Best View of Mt Fuji: 20 Best Places to See Mt Fuji

The Complete Guide of Mt.Fuji Viewing: 20 Best Viewing Spots!

Mt Fuji is one of the most famous icons in Japan and it’s a popular landmark among photographers. The scenery of Mt Fuji can be seen from many locations and with different subjects and landscapes.

If you wish to capture the best view of Mt Fuji, please check this article, introducing the best spots to see and photograph Mt Fuji from famous view spots to hidden gems for locals in three prefectures (Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Yamanashi).


Kanagawa Prefecture offers possibly some of the most accessible Mt Fuji viewing spots from Tokyo as they are neighbouring prefectures. MM21 (Minato Mirai 21) is the urban area in Yokohama, popular for shopping, dining and entertainments, offering an amazing skyline view with Mt.Fuji on the background. Also Shonan area has numbers of lively beaches with great Mt Fuji scenery such as Enoshima, Inamuragasaki and the seaside road Route 134. Hakone area is a popular hot spring resort, rich in nature and offers a superb Mt Fuji view, especially around Lake Ashi.

1. MM21

2. Enoshima

3. Inamuragasaki

4. Route 134

Related article: 5 Hidden View Spots of Mt Fuji in Kanagawa

5. Lake Ashi


Shizuoka shares the border of Mt Fuji with Yamanashi Prefecture and there are plenty of spots to enjoy the great landscape. There are several man-made observation spots such as Izunokuni Panorama Park and Mishima Sky Walk. If you wish to capture the view of the mountain with bullet trains, Fuji River is the place, or with green tea field, visit Imamiya Tea Plantation. Along with Fuji Five Lakes in Yamanashi, Lake Tanuki is also a popular lake for outdoor activities with Mt Fuji view. As the prefecture sits along the coast, by the beach is also great place to see the mountain, such as in Miho no Matsubara. To capture the view of cherry blossoms and Mt.Fuji, Urui River must be the perfect spot.

6. Mishima Sky Walk

7. Fuji River

8. Imamiya Tea Plantation

9. Izunokuni Panorama Park

10. Urui River

12. Lake Tanuki

12. Miho no Matsubara


Another half of Mt Fuji is located in Yamanashi Prefecture and there are plentiful tourist attractions and viewing spots. Fuji Five Lakes (Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Sai, Lake Motosu and Shoji Shoji) is definitely worth to visit, as all five lakes offers different views of Mt Fuji. Oshino Hakkai is also located near these lakes. For the most iconic scenery, Chureito Pagoda is must-see spot. Also the splendid flower field next to the mountain can only be seen in spring time at Fuji Shibazakura Festival.

13. Lake Kawaguchi

14. Lake Yamanaka

15. Lake Sai

16. Lake Motosu

17. Lake Shoji

More info: Fuji Five Lakes: Take Best Photos of Mt.Fuji!!

18. Oshino Hakkai

19. Chureito Pagoda

20. Fuji Shibazakura Festival

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