This New Observation Deck In Yamanashi Gives You Amazing Front Seat Views Of Mt. Fuji


Ili •  Aug 17, 2021

Japan has many iconic attractions that should be on every traveller's bucket list. Tokyo Skytree, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Osaka Castle, Tokyo Imperial Palace - the list goes on. Of course, there's no forgetting Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan!

There are plenty of reasons why you should visit Mt. Fuji at least once in your lifetime, one of which is for its majestic views. The next time you take a trip there, make sure to plan accordingly so you know where to head to for the best views of the mountain.

P.S. Did you know that there's a restaurant near Mt Fuji that serving authentic Muslim-friendly Japanese food?

Where is the best view of Mount Fuji?

Credit: @mtfujiropeway on Instagram

There are several destinations where you can get an amazing view of Mt Fuji. Both the Shizuoka's Fujimi Terrace and observation deck at Fuji-Q Highland are popular spots for views from up high. Another place you can head to is Lake Kawaguchiko. Here, you'll be able to see the mountain standing tall behind the lake.

Recently, a new spot has opened up at Zekkei Panorama Kairo where you'll be able to admire panoramic views of the mountain, Lake Kawaguchiko and the entire city! Located on the Mt Fuji Panorama Ropeway, travel from ground level all the way to the top of Mt Tenjo that's 1,075 metres above sea level.

Credit: @mtfujiropeway on Instagram

  • Getting there: Board the ropeway from Lakeside Station (a 2-minute and 20 second journey up the mountain). Once arrived at Fujimidai Station, walk a few minutes up the slope to reach the observation deck.
  • Admission feeThe observation deck is free to visit. A round-trip on the ropeway costs ¥900 (children ¥450).
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 9.30AM-4PM, Sat-Sun; 9.30AM-5PM (Do note that opening hours may change depending on the season)

Already dreaming of your trip to the iconic snow-capped mountain? Check out our essential (and Muslim-friendly!) tips to conquering Mount Fuji and Hakone. With an inspiring guide in your pocket, you'll be ready to take on Mt Fuji on your future trip to Japan ?