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We have compiled a list of the best places to take photos of Mt. Fuji. Taking photos near residential areas will be considered a nuisance, but there is no problem if you take photos from tourist spots or designated areas.

Fuji Sibazakura(Moss phlox) Park

This park holds an event called the “Fuji Shibazakura Festival" for about three weeks every May. Admission fee is 1000 yen per adult. A set plan that includes a shuttle bus from Kawaguchiko Station and admission tickets is sold on the official website.

If you can visit when it’s sunny, you can take pictures of the cute purple moss phlox and Mt. Fuji together. With open land and well-maintained roads, you can enjoy photography to your heart’s content in a space that coexists with nature.

Many people come here to take photos, so the locals won’t dislike you. There is also a place to store your camera for taking photos, so it is perfect for taking photos of Mt. Fuji. Like the photo area at Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine, there is no time limit for use, so you can take your time taking photos.

Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine

We recommend visiting around the beginning of April every year. You can take photos of the cherry blossoms, Mt. Fuji, and the five-storied pagoda, giving you a sense of Japan. We recommend that you take a taxi from Mt. Fuji Station to a nearby location, and then walk along the way.

The road to the shrine is in a residential area, so be careful not to disturb the locals. This is the land of samurai and ninja. The local people are special people who have been protecting the shrine since ancient times, so if you make them your enemy, even Japanese people will not be able to return home.

Once you reach the shrine, you will have to climb up a long slope or stairs. There is a five-storied pagoda at the top of the mountain, and you can walk to the special photo spot from the far right. When it’s crowded, the shooting area can only be used for about 5 minutes and people will have to take turns.

If you don’t go on a sunny day, you will fail because you won’t be able to see Mt. Fuji. This is a weather issue so it’s all luck. The best way to do this is to make friends with Japanese people visiting this shrine, exchange social media accounts, and ask them to share their best photos on sunny days. Japanese people like to make polite friends.

Herb Tei-en Kawaguchiko

Admission to the herb garden at Lake Kawaguchi is free, and you can enjoy viewing a variety of plants. This herb garden has a building that combines a paid cafe and a photography space, and you can freely take photos of Mt. Fuji from the rooftop of the building, which requires an admission fee.

There are exhibits related to Mt. Fuji, a cafe menu with Mt. Fuji as a motif, and there is also an indoor space where you can enjoy sweets and tea while looking out at Mt. Fuji.

It is a spot that is not often visited by foreign tourists, but is quite famous among Japanese people, so it is a secret recommended spot. If you are not polite, you may anger the locals, so be polite, quiet, and take your time.

There is no time limit for use of the rooftop photo spot. There are chairs on the rooftop, so if there are any seats available, you can sit on one and enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Fuji.

Oshino Hakkai

The best way to visit is by sightseeing bus, local bus, or taxi. As long as the weather is clear, you can photograph Mt. Fuji and traditional Japanese buildings all year round. There is also a pond full of the power of nature that springs from the land around Mt. Fuji.

Most of them are foreign tourists, but there are also a few locals and Japanese tourists. Many people believe in Mt. Fuji, and this land itself is at the foot of Mt. Fuji, and is also privately owned land. Do not throw away trash or spit.

Once you arrive at Oshino Hakkai, you can see Mt. Fuji from almost anywhere. Mt. Fuji is easiest to see around the square where the souvenir shops are located, but we recommend taking photos from the second floor of the central square, which you can enter for a fee. Also be sure to check out the traditional buildings that are only available in the area for a fee.

Michi-no-Eki “Narusawa” roadside station

The roadside station “Narusawa" also has a hot spring with a view of Mt. Fuji called “Yurari". We recommend visiting with the intention of soaking in the hot springs. There is also a Mt. Fuji museum on the north side that you can enter for free. The museum is free, but there is a charge for the hot springs.

You can see Mt. Fuji from anywhere within the vast grounds of the roadside station “Narusawa." It’s vast and there aren’t many people, so you can take photos from anywhere. We recommend taking photos of Mt. Fuji from the south side of the roadside station “Narusawa" restaurants and shops.

You can only see Mt. Fuji when it’s sunny. There are no obstacles in the way, and you can photograph Mt. Fuji from quite close up. We recommend pointing your camera from a hill near the trekking course on the north side of the site.

Lake “Yamanakako” Hananomiyako Flower Park

This is a vast flower garden near Lake Yamanaka. Although it is not suitable for foreign tourists, there are accommodation facilities nearby. If you are staying around Lake Yamanaka and want to take photos of Mt. Fuji to your heart’s content, this is recommended. It’s not so much that I go out of my way to adjust my schedule and visit.

The flowers in full bloom and Mt. Fuji on a sunny day are so cute and beautiful, and it’s a wonderful way to feel nature with your whole body. Depending on the season, the flowers may not be in bloom, so this facility is more geared toward Japanese people than foreign tourists.

The site is spacious and has a moderate amount of nature, so you can enjoy taking photos of Mt. Fuji at your leisure without time or restrictions. Even at low angles, there will be almost no obstacles in the way of shooting. Please be sure to visit on a sunny day.

Lake “Motosu" Kou-An Camp Site

When you visit this place, take photos, and post them on SNS, you often receive positive responses from Japanese people. It is also a spot that appeared in the most popular camping animation ”YuruCamp” in Japan, and just knowing this place will earn you high praise.

However, the surroundings of this place are very plain. Mt. Fuji is beautiful and the scenery is beautiful, but there is only Lake Motosu and a campsite. Other than that, there are only nature, mountain creatures, and people who love camping.

Although it is not a place suitable for sightseeing, it is a recommended place to take photos of Mt. Fuji. Also, since many people visit this place to take photos, it is okay to take photos on the street as long as it does not disturb or annoy others.

Rail Station “Fujisan" Fujikyu Railways

The area around Fujisan Station is also a great place to take photos of Mt. There is an observation deck on the roof of the Fujisan Station building. From the observation deck, you can see Mt. Fuji and the local cityscape. Try to aim for a sunny day with as few clouds as possible.

You can rest assured that it will take about an hour and a half to walk around Mt. Fuji Station. 30 minutes to walk around the station building and 1 hour to see inside the station building should probably be enough. If you want to eat, extend your stay as much as necessary.

Fujisan Station is an important transportation hub in this area, so there are plenty of taxis and buses, so you generally won’t have any trouble getting there. Route buses and shuttle buses must be reserved and confirmed in advance. Please give yourself plenty of time when sightseeing.

Michi-no-Eki “Asagiri Kougen” roadside station

Asagiri Plateau is located in Shizuoka Prefecture, but it is an essential place to see Mt. Fuji up close. It is located on the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures, so it is actually part of Yamanashi prefecture. There is also a sake brewery closest to Mt. Fuji.

The grounds are very large and there are many plants growing there, but if you plan your location a little, you can find the perfect spot to take photos of Mt. Fuji. There is a large park-like area called “Asagiri Food Park" in the back of the building of the roadside station “Asagiri Kogen", and there is also a campsite.

We recommend taking photos of Mt. Fuji from this walking area. It’s a waste to just stop by a roadside station. Many people leave without realizing that there are sightseeing spots and facilities in the back, so don’t forget.

Mountain weather is changeable.

This area is located in a mountainous area with an altitude of approximately 800m, and the weather is subject to change. It’s usually sunny, but once it gets cloudy, it’s cloudy for the rest of the day.

Check the weather in advance before visiting a photo spot for Mt. Fuji. If you are visiting from overseas and want to take photos of Mt. Fuji, it is best to plan on staying for about a week. The surest way is to visit each spot on a sunny day.

In Japan, there are umbrellas called folding umbrellas that can be folded into a compact size. You can take it home with you by putting it in your travel bag when you go through the airport check. Although it is often not possible to carry it on board, it is recommended that you buy a folding umbrella as a souvenir.

Recommended Weather News

There are several weather information apps in Japan. News from the Japan Meteorological Agency and weather forecasts from various companies are generally accurate. It is highly accurate and reliable. You can also check the photo posts on Twitter (X) and Instagram by people living in Yamanashi Prefecture to know the weather in real time.

I pray that the area around Mt. Fuji will be sunny when you visit.


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