Mt Fuji Itinerary for 3 Days

Best Itinerary in Mount Fuji Area

If you are planning a short trip from Tokyo, one of the best destinations would be Japan’s iconic mountain, Mt Fuji! Around Mt Fuji, there are plenty of tourist attractions and amazing view spots. But to see the best highlights of Mt Fuji with a limited time, you should definitely plan a trip in advance.

In this article, I’m going to introduce a prefect 3 days itinerary IN/OUT from central Tokyo to Mt Fuji and the area around! Be ready to witness the most mind-blowing scenery in Japan!

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Access to Mt. Fuji

Mt Fuji is approx 100 km away from central Tokyo (less than 2 hours drive). The easiest way to access Mt Fuji area would be by long distance coach run frequently by Fujikyuko Bus, departing from several locations in Tokyo including Shinjuku Bus Terminal, Tokyo Station, Narita Airport and Haneda Airport and stopping at several locations in Mt Fuji area. (Link:

Self-driving could be also a great option to travel around, if you have an international driving license.

Day 1: Fuji-Q Highland

Visit the most thrilling and entertaining amusement park in Japan! Fuji-Q Highland is famous for its record-breaking rides regarding to speed, heights, distance, spins and so on. Including 7 roller coasters, there are many attractions to impress adrenaline seekers. Even if you are not a fan of speed rides, there are also plenty of kids-friendly attractions and rides. The park is situated near Mt Fuji before reaching Lake Kawaguchi from Tokyo. Play hard all day with the great view of the mountain!

Fuji-Q Highland 1 Day Free Pass Tickets

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After Fuji-Q highland, head to Lake Kawaguchi. Here I recommend to stay at one of the lakeside hotels/ryokan inns with view of Mt.Fuji and hot springs to treat yourself 🙂 Check the link below for more info.

Day 2: Fuji Five Lakes Hopping

There are 5 lakes around Mt Fuji (The Fuji Five Lakes) where you can enjoy spectacular views. Cycling and boat ride is very popular attractions. Complete all five lakes plus visit Oshino Hakkai which is a small village with 8 spring water pond of Mt Fuji located between Lake Kawaguchi and Yamanaka. Don’t forget to taste Hoto Noodle which is a regional dish from Yamanashi prefecture!

Day 3: Chureito Pagoda

It’s sightly off the trail but totally worth visiting since it’s possibly the best view spot of Mt Fuji. The Chureito Pagoda is within a site of Arakura Sengen Shrine, which is 10 mins walk from Shimo-Yoshida Station along the Fujikyu Railway Line (10 minutes ride from Lake Kawaguchi). Highly recommended to visit in early morning for a clear view and less crowds.

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After visiting the pagoda, head back to Lake Kawaguchi area, which offers plenty of attractions such as hot springs, museum, ropeway, rental cycle, shops and so on. Play along the lake with the view of Mt Fuji until you catch the coach back to Tokyo!

Do you wish to visit Mt Fuji from Tokyo but have a limited time? Then it’s highly recommended to join a day trip that can take you to several spots around Mt Fuji only in one day! Here are recommended tours and activities around Mt Fuji:

▶ Mt. Fuji Day Trip from Tokyo Bus Tour 

▶ Oishi Park & Mt. Fuji One Day Tour with Fruit Picking from Tokyo

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"The world is my oyster" A globetrotter 🌎 and hammock lover 🌞 who loves taking adventures to fuel wanderlust. Born and raised in Japan, I have lived and explored countries around the world. As a resident of Japan and based on my travel experience, I'd love to share my knowledge and tips for travelling Japan with my readers. I hope my story will help you plan your trip and have a great time in Japan 🌈