Top 24 Spots! See Mount Fuji From Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamanashi And Shizuoka

30.January.2017 | SPOT

Standing between Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures, Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan. This article introduces all the spots in eastern Japan where you can see this magnificent mountain from!

 

 

What Kind of Place Is Mount Fuji?

Mt. Fuji is known as the highest mountain in Japan (standing at 3776 meters), and its beautiful shape and symmetry have made it the internationally recognized symbol of Japan.

The foothills of this mountain span across both Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures, while the summit of Mt. Fuji can be seen from tall buildings and mountains in Tokyo and from the windows of the shinkansen on clear days. Mt. Fuji was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage site in 2013 and has since become an even greater tourist attraction than it once was.

The majority of those who visit this mountain come during the months of July to September when it is climbing season.

To learn more about Mt. Fuji itself, please check out the following article: Mount Fuji Climbing Guide: Access, Trails, Hiking Tips and More.

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  • Rascal the Raccoon Collaboration Event to Open at Shizuoka’s Chibi Maruko-chan Land

    08.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Starting on August 11, Chibi Maruko-chan Land in Shizuoka will begin a series of events in collaboration with Rascal the Raccoon! Exclusive merchandise will be on sale during the event period, so fans of either franchise won’t want to miss out.

     

     

    Rascal has come to play in the world of Chibi Maruko-chan! Nakano-san is a little afraid of the animal, but Rascal tries to calm him down. This adorable imagery is everywhere, and everyone’s favorite raccoon meets a ton of popular characters from the Maruko-chan anime and manga series, so be sure to take a look!

     

    On opening day, Maruko and Rascal will greet guests at the entrance. A photo session will be available for guests with admission tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

     

    For a limited time only, the projection mapping area in the park will host a Chibi Maruko-chan Carnival dance event with Maruko and Rascal!

     

    Merch at a Glance

    Medical Diary Cover: ¥550 / Pen: ¥550 / Mechanical Pencil: ¥550 / Clear Folder: ¥385

    Wet Tissue Pack (2 varieties): ¥550 each / Mini Towel: ¥880 /
    Hand Sanitizer Spray: ¥880 / Acrylic Stand: ¥1,430

     

    *Sample Image

     

     

    A campaign is also underway at Chibi Maruko-chan Land. Those spending ¥2,000 or more on Maruko goods or collaboration goods will receive an original sticker while supplies last.

     

    Come have fun with Maruko and Rascal during this special event!

     

  • Creepy-Cute Halloween Sweets Available for a Limited Time at Hyatt Centric Kanazawa

    04.August.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    Halloween is on the way, and the Hyatt Centric Kanazawa hotel is prepping some spooky sweets to celebrate! From October 1 until October 31, a Monster Halloween Cake Set will be available at the hotel’s restaurant FIVE – Grill and Lounge. Guests can also enjoy a Halloween lunch and dinner menu featuring a chic menu filled with black, red, and purple dishes. Visitors who come in costume will gain access to some special offers as well!

     

    Halloween Lunch / Dinner Course

    Poached Eggs with Black Chaudfroid Sauce

    Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Beet Variation

     

    The courses were inspired by an adult Halloween party and will be available for four days only. Each dish contains colors perfect for the season, like haunting black and bloody red punctuated with a purple-tinted memory of moonlight. While the dishes may look strange, they are made with the finest ingredients. 

     

    Monster Halloween Cake Set

    Witch’s Mont Blanc Pudding

    Mummy Macaron

    Denture Parfait

    Jack-o’-Lantern Cream Puff

    Frankenstein Brownie

    Gyuhi Ghost

    Spider Web Mousse

    GO FOR KOGEI 2022 Collaboration 5×5 Cake Set

     

    A special cake set featuring everything from Frankenstein to spider webs will get you in the Halloween mood. The lineup includes Witch’s Mont Blanc Pudding topped with purple sweet potato cream, and the adorable Jack-o’-Lantern cream puff filled with–you guessed it–pumpkin cream. Come enjoy some other playful treats like the Mummy Macaron filled with apricot and the Denture Parfait with berries and marshmallows. On weekdays from October 3 until October 21, the cakes will be served on a special Kutani ware in collaboration with GO FOR KOGEI 2022. This 5×5 set will be limited to five servings per day. Kutani ware is a style of traditional Japanese porcelain found in Ishikawa Prefecture.

     

    Halloween Cocktail

    This year’s Halloween cocktail is the rock-themed Back in Black. With a tequila base, you’re sure to have some extra fun after downing this classy beverage. 

    Come enjoy some spooky and cute Halloween sweets while you can!

  • Mount Fuji to be Surrounded by Colorful Blossoms During the Rainbow Flower Festival 2022

    14.July.2022 | SPOT

    Yamanashi’s Fuji Motosuko Resort is home to the yearly Fuji Shibazakura Festival, one of the most popular spring flower events in Jaapn. From July 16 until October 10, 2022, guests will also be able to enjoy the Rainbow Flower Festival, with over 80,000 blooms decorating the land around Mount Fuji. 

    From Left: Coneflowers, Common Zinnia, Begonia, Ageratum

    From Left: Scarlet Sage (Sirius), Scarlet Sage (Bonfire), Scarlet Sage (Deep Blue), Coleus

     

    The theme for the inaugural event is ‘Seven Colors of Mount Fuji.’ Visitors will be able to take incredible pictures, with a variety of blooms springing from the Earth in seven beautiful colors. Whether you love begonias or zinnias, you won’t want to miss this one. 

     

    The venue will also feature photo spots that will be perfect for social media, from a rainbow circle bench to the ‘Yellow Door of Happiness.’ A campaign will also be held to choose the best photos of the event posted to Instagram.

    Koppe-pan (with Yamanashi Peach Butter and Whipped Cream) / Lava Fried Tofu / Bellflower Mochi Ice Cream / Jewel Soda

     

    A unique food menu featuring everything from lava-shaped fried tofu to fluffy bread with local peach butter will appear at the event.

    *Sample image.

     

    Pictures aren’t the only thing you’ll leave with–a selection of souvenirs will be on sale, including ‘Stick Jelly’ made with five types of local fruit puree. These will only be available at the event, so come have a wonderful time visiting Mount Fuji this summer!

  • Popular Character Chiikawa Inspires Collaboration Cafe at Shizuoka PARCO

    10.July.2022 | FASHION / FOOD

    From July 22 until August 21, fans of the adorable character Chiikawa will want to visit Shizuoka PARCO! The Chiikawa Chinese Restaurant and Drink Stand will be offering up some themed dishes for a limited time.

     

    Original Menu at a Glance

    Cream Soda with Winning Lottery Number

    Otter’s Iced Cocoa

    Hot Spring Style Hot Apricot Milk with Marshmallows

    Chestnut Manju Alcohol-Free Drink

    Chiikawa Meat Bun

    Bonus for Drink Orders: Original Cafe Coaster (17 varieties)

     

     

    Original Goods at a Glance

    Mini Glass

    Clear Folder

    Acrylic Smartphone Ring

    Silicon Ice Tray

    Drawstring Bag

    T-Shirt / Meat Bun

    Goods Purchase Bonus



    The Chiikawa Chinese Restaurant is a collaborative cafe project featuring a Chinese-inspired menu and newly-drawn illustrations. This cafe was a huge hit in Tokyo in the past, and those who missed out will have another chance to enter the world of this popular character!

     

    The collaboration menu includes three kinds of cream soda with a winning lottery stick, iced cocoa similar to a strawberry parfait, and other items to enjoy the world of Chiikawa. Guests can also purchase goods featuring illustrations of Chiikawa, Hachiware, and Usagi in Chinese costumes.

     

    Come have a tasty snack and a refreshing drink while you grab some limited Chiikawa merch!

     

    ©nagano / chiikawa committee

  • Laid-Back Camp Collaboration Event Takes Guests on a Tour of Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures

    04.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / SPOT

    The globally popular slice-of-life series Laid-Back Camp is currently serialized in COMIC FUZ.

     

    Set in Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures, Laid-Back Camp is a relaxing series following a group of high school girls going camping and enjoying their daily lives. The original comic has sold over 7 million copies, and the series has helped people around the world destress. In 2018, the first anime series premiered, inspiring a spin-off Room Camp in 2020 and a second season in 2021. An animated film will arrive in theaters on July 1, 2022.

     

    The series has announced a collaboration with Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures, which are both depicted in the work, as well as JR Central. The ‘Laid-Back Camp Dramatic Puzzle Solving Game: Two Treasure Maps and a Trip Down Memory Lane’ event will run from July 1 until August 31, 2022. The Rin Route will begin in Kofu and the Nadeshiko Route will start in Shizuoka. Participants will receive a small gift for completing each route.

     

    In conjunction with the event, JR Central will sell special Laid-Back Camp one-day round-trip tickets, and a collaboration train will be decorated with illustrations from the series.

     

    The poster for the event shows new illustrations of Rin and Nadeshiko made by Green House, the illustrators behind Bikkuriman. These illustrations will also appear on a variety of original goods!

     

    When Japan opens again, how would you like to journey through these beautiful areas?

     


    ©あfろ・芳文社/野外活動委員会

  • Popular Unko Museum to Open First Pop-Up in Shizuoka with a Stunning Mt. Fuji View

    06.June.2022 | SPOT

    The poop-themed Unko Museum is heading to Shizuoka for the first time! Guests will be able to visit the unique exhibition from July 15 until September 25, 2022.

     

    The Unko Museum has previously popped up in Yokohama, Tokyo, Shanghai, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, and even online. In Shizuoka, it will be held inside S-Pulse Dream Plaza, a spectacular venue with a view of Mt. Fuji. The educational museum features tons of poo-themed attractions, from the poop-spurting Unko Volcano to a game area. 

    The museum first opened in 2019 and made news around the world. Since the flagship location opened in Tokyo, over 800,000 visitors have come to openings around the world.

     

    While it may seem like a strange way to spend a day, would you like to come and experience this museum for yourself?

     

  • Anime Series Chibi Maruko-chan Inspires New Sake from Hatsukame Brewery in Shizuoka

    23.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Last year, Hatsukame Sake Brewery, a staple in Shizuoka Prefecture, released a collaborative special edition sake featuring Papa Hiroshi from the anime series Chibi Maruko-chan. The collab makes sense, as the anime series takes place in Shizuoka Prefecture. Bottles sold out incredibly fast, so it’s no wonder that the brewery has now opened orders for the 2022 batch! The special products will be available on June 4, just in time for Father’s Day. Customers can choose from the Junmai Ginjo or Junmai Daiginjo varieties.

     

    Junmai Ginjo Papa Hiroshi Vintage 2022

     

    Junmai Daiginjo Papa Hiroshi Vintage 2022

    The Junmai Ginjo Papa Hiroshi Vintage 2022 was made with water, rice, and yeast from Shizuoka, where the series takes place. With a refreshing aroma and a gentle sweetness derived from the Homarefuji rice, the flavor is sure to arouse your palate!

     


    The original label featured on the bottle shows Papa Hiroshi enjoying local sake with tuna sashimi from Shizuoka with Mt. Fuji in the background. All bottles will come with a paper box featuring a similar design. The turtle on the label is the symbol of Hatsukame Brewing! It’s recommended that customers drink their sake with local tuna–it’s the perfect combination.

     

    The Daiginjo variety is made from rare Aiyama rice, known as the ‘Diamond of Sake Rice.’ Polished and carefully prepared by hand, the aroma of the sake is reminiscent of tropical fruits. The final product has a rich sweetness.

     

    Last year’s label showed Papa Hiroshi in a Kimono watching the first sunrise over Mt. Fuji. Be sure to grab a bottle to experience the taste of Shizuoka! Only 223 bottles will be available, so be quick!

     

    ©さくらプロダクション/日本アニメーション ©Hatsukame Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. ©Nexus Co., Ltd.

     

  • Nakamura Keith Haring Collection Holds 15th Anniversary Exhibition, ‘Chaos and Hope’

    14.May.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    The Nakamura Keith Haring Collection in Yamanashi Prefecture will be holding a celebratory exhibition in honor of the location’s 15th anniversary from May 14, 2022 until May 7, 2023.

     

    In April 2007, the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection opened in Kobuchisawa, located at the foot of Mt. Yatsugatake. The only museum in the world dedicated entirely to New York-based artist Keith Haring, Kazuo Nakamura collected the works and acts as the director of the museum. Over 300 works of art are on display along with 500 other pieces, from photographs and videos to merchandise. The new exhibition features approximately 150 works.

    Three Lithographs (People Ladder), 1985

    Icons (Radiant Baby), 1990

    Untitled, 1984

    Untitled, 1988

    Untitled (Subway Drawing), 1981-1983

     

    The ‘Chaos and Hope’ exhibition was originally held during the museum’s first year of operation and looks back at Haring’s first experiences in New York City in 1978. The artist was present at the dawn of the hip-hop movement and was struck by the clash between typical white art and underground minority artists. In only five years, Haring rose to stardom. Sadly, while traveling the world, he contracted AIDS, passing away at the age of 31. Behind the bright and cheerful artwork he left behind, he hid his inner suffering and desire for hope and freedom.

     

    All Keith Haring Artwork ©Keith Haring Foundation
    Courtesy of Nakamura Keith Haring Collection.

  • Peter Rabbit’s English Garden Opens at Fuji Motosuko Resort

    14.April.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    Peter Rabbit’s English Garden, one of the largest English-style gardens in the Tokyo metropolitan area, will open at Fuji Motosuko Resort on April 16, 2022.

     

    Known for the Fuji Shibazakura Festival, an annual springtime cherry blossom event, Peter Rabbit’s Garden is opening at the resort at the perfect time. The garden will include over 300 varieties of plants, trees, and flowers, and visitors can enjoy a photogenic stroll with popular characters. An on-site cafe will offer a lineup of original items inspired by Beatrix Potter’s classic books, including a colorful afternoon tea set and ‘Flowery Latte’ with petals scattered on top. ‘Mr. McGregor’s Vegetable Garden Salad’ is also a light dish perfect for spring.

     

    Cafe Menu

     

     

     

    Take Out Menu

     

    Cafe

     

    Original Merchandise

     

    Photo Spot

     

    Shop & Gallery

     

    Original Sticker

     

    Guests can also enjoy a gallery highlighting moments from the Peter Rabbit picture books, from The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin to The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, both translated by novelist and poet Mieko Kawakami. The shop will offer original merchandise only available at Fuji Motosuko Resort, including keychains, sweets, and coffee cups. There’s something for adults and children alike, so fans of Peter Rabbit won’t want to miss it!

     

    To commemorate the opening of the garden, a bus decorated with Peter Rabbit and friends will be in operation from April 4 until April 16. This passenger bus will bring visitors from Shinjuku, Yokohama, Shizuoka, and other locations, and those riding will get a special sticker as a bonus.

     

    Come enjoy some time outdoors with Peter this spring!

     

     

    BEATRIX POTTER(TM) & (C) Frederick Warne & Co.,2022

  • Pui Pui Molcar Inspires Pop-up Shop at Shizuoka PARCO

    01.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Shizuoka PARCO will open a pop-up shop inspired by the popular stop-motion series Pui Pui Molcar from March 30 until April 10! The shop has opened at seven PARCO locations nationwide so far, attracting over 45,000 fans.

     

    Pui Pui Molcar aired for 12 episodes from January to March 2021. The series was directed by Tomoki Misato, and has attracted a worldwide fandom with its cute and fuzzy characters.

     

    Extra-large Photo Spot

     

    Merchandise

    Pins (21 varieties)

     

    Acrylic Keychain

     

    Mini Canvas

    Diorama Acrylic Stand

    Blanket

    Acrylic Signboard Stands



    The venue will feature an oversized photo spot where visitors can take commemorative photos in a full-size Molcar, as well as a collection of commemorative merchandise featuring illustrations drawn exclusively for the shop. Since the first pop-up shop opened at Shibuya PARCO in July 2021, it has traveled to Urawa, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai, Hiroshima, and Shinsaibashi. Why not check it out?

  • ‘Alien Artist,’ Winner of Best New Director at Kanazawa Film Festival 2021, Released

    29.March.2022 | MOVIE

    The Kanazawa Film Festival aims to ‘promote Japan’s countryside culture to the world.’ The event held from September 18 to September 20, 2021 marked the 15th anniversary. In addition to staging special works each year, the festival has an established reputation in the film community for its ‘New Directors with Promising Talent’ program.

     

    The film Alien Artist was directed by Seiyo Hotani, who took home the promising director award in 2020. Given the excellent critic feedback for the movie, it has been decided that Alien Artist will be officially released this spring. Hotani is a university student studying philosophy at Kyoto University, and his directorial work certainly shows off his knowledge on the subject. The film was entirely shot in Kanazawa and Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture.

     

    Alien Artist inspired viewers with its bizarre storytelling and display of ideology and philosophy. If you could eradicate all of the ‘evil’ people on Earth, would you? Who decides who is evil? The movie follows a number of unique characters, each with their own personal stories and motivations, as the world faces destruction and rebirth. 

     

    Alien Artist

    Runtime: 90 Minutes
    Release Year: 2021
    Director: Seiyo Hotani
    Script: Hifumi Keihan
    Executive Producer: Ikuya Onodera
    Cast: Kunihiko Watanabe, Yuuritsu Maruyama, Ryofu Karuma, Rui Kiriyama, Shigeo Osako, Jirou

     

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Collaborates with Famed Kanazawa Curry Shop Go! Go! Curry! for LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project

    25.March.2022 | FOOD / MUSIC / SPOT

    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of her major label debut, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is staying active in 2022. Next month, the singer will finally take to the stage at Coachella 2022 in California. In conjunction with the nationwide tour, the LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project was launched to energize Japan through the appeal of regional towns and cities. The singer has just announced a collaboration with the now globally-recognized curry chain Go! Go! Curry!, headquartered in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture.

     

    With locations popping up around the world, Go! Go! Curry! serves real Kanazawa-style curry. Kanazawa curry can be recognized by its thick roux, and it is often accompanied by plenty of shredded cabbage. Served on a stainless-steel plate, it can be eaten with a fork or spoon, and a crunchy cutlet is placed on top. 

     

    The collaboration logo is a mix of the key visual from Kyary’s current 10th ANNIVERSARY JAPAN TOUR 2022 CANDY WAVE and the Go! Go! Curry! gorilla mascot. This recognizable ape is now seen wearing Kyary’s 10th-anniversary red ribbon.

     

    Fans can now buy the aptly named ‘Go! Go! Kyary!,’ a classic Kanazawa beef curry, from the LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project website. A collaborative T-shirt is also on sale featuring the new logo and the singer’s 10th-anniversary logo!

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