Trip: Kawaguchiko and Fuji-Q Themepark

The most iconic picture of Mt. Fuji is probably the one where you can see a pagoda in front and Mt. Fuji in the back of it. And it does not take you much to take this picture by yourself! This scenic photo spot is easily accessible from Kawaguchiko city and can be combined with a nice hike around the mountain area. As a bonus if you want to stay another day, you can go and take a ride at the Fuji-Q themepark.

The corresponding diary and impressions can be found here.


  • opening hours:  09:00 – 21:00 (Fuji-Q themepark), fee: 5700 (all day), 3600 Yen ( half day)
  • overall costs: ~ 8000 – 15000 Yen
  • suggested time spend in the area: ~ 2 days
  • personal rating: 9.5/10


The iconic picture with the pagoda in front of mount Fuji.

Mt-Fuji and Chureito Pagoda
Mt-Fuji as seen from the Chureito Pagoda with the Pagoda on the right side – a famous setting

Lake Kawaguchiko

View on the Kawaguchi sea
The view on the Kawaguchi sea

Fuji-Q Highlands: with the steepest rollercoaster in the world (2012).


It takes around 2.5 hours and 2500 Yen to get from Shinjuku station to Kawaguchiko station. If you want to get directly to the pagoda it will take you another hour, however you can also just hike along the nearby mountains to reach the pagoda.
The Fuji-Q Highland themepark is located directly at the Fuji-Q Highland station, around 20 minutes away from Kawaguchiko station by foot.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.