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Recommended spots in the environs of Mt. Fuji [on the Shizuoka side]

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Asagiri-kogen Highlands


A vast plateau that extends 700 to 1000 meters above sea level at the western base of Mt. Fuji. This is one of the leading dairy farmlands of Japan, and there are guest ranches such as the 'Makaino Farm' where you can experience cow-milking and also go on walks accompanied with goats, and the 'Fuji Milkland' where you can come in touch with animals.

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Train & Bus
Tokyo Station > Tokaido Shinkansen Line (about 1 hour) > JR Shin-Fuji Station > about 1 hour on the Fuji Kyuko Bus > Asagiri-kogen bus stop

Shiraito-no-taki Falls


Shooting down from a cliffside 200 meters wide and 20 meters high, these falls have been named Shiraito-no-taki (literally 'Falls of White Threads') as the water pours down almost like countless white threads. It is characterized by the water spurting out directly from the rock surface. Also in the neighborhood of the Asagiri-kogen Highlands, there are other unique waterfalls such as the “Jinba-no-taki Falls” and the 'Otodome-no-taki Falls'.

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Train & Bus
Tokyo Station > 43 minutes on the Tokaido Shinkansen (super-express) > Mishima Station > 29 minutes on the Tokaido Honsen line > Fuji Station > 17 minutes on the Minobu Sen line > JR Fujinomiya Station > about 30 minutes by bus

Fujisan-Hongu Sengen-taisha Grand Shrine

Mt.Fuji
This grand shrine has played the central role in the worship of Mt. Fuji. The view of Mt. Fuji seen beyond the large torii gate is magnificent. In the precincts, spring water coming from Mt. Fuji wells up, and is regarded as miraculous water (Reisui). Formerly those climbing up Mt. Fuji used to purify themselves with this water before departing on their journey up Mt. Fuji. At the top of Mt. Fuji, there stands the Okunomiya inner shrine of the Fujisan-Hongu Sengen-taisha Grand Shrine.

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Tokyo Station > 43 minutes on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line > Mishima Station > 29 minutes on the Tokaido Honsen line > Fuji Station > 17 minutes on the Minobu Sen line > JR Fujinomiya Station > 10 minutes' walk

Gotenba Premium Outlets


This is the largest outlet complex in Japan. It houses about 170 brand stores.

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Train
Tokyo Station > 1 hour and 5 minutes on the JR Tokaido Honsen line Rapid Service > Kozu Station > about 1 hour on the JR Gotenba Sen line > JR Gotenba Station
Odakyu Shinjuku Station > 1 hour and 35 minutes on the Limited-stop Express 'Asagiri' > Gotenba Station
From Gotenba Station, it is a 10-minute ride on the free shuttle bus.

Bus
West Exit of Shinjuku Station > about 1 hour and 30 minutes on the non-stop bus (This service which is only available for round trips, on Saturdays, Sundays and on National Holidays, must be reserved in advance.)
Yaesu Exit of Tokyo Station > 1 hour and 25 minutes on the non-stop bus (available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and on National Holidays)

Fuji Safari Park

Animals such as lions and giraffes are kept in an almost natural environment, and can be observed by driving around in the special Safari Park bus or the visitors' own cars

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Train & Bus
Tokyo Station > 43 minutes on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line > Mishima Station > 50 minutes on the Fuji Kyuko Bus
Tokyo Station > 1 hour and 5 minutes on the JR Tokaido Honsen line Rapid Service > Kozu Station > about 1 hour on the JR Gotenba Sen line > JR Gotenba Station > 35 minutes by bus

Ganyudo-no-Watashibune ferry boat




Ganyudo-no-Watashibune ferry boat, Numazu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
At the Kano-gawa River, you can experience the 'watashibune' ferry boat which used to be an important means for crossing the river in former times. On this boat trip which lasts for some 20 minutes, with the boat rowed by the bargeman (captain), you will be able to enjoy seeing Mt. Fuji. The role of this ferry boat had come to an end upon the completion of the bridge in 1971, but this boat service was later revived once again. The fare is 100 yen per adult.

In this area, there is the "Senbonhama Koen (park)" which offers an exquisite landscape consisting of a gently curving beach, pine groves and Mt. Fuji, as well as the Numazu Fish Market and a restaurant quarter where you can savor delicious fresh fish. There is also a promenade where you can enjoy taking strolls as you gaze at Mt. Fuji.

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Train
Tokyo Station > 1 hour on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line > Mishima Station > 8 minutes on the Tokaido Honsen line > Numazu Station
Odakyu Shinjuku Station > 2 hours on the Limited-stop Express 'Asagiri' > Numazu Station