Fuji-View Hotel, Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi
Fuji-View Hotel, Fujiya Hotel Kawaguchiko Annex
A pink petal carpet of cherry blossoms
The hotel offers unrestricted panoramas of the majestic shape of Mt. Fuji.$B!!(BThe Fuji View Hotel's extensive
garden provides a very different surroundings at each time of the year, allowing a guest to enjoy the changing
four seasons in Japan. All guest rooms are smoke-free, since March 2016.
Access: A free shuttle bus is operated between Kawaguchiko station and the hotel. A special Narita-airport
express train will be operated from the airport to the foot of Mount Fuji, Kawaguchiko, between the period
of June 26 to September 28, 2017 on Satueday Sunday and holidays.
(L) Maple flowers
(R) A blue sky appeared in the direction of Mount Fuji; however, that is not seen because of cloud.
This photograph was taken from a guest room on the fourth floor.
(L) A front view of the Fuji-View Hotel (M) Wedding ceremony site (R) Azelea
(L) A woodpecker hole (R) Lake Kawaguchiko
The hotel ground is covered with dense trees.
A clay tennis court in the hotel site
(L) Japanese-style room (M) Hotel information board (R) No-smoking sign on a table
(L) A designated smoking place outside of the building, near the entrance
(R) A smoking room that is provided on the second floor next to a restaurant.
(L) Main dinning room, Bellevue (R) A course menu of French cuisine
(L) From Bellevue, we can observe a dense tree, including one-hundred year tree.
(M) A jelly with ground green bean (R) Country-style pate of pork
(L) Yuba wrapper with red snapper and shrimp
(M) Grilled domestic beef dishes
(R) Mousse of chocolate with sorbet of oranges
(L) Japanese dinning, Shikishima (M) Breakfast buffet (R) A shuttle bus is picking up hotel guests to Kawaguchiko station.
A hotel stands on a large forest ground, with a view of Mt. Fuji, if you are lucky.
This hotel offers panoramic view of Mt. Fuji, if the sky is clear. All guest rooms are smoke-free. Hotel's garden
provides a very different surroundings at each time of the year. A clay tennis court of the hotel ground is excellent.
A public bath is still old, and may need renovation. Most staff members are friendly and with a smile.
A dinner served was tasty. There is a scheduled shuttle bus between Kawaguchiko railway station and the hotel.
Train to and from Kawaguchiko
(L) Entrance door of the limited express train, Kaiji (M) A first-class vehicle
(R) An economy-class vehicle with an observation sheet
The way to get the Hotel in Kawaguchoko from Tokyo:
Take JR's limited-express train from Shinjuku terminal to Otuki station. You have to change a train to Fujikyu Railway train.
There is a seasonal direct express train to Kawaguchiko from Shinjuku and Narita Airport, without changing a train at Otsuki.
The transit station, Otsuki
(L) The platform entrance to Fujikyu Railway station (M) A train to Kawaguchiko of Fujikyu Railway
(R) A railway track is almost always climbing to Fujisan station.
A train is waiting to meet the Fujisan-Express train in the opposite direction.
(L) A train to Kawaguchiko switches back at Fujisan station.(R) A timetable at Fujisan Station
(L) Fujikyu Railway train campaigning moss phlox
(M) A tourist from abroad is photographing a Fukikyu train and station-name display.
(R) A train car washing machine
A fujikyu railway train
A free pass valid for two days between Otsuki and Kawaguchiko stations
Unique-designed Fujisan Limited Express train
Interior of Fujisan Limited Express train
Thomas-Land train, just like a vehicle running on an amusement park
Fujikyu rail-track climbs over 500 m in the section of 26.6 km route.
(L) Fujikyuu railway train is running Mount Fuji in the background. (R) A route map of Fujikyu Railway (Wikipedia)
Local trains, which stop at all stations, run about every 30 minute-intervals. In addition, Fujisan-Tokkyu
(Mount-Fuji express) is operated. The line is mountainous, climbing from Otsuki (358 metres above sea level)
to Kawaguchiko(857 metres above sea level): a 500-metre ascent over the 26.6 km route. In many places,
Mount Fuji can be seen from the train. The Fujikyuko Line is only railway service to access the northern side
of Mount Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes, part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. A few seasonal rapid trains run
on the weekend from Tokyo.
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Smoke-free Hotels in Japan
A summary of non-smoking-room rate studied in local hotels of Japan
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photograph was taken, and the article was written in May 2017,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., Ph.D.