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“Grotty and hard to find” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kawaguchiko Onsenji

Kawaguchiko Onsenji
6677, Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 555-72-6111
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Grotty and hard to find”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This was one of several onsens I visited in Japan and this was the only one I was disappointed in. The walls in the female section had large mold stains on them and the tiles had mildew in the grout. All of the baths looked dirty and run down, except the sauna which had a nice rustic atmosphere. It was also very difficult to locate, as it was situated back from the main road and had virtually no signage aside from a tiny sign all in Japanese. After missing the place several times, I had to ask locals to direct me and even then I was unsure if I had the right place. The only redeeming feature was the low price and the close proximity to the backpackers I was staying at. If you really want to visit an onsen at Mt Fuji then I'd still go, but don't expect anything special.

Visited May 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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“Very nice onsen!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

First onsen experience in Japan and it was perfect after walking all day around Kawaguchiko! This onsen is located in very luxuous and fancy ryokan, so the equipments are top quality. Jacuzzi, sauna, indoor-bath and outdoor-bath (rotenburo), so as the soap and shampoo! It costs 900 yen but you can get a discount ticket at your accommodation. We stayed at K's House (less than 5 min by foot) so it was just perfect! Think to bring your own towel, anyway you can rent one there.

Visited March 2013
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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“Affordable place to relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The Onsenji is situated near to the Kawaguchiko lake. After a day of visiting around Mount Fuji, this is a good place to relax and enjoy the Hot Spring water~ Its affordable, with 1000 yen per entry (900 yen if you got a discount brochure, which is available is some hotels or the tourist centre). Bring along a towel so you dont have to rent one there.

There are indoor and outdoor onsen. You can try both if you like. The outdoor onsen is walled up, so you cant see any scenery except the sky.

Visited February 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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“a nice indoor & outdoor onsen for visitors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

with 1000Yen (adult) can enjoy the onsen in onsenji, there's a nice outdoor onsen as well to enjoy under the starry sky, sauna also available, suitable for day trip visitors n within the retro bus route, oni problem is the last retro bus by 6pm, so have to walk bck to station (20mins) if over this timing

Visited May 2012
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