Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway
9:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:20 PM
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Nov 2022
This is such a gorgeous place, but it's important to check the weather forecast beforehand as Mt Fuji can be quite shy sometimes if there is a lot of cloud cover. Best visibility is in the winter months when blue skies are more common. Summer is rainy season in Japan so much higher likelihood of the mountain being covered by clouds. 900 yen will get you a roundtrip ticket on the ropeway to the view point up top. I've also noticed that mornings are more likely to have clear skies than afternoons, so it's a good idea to get there when they first open for best viewing and least amount of crowds. Avoid weekends and holidays. Up top is a collection of various things to keep you occupied. Souvenir store, snack shed, toilets. There are several nice viewpoints to take pictures. Some vegetation so you can try your hand at framing trees and other vegetation around Mt Fuji for the perfect instagram shot. The newest attraction is a giant swing with Mt Fuji as a backdrop. Two swings next to each other for couples to take the perfect romantic photograph. The swing staff is very helpful, speaks English, and will proactively take pictures and videos for you during your session. You are connected to the swing by a seatbelt and chain, so it's impossible to fall off. 500 yen per person gets you 3 minutes of swing time, timed by some quiet soothing music that plays during your ride. Line is very slow moving because it takes time to get everyone attached and detached from the swings, so just 10 couples in front of you means at least 30 - 40 minutes wait time. Swing tickets must be purchased at the souvenir shop below, not from the attendants at the swings themselves. Save your receipt as well as they will want to see both tickets and receipt when it's your turn. My only complaint is that the ropeway faces the north side of Mt Fuji, which means the sun is never behind you when you are taking pictures. The sun will be in many of your pictures, so the lighting isn't ideal for quality photography. You'll likely get quite a lot of glare in some shots so it pays to walk around a bit to try to find an angle with some overhead cover that will give you a crisper cleaner photograph.

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phalanxye
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan666 contributions
Jan 2020
Amazing alternative to viewing Mt. Fuji up close via cable car and overlooking Lake Kawaguchi. Cable car ride fare is reasonable and can be combine with the Lake Kawaguchi boat ride.
Written April 29, 2020
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zaz91
41 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Getting a ticket was quite confusing. We had to wait in line for a number outside then wait for a couple of hours until our number was called to buy a ticket. The cable car was very busy but once at the top it was very calm and I was glad of the crowd control. It was a little cloudy but you can have your photo with a love bell, rub a lucky rabbits foot and play a good fortune game. There is a really good gift shop and a food stall - you have to have the dango and take a photo! It's a must see attraction for Lake kawaguchiko but just be prepared for a wait if there is crowds
Written March 28, 2020
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GClife
Gold Coast, Australia1,568 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were very lucky to have a clear day. Nice views of Mt Fuji from top, the perspective overlooks the town with mountain in background. It’s a nice view with different viewing points, although I have to say you can get a gorgeous view of Mt Fuji lakeside, with the lake in foreground Our hotel gave us a pass which offered 10% off. We came up here in winter, the paths leading to different vantage points can get very muddy
Written February 5, 2020
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Shelley L
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Jun 2019 • Friends
I visisted Mount Fuji for the day with friends and it was such a lovely day out. I would definitley advise to use the Ropeway because it offers you an amazing view of the city, Kawaguchiko. I wrote a Travel Blog of my trip to Mount Fuji, link on my bio on my Instagram if you fancy a read. Shelleyludford

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Written May 12, 2020
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zags
Indonesia196 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This is a great way to enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji from up the hill by a cable car. It was windy so they crammed so many people in the cable car, probably around 30 people then. Fortunately it didn't take long to go uphill.

As we reached the top, we could see the view of Mt. Fuji, enjoy the cool winter air, and visit the souvenir shop that offers Mt. Fuji-themed merchandise (and snacks).

Unfortunately as we were enjoying our time up there, we were called to go back down because of the strong wind, and as we were back down the hill the cable car service was temporarily closed.
Written January 5, 2020
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Juhi K
Sydney, Australia426 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The views are great but they force too many passengers into each ropeway trip up and down. Literally packed like sardines - unpleasant. If you have time, walk uphill. In hindsight we could've easily hiked and enjoyed the scenery.
Written January 1, 2020
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Karen E
Adelaide, Australia288 contributions
Mar 2019
If you are like me and love the sight of Mt Fuji this is another way to see it. We went later in the day and it wasn’t too busy. Mt Fuji had a few clouds around by then but still great views. The view of the lake is also great. Gift shop up the top to buy snacks drinks and souvenirs that didn’t seem too badly priced.
Written February 25, 2020
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Marilyn S
Alton, UK18 contributions
Nov 2019
Great trip up on the ropeway although rather squashed! Great opportunity to see Fujisan but only had a glimpse. If you are on a tour, you can't hang around and she does tend to attract the clouds. Howeve, we had a great view from our hotel in Tokyo so not too disappointed
Written February 9, 2020
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Ian S
109 contributions
Mar 2020
Nice trip up on the cable car. Lovely views of the lake and mountains, and the park at the top is very nice too.

Though what made it more delightful was the scary/morbid story that they illustrate throughout the place. The story of the Racoon and the Rabbit is the theme of this place (it includes murder, revenge and torture but looks like a kids story – only in Japan ;)

We spoke to one person at the Ropeway who had very good English who explained the story to us. It is worth hearing, but maybe not a good one to teach your kids.
Written April 26, 2020
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Itravel0ne
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,872 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
A short ride on the cable car to the observation point. We were here in the morning and the cloud surrounded Mt Fuji top and refused to lift. Can’t have a perfect picture. However by afternoon we were at the premier outlet and the mountain was in full view. Majestically standing for a full picture.
Written February 13, 2020
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