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“Traditional Japanese Hotel”
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Mizuno Hotel
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Bavaria, Germany
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“Traditional Japanese Hotel”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

We booked a traditional Japanese room for our family of four - what an experience! One of us would wake up in the morning just to open the paper shutters and look out onto Mount Fuji - surreal! Futons were more comfy than I expected as well! I loved this hotel, the staff were so friendly and accommodating, and the bar area was really atmospheric at night... Good wifi in the Lobby, check out the library with it's "interesting" book titles!! Breakfasts were good, and you could choose western style if you wanted. Pool hilarious, could probably only fit two in at a time, but it was still nice to have on a hot day. Yes, its' at the top of a steep hill, but not a major problem if you are semi-fit. Great restaurant at the bottom of the hill just around the corner offering great tonkatsu too. I would recommend this hotel for the view alone, but it's good apart from that too!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

I stayed here with a bunch of work colleagues. I booked a single 'traditional Japanese' room for myself. What can I say? My room has a great view of Mt.Fuji. We arrived at around 10.30pm so I didnt know what view to expect from my room. I opened the curtains next morning and I was surprised to a beautiful view of Mt.Fuji. The room was clean and very spacious- I cannot find fault in this hotel.

Breakfast was lovely. Reception staff as well as the bar staff was great, we even got a complimentary shot of Sake when we arrived. I will recommend this to anyone intending to stay at the Fuji Five Lakes.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night in a Japanese style room and were very impressed all round. The service was great, the view was stunning and the room was really nice and spacious. We would definitely recommend it. They even have a free shuttle bus to take you to/from the train station and also free bikes for guests to cycle round the lake.

Room Tip: The hotel faces mount Fuji and is elevated from the lake so if you ask for any room at the front of...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

The views of Mt Fuji and Kawaguchiko Lake are the reasons why we chose Mizuno Hotel - and we are happy about it. We would love to go there in November for the Autumn Festival, but time permits us to travel only this October. We are afraid as there was a typhoon in Tokyo, but we able to reach Kawaguchiko in time. Thanks to the highway bus - it is the most convenient way of travelling from Tokyo to Kawaguchiko (two hours or less). Back to the hotel, the free shuttle from Kawaguchiko station to the hotel is only from 3-6pm (not flexible same with the drop off from hotel to the station 7-10am, and late check-out has a fee every hour beyond 10am). Somehow we able to spend some time around Kawaguchiko station (there is a good souvenir shop and restaurant opposite the station with views of Mt Fuji. The free bike rental is fine if you know how because you would able to explore the area, Unfortunately we are just uphill in the hotel - hope they will provide a free shuttle for sightseeing around the lake. The hotel is a little pricey, hope they will include breakfast in the rate. Pros, the views are magnificent - we stayed in a double room, top-floor area with private bathroom (i like the amenities - all with aroma scent, very relaxing), The room has an LCD tv, mini fridge with 2 free bottle of water, i love their green tea but the kettle is not clean, the bed is okay but not very comfortable, the room is decorated with old stuff but they blend all together. And there you have your own balcony, with your very own view of the ever shy Mt Fuji and the lake. I read in one reviews here that Mt Fuji showed around 4.30am. I woke up early like 4am and waited until 5.30 before we able to have a glimpse of the mountain (not covered with clouds), but this lasts only until 7am. The lobby and other areas of the hotel are all decorated with something old, but it adds to its charm.The public bath has a view of Mt Fuji. It is complete with all the amenities. Dinner we had pork shabu shabu, and for breakfast is japanese - very tasty, well presented and we really love the food. The staff are courteous and nice. Hope to be back at Mizuno hotel in the future.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Our room was japanese style, so no bed but a futon on the tatami. If you are not used to, that can be quite painful. I think the hotel also has western-style beds.
Japanese breakfast was amazing.
The room had a balcony with view on the lake and mount Fuji. Staff helpful, with a decent English level. Possibility to rent bikes (city bikes, some with gears, no mountain bikes).
The public bath is probably not from a thermal hot spring but is decent and clean.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Great stay for 2 nights. At first it looks a bit of a mess, full of 'nic nacs' but then you realise this is part of its charm. Same as the furniture in the very clean rooms, at first you think its a bit old and then realise it is actually 'shabby chic' and done very well. Staff were very friendly & polite. Meal plans are a little strange and you have to give a precise time to eat, but the choice was fine, I particularly like the western breakfast.
Would have no problem staying again.

Room Tip: All rooms face the lake and Mount Fuji, high floor probably best.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on floor 4 with a bath and toilet. From the map of the hotel interior, it looks like only our room on the floor had a decent sized bath and toilet.
This hotel is clean but feels really OLD. The furniture is old and it's a nic nac of various different things that don't always go together - seems to have a French theme in its decor. The room was clean. The bathroom was Japanese style and not western.
The onsen bath is open 24/7 and reeks of something...not sure what but it smelled so bad I only went once to enjoy the view of mt fuji! The outdoor onsen (very small, maybe for 2 ppl) made the smell better but it wasn't very clean...
They also have a private outdoor bath at the rate of 1,000¥ per person for 30 mins. We did not try it.
We also did not try the food.
They offer free shuttle service to and from the hotel/kawaguchiko station.
Overall, we would not stay here again given it is so outdated and the facilities were not comfortable such as the bath...however, if all you want is a nice view of mt fuji, then you should go there because it'll be the same view (if not better since they're at a higher level).

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Mizuno Hotel
Address: 187 Azagawa, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0303, Yamanashi Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Yamanashi Prefecture > Minamitsuru-gun > Fujikawaguchiko-machi > Kawaguchiko Onsen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Fujikawaguchiko-machi
#6 Spa Hotel in Fujikawaguchiko-machi
#8 Onsen Hotel in Fujikawaguchiko-machi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mizuno Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the hotel of the lake, you can see Mount Fuji, Kawaguchiko from all rooms.I soak in the hot spring while looking at sacred mountain Fuji, and please relax to the full. ... more   less 
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