Best activities spots during wintertime in the Mt. Fuji area around Kawaguchi lake
Mt. Fuji is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, we introduce you to some exciting winter activities in the area.
Lake Yamanakako’s amphibious bus KABA—a delightful ride both on road and water
Lake Yamanakako is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Here, you will experience a joyful ride on the amphibious bus “KABA,” (=hippo) a type of vehicle that is quite unusual in Japan. First, KABA will take you for a drive in the forest close to the lake, and then splash right into the lake! The picturesque scenery of Mt. Fuji as you cruise around is simply breathtaking.
●Lake Yamanakako KABA
●506-296, Hirano Aza Mukokiritsume, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture (Fujikyu Asahigaoka Bus Terminal)
＊for a bus timetable, please refer to the website
●Adults (junior high school students or older) 2,200yen; children (4-year-old to grade school students) 1,100yen; infants (0 to 3-year-old/no seat) 400yen
Fujiten Snow Resort—Engage in snow activities right near beautiful Mt. Fuji
Close from Mt. Fuji, Fujiten Snow Resort is a skiing area where 7 various courses are offered, such as a downhill course where you can enjoy the great view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko, and a family slope reserved for beginners. There are also terrain parks complete with kickers, rails, and boxes for snow boarders. Small children can safely sled or simply have fun in the snow at “Chibikko (kids) Island.”
●Fujiten Snow Resort
●8545-1, Narusawa-mura Aza Fujisan, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture
●December 5, 2016 through April 2, 2017 *Night skiing: Every Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays starting December 23, and year-end and New Year season
●Weekdays 8:30-17:00 (lifts operating 9:00-16:30), Weekends and holidays 8:00-17:00 (lifts operating 8:30-16:30) , Night skiing: 16:00-22:00 (lifts operating 16:00-21:30)
Fugaku Wind Cave and Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave—Exploring the caves of Aokigahara Jukai Forest
Located near Mt. Fuji and surrounded by the abundant greenery of Aokigahara Jukai Forest, the Fugaku Wind Cave is a lateral type cave with gentle slopes made by lava flows. Children and seniors can easily tour through the cave. The temperature inside is about 0 to 3 degrees Celsius, so be sure to wear warm clothes and enjoy!
●Fugaku Wind Cave and Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave
●Fugaku Wind Cave 0555-85-2300／Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave 0555-85-2301
●2068-1, Aokigahara, Saiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture
●November 16, 2016 through March 15, 2017
●9:00-16:45 *closed November 29 through December 7 due to inspections and maintenance work
*The above information was last updated October 18th, 2016. Please contact the facilities directly for more information.
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