Heritage site, celebrated globally for its majestic stature and breathtaking beauty. This iconic mountain presents a picturesque view from every angle, making it a must-see for visitors to Japan.

When considering popular viewing spots like Kawaguchiko or Hakone, one often encounters throngs of tourists. Some locations are so sought-after that visitors find themselves waiting in lines for hours to catch a glimpse of Fuji-san. To offer a serene experience, this feature highlights three less crowded destinations where you can enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji. These spots not only promise unparalleled vistas but also a chance to explore and have fun beyond the mountain's allure.

Tourist Base Kawaguchiko

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The first on the list is Mt. Fuji Amazing View Café, located within the Tourist Base Kawaguchiko building. This café, which doubles as a co-working space, offers a haven for tourists just a two-minute stroll from Kawaguchiko Station. Since its grand opening on November 8, 2023, it has become a favored spot for enjoying various activities and café culture, with the majestic Mount Fuji serving as a stunning backdrop. Whether you're indulging in the buffet's food and drinks or simply soaking in the views, the café provides a full panorama of the mountain's grandeur.

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The café is not just about the views; it's a culinary journey with an endless buffet of Japanese delicacies including desserts, onigiri (rice balls), curry rice, and traditional sweets. Coupled with unlimited drinks, it offers an all-you-can-eat experience for the duration of your stay, all within the cozy embrace of free Wi-Fi for those looking to work or relax.

You can also find a range of souvenirs, from quaint keepsakes to exquisite handmade pottery from Yamanashi Prefecture and Kawaguchiko City.

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For a fee of 1,000 yen for 30 minutes, guests are invited to savor unlimited snacks and beverages. Please note, the service fees may vary based on operational conditions.

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Moreover, the rooftop of the Tourist Base Kawaguchiko building unveils a stunning viewing spot for Mount Fuji. Visitors of the café have the freedom to explore this vantage point, where on clear days, signature red umbrellas and benches set the scene for capturing quintessential Japanese-style photographs against the backdrop of Mount Fuji.

For an added touch of authenticity, inquire about renting samurai armor or kimono from the staff for a truly memorable photo opportunity.


Opening hours: 9:00-18:00 (last entry, 17:00)

Official website: https://touristbase.jp/en/

Google map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rWGnGRZ6qsjr6c4RA



Next on the list is Fujiyama Tower, an iconic feature of the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park that debuted on July 21, 2021. This towering structure, rising to a height of 55 meters, was constructed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its namesake roller coaster, Fujiyama, known for delivering heart-pounding excitement.


From its summit, visitors are treated to crystal-clear views of Mount Fuji, creating a perfect backdrop for photos, especially when the timing aligns with the roller coaster darting through the observation deck.

A unique aspect of Fujiyama Tower is its accessibility; guests can enjoy the spectacular views of Mount Fuji without the need for a Fuji-Q ticket.


For the adventurous souls, the tower introduces the Fujiyama Walk, a heart-racing journey around the observation tower on a steel frame, with the added excitement of roller coasters zipping by. This activity is not for the faint-hearted but promises an exhilarating experience for those who dare to brave the heights.

Safety is paramount at Fujiyama Tower, ensuring that even the most daring activities are conducted within a secure environment.

FUJIYAMA2.PNGAnd for those looking for a different kind of thrill, the tower offers a 55-meter high slide that spirals down around the tower, adding a playful twist to the adventure.

For more information on admission fees and details regarding the various attractions, please make sure to check the official website.


Opening hours are the same as Fuji-Q Highland and are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Please make sure to check the official website before your visit.

Service and admission fees for each area vary. Please check them here.

Official website: https://www.fujiq.jp/en/fujiyama-tower/

Google map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/DyNxWkjWzge18yYL8

Jukkoku Toge (十国峠)

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Located far from the bustling city life, atop Mount Jukkoku-toge (十国峠) that lies between Hakone and Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture, is the serene PANORAMA TERRACE 1059. This unique vantage point offers a sweeping 360-degree view, capturing the essence of all ten surrounding mountains, which is reflected in its name. From here, Mount Fuji reveals its northern face in full glory.

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The terrace is designed not only for capturing breathtaking photographs but also for peaceful contemplation, with various spots to sit and immerse in the diverse vistas of mountains and sea.

For those yearning for an intimate encounter with nature, camping accommodations are available, allowing visitors to gaze upon the stars by night and enjoy an unobstructed view of Mount Fuji at dawn, away from the crowds.

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The terrace is dotted with charming directional signs on the ground, guiding visitors to discover all ten mountains through playful arrows.

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Within the building, the delightful TENGOKU SHRINE offers a moment of tranquility, inviting you to leave your wishes on cloud-shaped ema (votive plaques). The TENGOKU CAFE, with its cloud-inspired décor, provides a cozy spot to indulge in coffee, beverages, and desserts. PANORAMA TERRACE 1059 is a haven of natural beauty and tranquility, promising a Mount Fuji experience like no other.


To get to the PANORAMA TERRACE 1059 observation deck, take the Jukkoku-Toge Cable Car. It takes 3 minutes.

Service fee (cable car fare): Adults: 370 yen one way, 730 yen round trip; Children: 190 yen one way, 370 yen round trip

Opening hours: 8:30-17:00

The cable car operates on a quarter-hour schedule, departing at 0, 15, 30, and 45 minutes past each hour.

Official website: https://www.jukkoku-cable.jp

Google map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/pUdeHBAU1rBQHK2G7

Discover Mount Fuji like never before with our unique viewing spots. Each location offers a distinct perspective of Mount Fuji's majesty, ensuring your visit is filled with awe-inspiring moments. Embrace these hidden gems for a serene and full appreciation of Japan's iconic peak.

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