We also recommend Fujiyoshida, which is famous for its cherry blossoms, in the fall! This is a course only available in the fall that visits famous fall leaf spots.
Arakurayama Sengen Park
This is one of the Top 100 Mt. Fuji Viewing Points in Kanto area, and the scenery of Mt. Fuji with Chureito Pagoda is famous.
"Mt. Fuji and Five-story Pagoda (Chureito) in Winter"
Mt. Fuji looks more overwhelming with snow on top. On a clear day in winter, the contrast of three colors of blue sky, white snow, and the red pagoda is fascinating.
The sun-lit Mt. Fuji shines in gold with autumn leaves. The autumn clouds are also characteristic in shapes, so this is the best season to photograph the clouds performing over Mt. Fuji.
"Viewing the Townscape of Fujiyoshida City with Mt. Fuji in the Background"
You will have an entire view of Mt. Fuji from Arakurayama Sengen Park. If you see the spectacle from here, you will agree to a catch line of Fujiyoshida City "Mt. Fuji is always here."
Approx. 8 min by car
Purchase souvenirs at Tokyoya Seika
This company uses carefully selected adzuki beans, red bean paste, rice and flour produced in Japan. The beautiful "dried confectionary" modeled in the shape of Mt. Fuji has a sweet and crisp texture. It has a beautiful appearance, so it is very popular as a souvenir.
Approx. 9 min by car
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine
This shrine is said to have originated in 100 A.D., when a small shrine was built to celebrate the visit of prince Yamato Takeru-no Mikoto to this hill when he was on his way to Kai Province from Hakone, and to remember his blessing message at the time, "the divine Mt. Fuji shall be viewed from the north". Later in 788, the altar was set to enshrine Sengen God at the present site to alleviate frequent eruption of Mt. Fuji, and the spirit of Yamato Takeru was enshrined in Otsuka yama at that time. Mt. Fuji had been worshipped from ancient time and regarded the bounds of sacred, but people started to enter the mountain for ascetic training by the influence of ancient mountain worship, and this shrine became a basis of Mt. Fuji worship. In the Edo era, "Fuji-ko" worship gained explosive popularity and this area flourished as its sacred spot. The site was designated as one of Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site Assets in 2013.
Approx. 7 min by car
Roadside Station Fujiyoshida
A road station where the joys of "shopping", "eating", and "playing" are gathered at the foot of Mt. Fuji.〈Front Entrance〉
In front of the Roadside Station is a spacious deck for events, where local residents sell flowers and vegetables, nursery plants they grow, sundry goods, etc. Also flea markets and street performers shows are held periodically.
〈Tourist Information Corner〉
Fujiyoshida sightseeing information is in this corner, providing a full range of brochures of the Fuji Five Lakes area. The window is always staffed with personnel for your detailed questions. Also, you can purchase "Roadside Station Ticket", road maps, etc., check the latest traffic and weather information with live-cam on a large display at the corner.
〈Bussan-kan〉(Local products shop)
This shop deals with products from the Fuji Five Lakes area in the greatest variety. The bountiful products are seasonable, and the price is reasonable. Yamanashi's standard souvenir "Shingen-mochi", the Roadside Station's original sweets, local wines and sakes, udon noodles, sundries and crafts such as inden, etc. are sold here.
〈Free of charge, Mt. Fuji spring water〉
Mt. Fuji spring water pumped from 100 meters below ground can be taken away for free. The water is smooth and mild, abundant in minerals. The plastic containers and pet bottles for water are sold at the Roadside Station's Bussan-kan.
※The water has the least necessary chlorination, but is not treated for preservation, so use it soon after you take it.
Approx. 2 min by car
Fuji Sansaku-koen Park
Fuji Sansaku Koen is an attractive park fully utilizing the slope inclination, rich natural environment, and the extensive view of Mt. Fuji.
Approx. 2 min by car
The falls of the Katsura river with water from Lake Yamanaka and Oshino Hakkai. The fall is 10m, and reflects various colors of four seasons. The rocks around the falls were formed from lava outflown from the erupted Mt. Fuji. The waterfall basin is deep, and floating air in this hidden beauty spot is cool even in summer. Visitors enjoy the blossoms of mitsuba-tsutsuji (a kind of azalea) in spring, and tinted Japanese maple leaves in autumn.
Approx. 1 min by car
The museum exhibits the materials related to Mt. Fuji and Fujiyoshida City; Mt. Fuji worship, World Heritage Site Assets, the history, folklore, and the industries of the city over the time with the history of Mt. Fuji.