• Baths
  • Facilities
  • Value for Money
3.7

Summary

Spacious and peaceful onsen a short distance from Lake Kawaguchi. Reputedly has the largest bathing room in Japan…

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Fujiyama Onsen is a natural onsen located 1.5 kilometers southeast of Lake Kawaguchi next to Fuji-Q Highland. It is said to boast the largest single bathing room in Japan which is over 1,000 cubic meters and constructed with 12-meter high ceilings using beams of 200-year old wood—all designed to house into which flow nutrient rich water that is good for the skin. It is also a very peaceful onsen, partly due to the use of the ample space, it never feels crowded even when other bathers are around.

The indoors baths are certainly spacious. In the men’s onsen, there is one large rectangular tub, one naturally carbonated tub, a smaller lukewarm bath, and a mizu-buro—a cold-water bath to awaken the senses after a stint in the Finnish sauna. Closer to the showers there are a handful of single “sleeping baths” which jacuzzi-like jet bubbles to massage your body. Outside, there is one long open-air bath with a surrounding ledge made of natural rocks. Unfortunately, Mount Fuji itself is not visible from the open-air baths.

There is a reasonably priced restaurant restaurant/dining area on the 2nd floor and massage chairs, a hammock room, and ganbanyoku elsewhere. It’s not the cheapest of onsen, but certainly the inside baths are among the nicest I’ve visited.


Japanese
ふじやま温泉
Where?
Fuji Five Lakes
Type
Natural onsen
What's it got?
Open-air baths
Sauna
Hot stone spa
Massage
Admission
Adults 1,700 yen at the weekends, 1,400 yen weekdays. Children 850 yen and 700 yen for the same, respectively. Rates are much cheaper during if you use the onsen between 7am and 9am: 620 yen for adults and 310 yen for children on weekends and weekdays. A bath towel, face towel, and indoor wear are included in the entrance price. Use of the ganbanyoku is an additional 600 yen.
Hours
7am to 9am and 10am to 11pm
What Else?
Parking is free for visitors to the onsen. Upon entrance visitors are given a barcode which is used for purchases within the onsen (e.g. at the restaurant, gift shop, vending machines, etc.). Payment is made at the end using the machines located near the recept
Address
4 Chome-17-1 Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi 403-0017
 

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