Where is Fujinomiya?
Fujinomiya is between Tokyo and Kyoto and is the closest city to the majestic Mount Fuji. Fujinomiya city is a short drive from Shin-Fuji station, which takes just over an hour from Tokyo station on the bullet train. Use your JR rail pass to visit for a day or even stay the night at the foot of Japan's most enduring icon!
What is there to do in Fujinomiya?
From outdoor and shopping tours that benefit local communities, to taking less travelled paths to the summit of Mt. Fuji, there are a wide range of authentic and off the beaten path experiences on offer. Check out the Fujinomiya Welcome Map for a full list of things to do and see. Looking for absolutely amazing views of Mt Fuji? Try a taxi tour and take terrific photos with a Mt Fuji Taxi Tour!
*Photo kindly provided by Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association
There are numerous paths to the summit of Mt Fuji and the Fujinomiya trail is one of the most popular trails. It is the shortest trail to the summit at around 5 hours for the ascent, but is generally very rocky and steep. Compare the trails to the summit and challenge yourself with the Fujinomiya trail! For maps, info and safety info see here. Alternatively try a relaxing day hike to the Hoei crater through local guides.
Newly opened in December 2017, the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka is a must see for anyone looking to visit Mt. Fuji. The centre aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of Mt. Fuji, to communicate its beauty and cultural significance to all visitors, and to help ensure that it continues to be protected and preserved for future generations. Learn about Mt Fuji, revel in the amazing views from within and around the centre and enjoy the interactive experiences within. See Trip Advisor reviews here and the official site to learn more.
Originally built over 1000 years ago for protection from volcanic eruptions, the shrine is a traditional starting point for climbing Mount Fuji. Today it has become the region's most important shrine and the head shrine of over 1300 Sengen and Asama shrines nationwide. See more info at Japan-guide, read the official site or have the full cultural experience and join an ecotour. Afterwards, use the Fujinomiya Welcome Map to walk the town and chat with locals in the nearby shotengai (traditional shopping street), or check out the sake brewery Takasago and see how nihonshu is made from the abundance of fresh spring water flowing from Mt Fuji through the town.
More activities in Fujinomiya?
There are too many activities and things to do in and around Fujinomiya to list them all here. From rafting and biking to flower and bird sanctuaries, Fujinomiya has something for everyone.
How do I get to Fujinomiya?
Access to Fujinomiya is easy. Planes, trains and automobiles are all convenient options. Stop off on your way to or from Kyoto to see up close the iconic mountain!
Using the JR Rail Pass?
① Tokyo-Mishima-Fuji-Fujinomiya (1h 46m)
② Tokyo-Shizuoka-Fuji-Fujinomiya (2h 26m)
③ Tokyo-Shizuoka-Fujinomiya (1h 40m) (via express train)
The third option above is the fastest one, as there is an express train from Shizuoka station to Fujinomiya station once every two hours.
① Nagoya-Shizuoka-Fuji-Fujinomiya (2h 35m)
② Nagoya-Shizuoka-Fujinomiya (1h 46m) (via express train)
The people of Fujinomiya are a welcoming and exciting community to visit. Relax amongst locals and take a break from the rush of the cities.
Fujinomiya City is located in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture, 110km from Tokyo and 288 km from Osaka. The northeastern part of the city includes the summit of Mt. Fuji. The city has a population of approximately 135,000. Download the Fujinomiya City Sightseeing Guidebook and detail on the areas around the city from the official Fujinomiya Travel Guide site.
Shizuoka Prefecture is right between Tokyo and Kyoto and is known for its stunning natural environment, Tokaido trail and culture and famous food such as Wasabi, seafood and green tea. Want to know more? Explore Shizuoka today.