Fujiyama Onsen: The Hot Spring Facility With a Mount Fuji View Undergoes Renovation

12.July.2018 | SPOT

Fujiyama Onsen is currently undergoing renovation and will reopen on July 14. Located in Yamanashi Prefecture, the site sits at the foot of Mount Fuji.

The facility is being fitted with a new stone sauna where you can have a clear view of Mount Fuji. There’s also a new hammock resting spot as well as hot yoga classes amongst other things. All of these changes transform Fujiyama Onsen from a simple natural hot spring site into a full-day experience.

The fourth and highest floor now has a relaxation area with a picturesque view. There’s also other stone saunas in a quiet area with the lights dimmed for winding down, as well as break rooms called ‘hot rooms.’

Hot rooms are equipped with heated flooring and there’s a reading corner with manga and magazines as well as cushions. Everyone is free to move between the sauna area and hot rooms.

 

*A separate fee of ¥600 is charged for use of the stone sauna area and hot room space.

The third floor resting area has rooms with tatami flooring and a wide view of Mount Fuji as well as hammocks and a kid’s room. There are 6 hammocks – three chair types and three for laying down.

The menu of the site’s restaurant, Fujiyama Dining, has also been updated. You can look forward to specially made Yamanashi Prefecture chicken and lots of locally source ingredients as well as beer.

 

Hot Yoga classes begin from July 21. By exercising at high temperatures, you’ll be able to stretch your muscles much easier as well as get rid of any waste in your body. It’s also good for dieting and your skin.

 

Gaze at Mount Fuji while having a relaxing time at Fujiyama Onsen.

 

■Information
Fujiyama Onsen

Address: 4-17-1 Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture

Business Hours

・Morning Bath: 7:00am-9:00am

・Regular Bath: 10:00am-11:00pm

・Restaurant: 11:30am-10:30pm (Last Orders 10:00pm)

Price

・Morning Bath: Adults ¥620 / Children ¥310

・Regular Bath: Adults – Weekdays ¥1,400 / Weekends & Holidays ¥1,700

Children – Weekdays ¥700 / Weekends & Holidays – ¥850¥1,700

*Price includes entry fee, bath towel and face towel rental.

*Weekday prices to adopt weekend and holiday prices during the summer season.

*Includes stone sauna yukata and dry towel rental.

TEL: 0555-22-1126

Website: http://www.fujiyamaonsen.jp/index.html

 

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    This red hot lava curry gets its vibrant colour from its picante spices and red chili oil. But it’s not simply a bowl of spiciness – it also has typical Japanese flavours like a dashi made from skipjack tuna and kombu. It’s also mixed with grape juice made from grapes grown in Fuefuki, Yananashi for deeper flavour.

    Upon ordering this curry you can pick from three different levels of spiciness. Those who order the highest level, dubbed “Mount Fuji’s Peak,” are offer to take part in an eating challenge. If you’re able to devour the hottest version of this curry within 22 minutes and 30 seconds the price of your bill will be wiped and you will receive a free ice cream.

    The Red Mount Fuji Curry serves as a follow up to the cafe’s original Blue Mount Fuji Curry which erupted in popularity on Japanese social media.

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