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3360-1 Arakura, Fujiyoshida 403-0011, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The location is the reason to visit. Probably one of the most photographed pagodas in Japan, with Mt Fuji in the background. A very steep climb of 400 steps, or a slightly less steep track to one side. About 15-20 mins walk from Shimoyoshida rail...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we arrived when it was cloudy and rainy so were unable to view Mt. Fuji. We had a delightful late afternoon walk up the stairs to the pagoda and then took the winding path down through the forest. Very invigorating walk, probably absolutely gorgeous...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YorkSJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

be prepared for a long long climb up to the observation spot where you can capture the pagoda and mount fuji in a single amazing frame. recommend to go early in the morning as mount fuji can be hidden behind clouds by noon. this is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank woonopybrown
Reviewed December 15, 2018

enjoyed the climb great exercise. However so annoying many people just stood there and blocked the view so others couldn't get to see the view... Walk higher up the hill to get a better view.. glad there was toilet near by.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank GailPantin
Reviewed December 14, 2018

All I can say is that this place is the most photographed location in Japan for good reason. Every year, thousands of people make the steep hike up of about 400 steps just to get that picture perfect moment of Mt Fuji with the beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank eugenef36
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

One of the best place to get a view at Fujisan. Just 400 small steps up the hill, and you’ll get the picture perfect view of the beautiful snow-capped Fuji right in front of you. Advisable to go before sun rise. Not so many people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shamim2612
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

We were here in March and found this iconic photo op Cureito pagoda. Best time to visit is March to view the cherry blossoms, Mt Fuji and vibrant red pagoda. It’s beautiful and majestic!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ChunkysoupSF
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a place worth seeing. We arrived to Kawaguchi in a foggy day and Mt. Fuji was hidden, but still decided to go. The view of the pagoda, the city, the trees and everything is so beautiful. You have to be prepared to climb...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lilirogz
Reviewed September 30, 2018

This may be one of the most photographed views of Fujisan and definitely worth a visit. It's about a 15-25 minute walk of stairs to the viewpoint from the foot of the hill, depending on your fitness level.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank blue0rchid
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We spent a lot of time debating on where to get some views of mt Fuji, and narrowed it down to hakone or fujiyoshida. I’m glad we opted for the latter when we came across chureito pagoda and the peaceful, serene views it offered us...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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January 7, 2019|
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Response from Lilirogz | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It can be done, you can catch a bus really early (around 6:30 am) from Shinjuku. Arrive to kawaguchiko station and then catch a train to Shiniyoshida Station. Then go back to kawaguchiko station and go back to Tokyo. I... More
December 10, 2017|
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Response from Henri F | Reviewed this property |
It is pretty much impossible to detemine the fog condition until the day of your visit. From my previous visit in the morning (around 9am) I had to wait around 1 hour up in the mountain for the fog to clear to get a decent... More
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Daniel C
Toronto, Canada
2.5 day motorcycle trip (0 Replies)
Hi, is this trip realistically doable? I catch the tail of the golden way riding out of Tokyo which might be a PITA, but since I can lanesplit, It will not be as bad. Am I missing any key attractions along the way? Hakone is in the vicinity, but it seems like a too much of a tourist trap for me :/ plus time is tight anyways on day 2. Sat May7 day 1: 3:30pm headed towards Fujiyoshida via motorcycle. Depending on traffic, might take Chuo, or part of Chuo and a local road that cuts...More
April 18, 2016|
Shinjuku to Shimoyoshida Station (5 Replies)
Hello! I'm trying to figure out the best and least expensive way to get to Shimoyoshida Station from Tokyo. Our goal is to go see the Chureito Pagoda. I checked Google maps and it says that easiest is to take a bus from Shinjuku Expressway Terminal. However, when I look at the map it seems that I would have to get off the bus in the middle of the highway and then walk. I'm going with my wife and our baby so I would prefer to arrive at a Station or bus stop that allows us to get off safety...More
February 10, 2017|
Response fromBoriquen87|
Thanks. I assume that there are no buses that go to Shimoyoshida right?
London, United Kingdom
Tokyo to Kawaguchiko by bus (3 Replies)
Hi, Do we need to book tickets in advance for this bus journey ? What time is the first but from Shinjuku ? ( Is it 6:00 am )? If we reach Kawaguchiko at about 8:00 am , are there any chances of seeing the reflection in the lake or is it too late ? How do we go from one lake to another ( also Chureito Pagoda ). Many thanks for your help in advance.
February 26, 2014|