Mt.Fuji is the highest mountain (3776 m) in Japan and the most famous landmark of the country. It's an active volcano that last erupted in 1707–1708. Mt.Fuji and the surrounding area are one of the most popular travel destinations in Japan.

It’s often added into the travel itinerary while traveling between Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. If you take a train ride between those cities, you can enjoy the magnificent view of Mt.Fuji close by from the train window. Mt Fuji is located in Central Japan about 60 km southwest of Tokyo and stands on the border between Shizuoka Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture.

The official climbing season of Mt.Fuji is from July and August, and draw a large number of climbers from domestic and overseas. Apart from climbing, Mt.Fuji offers plentiful tourist attractions including the Fuji Five Lakes that lay on the foot of Mt.Fuji and offering scenic landscape of the lakes and the mountain. Around Lake Kawaguchi, there are a lot of Onsen resorts around Fuji Five Lakes and some Onsen baths offer the scenic view of the mountain.

Even outside of Mt Fuji area, there are also numbers of great viewing spots in Kanto region such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Shonan and Hakone area.


Check out the Mt Fuji Bucket List, introducing the best highlights, recommended activities and hidden gems all in one page. Whether you are a first time visitor or not, this list may be a great help to plan your trip around Mt Fuji.

20 Best Things to Do in Mt Fuji Area: Mt Fuji Bucket List


Mt Fuji can be admired in various different ways throughout the year. Here are our selection of the most popular and trending attractions around Mt Fuji including a climbing guide, view spots and onsen spots.

Perfect Guide to Climbing Mt. Fuji
Best View of Mt Fuji: 20 Best Places to See Mt Fuji
5 Onsen at Lake Kawaguchiko with a View of Mt.Fuji!
Chureito Pagoda: The Best View Point of Mt Fuji
Oshino Hakkai: Springs of Mt. Fuji
Fuji Five Lakes: Best Photo Spots of Mt.Fuji!!
What to Buy at Mt Fuji
Lake Yamanaka Flower Park: Colourful Flowers next Mt.Fuji
10 Best Mt Fuji Tours and Activities


Along with the year-round attractions, don't miss the seasonal sights that enhance the beauty of Mt Fuji. Here are our picks of the best seasonal events and activities around Mt Fuji that can be enjoyed only in a limited period of the year.

Best Events around Mt Fuji
Mt.Fuji Ski Resorts: 3 Best Ski Resorts near Mt.Fuji 2023-2024
Fuji Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival 2024
2024 Fuji Shibazakura Festival
Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival 2024
5 Best Cherry Blossom Spots around Mt Fuji
Fuji Five Lakes Fireworks Festivals


Extend your trip from Mt Fuji to explore the beautiful surroundings of the mountain including Japan's most thrilling theme parks, Fuji-Q Highland and a popular hot spring resort Hakone.

Fuji-Q Highland Guide: Best Things to Do
Hakone: 10 Best Things to Do
10 Best Things to Do in Yamanashi
10 Best Things to Do in Shizuoka
5 Hidden Mt Fuji Viewing Spots in Kanagawa


Before visiting Mt Fuji, be sure to plan things in advance including how to get around, where to stay and what to see. Here are some travel tips that might help you plan a easy and smooth trip.

Mt Fuji Itinerary for 3 Days
How to Get to Mt.Fuji from Tokyo
10 Best Hotels near Mt Fuji


10 Best Hotels with a View of Mt.Fuji
How to Get to Hakone from Tokyo
10 Best Things to Do in Kawaguchiko
5 Best Glamping near Mt.Fuji
Lake Kawaguchiko Fireworks Festival: Kojosai
Fuji Kawaguchiko Herb Festival 2024