Cherry blossoms that can be enjoyed together with Mt. Fuji and the Five Storey Pagoda

Arakurayama
Sengen Park

Cherry blossoms and Mt. Fuji are both beautiful symbols of Japan, and Arakurayama Sengen Park in Fujiyoshida city of Yamanashi prefecture is located near Mt. Fuji, allowing visitors to enjoy both symbols at the same time. Here we introduce how to spend a full day of enjoying cherry blossoms including some attractive spots in the vicinity.

Provided by: Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi

A photo of beautiful cherry blossoms with Mt. Fuji

A park with an excellent view of Mt. Fuji. It is also a famous cherry blossom viewing spot, where the most famous Japanese cherry blossom, the Someiyoshino, blooms in the spring. A magnificent of Japan created by the pagoda, Mt. Fuji, and cherry blossoms.

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Address
3353-1 Arakura, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi
Telephone number
0555-21-1000
(Fujiyoshida Tourism Promotion Services)
Open hours
Open at all times
Days closed
Open all year round
Entrance fee
Free of charge

9:00

Depart from Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station is convenient for heading to Mt. Fuji from Tokyo. Head to Okubo Station using the JR Chuo Line. It is also possible to enjoy your trip as you see the amount of nature increase in the scenery the further you get from Tokyo.

11:30

Arakurayama Sengen Park

Provided by: Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi

Arakurayama Sengen Park is located about halfway up Arakurayama, and it is a park where you can view Mt. Fuji and the town of Fujiyoshida. It is also a famous spot for cherry blossoms, allowing visitors to enjoy the traditional Japanese view of cherry blossoms and Mt. Fuji during the spring. It is a place that will definitely amaze you.

A park with a symbolic view of Japan, with Mt. Fuji, the Five Storey Pagoda, and cherry blossoms. A breathtaking view of cherry blossoms in full bloom after walking through the Torii (archway). Cherry blossoms at night are also pretty!

13:00

Yoshida no Udon @ Lake Kawaguchi

Enjoy local dishes for lunch after viewing cherry blossoms at “Yoshida no Udon”. Udon is one of the most famous noodles in Japan, made from flour. It has a slightly hard, sticky texture, and is popular among the Japanese. The noodles of “Yoshida no Udon” are a bit wider and has been popular in this region since the Edo period. The price is also reasonable at \300. Please try as there are many shops that serve udon around Fujiyoshida Station.

An udon with a strong texture! The miso and soy sauce base flavor is delicious! It’s the local food of Yamanashi prefecture and many Japanese people from around the country also com

15:00

Fujiyama Onsen

Take some time to relax after having fun, and what better way to relax than sitting in a Japanese traditional onsen (hot spring). The water here is known to make your skin beautiful, and it is also possible to enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji after taking a bath.

It’s considered to be the largest Japanese traditional bath made only using wood! You can also see Mt. Fuji from the resting space! I hear it’s also good for you skin!

Fuji-Q-Highland

This place is one of the largest amusement parks in Japan and famous for its extremely thrilling “Zekkyo machines” (roller coasters). Guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.

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Highland Resort
Hotel & Spa

A resort hotel within Fuji-Q-Highland. By staying here you can also enter Fujiyama Onsen as many times as you wish for free during you stay. Guests also have privileges when entering Fuji-Q-Highland.

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19:25

Arrive at Shinjuku

It is also possible to return to Tokyo on the same day by using the highway bus. Shinjuku is also known as “the town the never sleeps”. If you wish to enjoy more, you can go shopping, eat, or drink at night.

It’s amazing that you can enjoy the cherry blossoms, Mt. Fuji, take a bath at an onsen, and come back to Tokyo on the same day! I’d like to try staying overnight next time!

Sights & Attractions

Fuji Subaru Line,5th Station–Yoshida entrance

Fuji Subaru Line,
5th Station –Yoshida entrance

The 5th Station of Mt. Fuji is located on the side of Mt. Fuji. It is accessible by buses coming from various stations located at the foot of the mountain.

Fuji-Q Highland

Fuji-Q Highland

This is Japan's uniquely Japanese amusement park. There are loads of rides and attractions for all ages at Fuji-Q Highland, including Guinness World Record holding roller coasters.

Lake Yamanaka

Lake Yamanaka

Since olden times, Lake Yamanaka has been the place to escape Japan’s summer heat. There are many hotels and summer villas lining the waters of the lake and the natural beauty of the surrounding area will amaze you.

Lake Kawaguchi

Lake Kawaguchi

Located on the northern side of Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi is a popular destination for tourists seeking views of Mt. Fuji. There are also museums, shops and hot springs to visit and many fun activities, such as fishing and marine sports. 

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