Where did we decide to stay in Kawaguchiko?
We had to conduct a bit of research before we determined where to stay in Kawaguchi-ko. Since we were on a strict budget we couldn’t afford some of the hotels with the nicest views from the Lake.
Therefore, staying near the train station became our priority. We eventually opted to stay at the Kawaguchi-ko Station Inn. It turned out to be a super nice budget choice. Very clean, quite low key with a common room in the basement.
It took us about 10-15 minutes to walk to the lake from this property and only about 1 minute from the train station. At the time of writing it had an excellent score of 8.4/10 based on 503 verified customer reviews. We feel that is score is a very accurate representation of this property. If you want something a bit closer to the Lake, then please read the section below.
Like other hotels in Japan, Kawaguchi-ko Station Inn has a large hot bathing area called onsen. The onsen was a great treat and something that I didn’t expect at a budget place to stay.
Find the Best Hotel Deals in Kawaguchi-ko, Mount Fuji Area
There are three hotel providers that we used when we were traveling throughout Japan and the Fuji region: www.agoda.com, www.hotelscombined.com and www.booking.com. All three of them offer a massive selection of rooms.
Many of our readers visiting Japan book exclusively with Agoda or Booking.com. We have created links to their respective properties to save you some time:
Top Rated Properties on Kawaguchiko, Mount Fuji Based on Verified Guest Reviews
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- Properties rated based on ‘overall’ review scores from each respective website’s verified guests.
- Minimum of 50 verified guest reviews required to be considered eligible for comparison.
- All star ratings and verified guest review scores are tallied at the time of writing, and therefore, are subject to change.
Flight Information – Getting to Mount Fuji From Tokyo
When we visited Fuji we first checked out Tokyo, and then made our way to Kawaguchiko using our Japan Rail Passes.
Most tourists that visit Fuji typically fly into Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport or Tokyo’s Narita International Airport.
These airports service flights from all over the world. Therefore, when you are trying to book your flight to Japan online these two airports should be considered if you’re trying to find the cheapest flights.
What is the closest airport to Mount Fuji?
The closest airport to Mount Fuji is called Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport. Most international tourists haven’t even heard about this airport, but according to our research, if you’re flying into or out of Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport then there is a good chance you will get some great views of Mount Fuji.
At the time of writing, domestic flights to/from Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, and Okinawa were available at Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport.
Some international flights also fly to/from Shizuoka Airport, but they are quite limited. At the time of writing, you could book a flight to Shizuoka from Seoul, Taipei, Shanghai, Wuhan, Ningbo, Nanjing and Hangzhou.
How can you find the cheapest flights to Mount Fuji or Tokyo?
I suggest using a price comparison site that will quickly give you a benchmark of the flight prices to get to Haneda, Narita or Shizuoka depending on your city of origin.
In our particular case we used BookingBuddy and Momondo for our flights to Japan. Be sure to check out both Haneda and Narita as prices can vary between airports. I have created links below to these price comparison pages to save you some time and money getting to Fuji:
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO MOUNT FUJI (Tokyo) – Momondo
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO MOUNT FUJI (Tokyo) – BookingBuddy