Our trip to Japan from Kyoto goes to the Fuji area, and for this stage, we chose Guesthouse Orange Cabin. A simple and cozy house, the price per night € 90 approx without breakfast and with a shared bathroom. To be Japan is not expensive, although for us Europeans a hostel of this price is very expensive. To book the Guesthouse Orange Cabin click on Booking.com
HOW TO GET TO GUESTHOUSE ORANGE CABIN
From Tokyo you have many options, it all depends on where you start. If you are leaving Tokyo station it is very easy because there is a direct bus that arrives at Kawaguchiko Station. Price 1900 yen (approx 17 € per person), lasted just over 2 hours. I don’t recommend it on the train, it’s more expensive and you don’t save in time.
Have you bought the Japan Rail Pass? In this case, remember that you can only use it up to Tsuki Station. However, the Fujikyuko Line (1500yen per person) must be paid as it is not included in the JR pass. Read here for all the doubts.
From Mt. Fuji Station take the Fujikyuko Line and it is 2 stops to Kawaguchiko Station. The route is not included in the Japan Rail Pass.
From Kawaguchiko Station it is really very easy because it is located 150m from the station.
The rooms are very simple, they are all futons (the typical Japanese mattress), for two nights it is also comfortable. If you have thought about staying longer and trekking, my advice is to book a hotel. The rooms have air conditioning and are spacious enough for those carrying large suitcases.
The bathroom is always shared, the toilet is separated from the shower which is located on the ground floor. Although shared it all seemed comfortable and clean, in the showers you always find shower gels, shampoos, and conditioners.
The services are few but comfortable, there is a kitchen with any object for cooking, and various microwaves, nothing is missing. There is also a dining room where you can stop in the evening to watch a movie or drink tea.
AROUND THE GUESTHOUSE
Mt. Fuji area is one of the most beautiful areas of Japan, not only for the view but for everything it offers. My advice is to sleep at least 3 nights so you can visit the area calmly. Unfortunately, very often people choose to spend only one day, to visit the Chureito Pagoda and return to Tokyo. For more info on how to get to the Mt. Fuji area and where to sleep, read here! Check my 15 days itinerary in Japan to know everything about my Japanese trip.
5 THINGS TO DO IN MT. FUJI AREA
- Onsen day
- Mt. Fuji 5th Station
- Fuji-Q Highland
- Chureito Pagoda
- Kawaguchiko Lake