Tokyo, Japan: Where is the best spot to view Mt Fuji?

Arakura Sengen Shrine

Arakura Sengen Shrine

I guess the answer might be varied. After doing some research, I found out that Kawaguchiko and Shimo-Yoshida are considered the best two. For the second consecutive year, I managed to visit Tokyo for its cherry blossom season. This year though, I was there when the bloom was approaching its end.

Mt Fuji

Mt Fuji

1. Kachikachi Yama Ropeway – Kawaguchiko
Kawaguchiko attracts millions of tourists every year with its beautiful lake, gigantic theme park and exotic hot springs. To view Mt Fuji, Kachikachi Yama Ropeway is a must. When seen from the top, the majestic view of Mt Fuji is simply breathtaking.

How to reach:
• Narita Express (Narita International Airport to Shinjuku) YEN 1500 for about 1hr 45 mins
• Keio Bus (Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko) YEN 1700 for about 2 hrs
• Retro Bus (Kawaguchiko to Kachikachi Ropeway) for about 15 mins
• KachiKachi Yama Ropeway (roundtrip at YEN 720)

Magnificent

Magnificent

2. Arakura Sengen Shrine – Shimo Yoshida
Arakura Sengen Shrine is exceptionally stunning during the cherry blossom season. The giant backdrop of Mt Fuji with the Sakura is the epitome of classic Japanese scenery. It is a beautiful place not to be missed for photography enthusiasts.

How to reach:
• Narita Express (Narita International Airport to Shinjuku) YEN 1500 for about 1hr 45 mins
• Keio Bus (Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko) YEN 1700 for about 2 hrs
• Fujikyu Railway Line (Kawaguchiko to Shimo-Yoshida) YEN 300 for 15 mins
• Hiking from Shimo-Yoshida Station to Arakura Sengen Shrine for free

All in pink

All in pink

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