Hotel with Mount Fuji View for Under USD$100/person including MEALS!

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Just imagine yourself sitting in an open air hot bathtub, having a glass of hot sake, and right in front of your eyes is the Mount Fuji sunset view surrounded by maple leaves?

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It’s the maple leaves season in Japan again, and one of the best place to see the leaves is at the Fuji Five Lake, which is about 2 hours drive from Tokyo. The five lakes are Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Yamanakaka, Shojiko, and Motosuko. It is one of the best places to view Mount Fuji from a close distance, and a great base for climbing the mountains.

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Map of the Fuji Five Lakes area

There are many hotels around the areas of the Fuji Five Lakes, especially near Kawaguchiko, which is the biggest and the most touristic one. However, if you prefer something quieter, this hotel I’m going to talk about may just be the one for you!

This hotel is right in-front of Shojiko, which is the smallest lake out of the five. Comfortable rooms with Japanese traditional bedding, view of Mount Fuji in your room, private open air hot spring, and amazingly delicious meals all in one place. Better yet, you can get all these for under USD$100/persons! This is one you sure can’t miss.

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Exterior View of Yamadaya Hotel

ROOMS:

This hotel is a family ran business, and is not a big hotel. The rooms are quite basic, but very comfortable. There are 25 rooms all together in this hotel, and are split into 3 main types – the traditional room (22) , the western room (1) , and the traditional/western room (2). The main differences for these rooms are the bedding. For the traditional type of rooms, you will be sleeping on Japanese Futon (mattress on tatami floor). For the western room, there will be beds. And lastly for the mixed room, you will get a corner of tatami floor, with beds in the room.

All rooms have the view of Mount Fuji, so it really depends on what type of bedding you are looking for. Last time I stayed in their traditional room, and it was lovely. However, I do recommend the elderly travelers to pick the rooms with beds, as it could be quite difficult for them to get up and down from the floor.

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Japanese Traditional Room (Photo from Hotel’s Website)
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Chill and relax at the balcony with the stunning view of Mount Fuji
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View of Mount Fuji from the room
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View of mount Fuji from the room at another time
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Snacks in each room
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Super cute Mount Fuji Shaped biscuits

All rooms provide the Japanese style bath robe – Yukata. This could be wore inside the hotel – whether you are going to the restaurant, or the private hot spring. They have an instruction card in each room to teach you how to wear it.

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MEALS:

There are different plans available from this hotel, with or without meals. However, I strongly recommend you to pick the plans with meals, especially with dinner, because dinner served here is like art.

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The dinner is a traditional Japanese meal, from entrees to desserts, it’s a full feast. The ingredients differs from season to season, and usually they will be produce from the local farms and fishery.

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The breakfast is a bit more simple, but it’s just as tasty as dinner!

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Private Hot Spring

The hotel has 2 private hot spring on their roof top which you can book. Be sure to make your booking early so you can have the time slot you prefer, as it gets quite popular. I would suggest to make the booking upon check-in, so you can plan your schedule better. This is a spot in this hotel you really should not miss.

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(Photo from Hotel’s Website)

Lake Shojiko

The lake Shojiko is right across the hotel (like 10 seconds walk!!), and it is a popular spot for photos. During the autumn months, you will be able to take stunning photos of maple leaves, and if you are lucky, you would even be able to take a photo with Mount Fuji and its reflection on the lake! (The best time to do it is in the morning, and when there’s absolutely no wind, so the lake is clam like a mirror)

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Morning view of the lake and Mount Fuji from the room

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The view of maple leaves with Mount Fuji is just stunning
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Be sure to take a jumping shot 🙂

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Lots of people taking photos of the maple leaves

What’s Close By?

  • Lake Shojiko
  • Fuji Q Highland Amusement Park
  • Kawaguchiko Museum
  • Maple Corridor

Hotel’s Information

Yamadaya’s Website (Japanese)

Yamadaya’s English Website

Hotel’s Location on Google Map

Stay in tune, as I will be writing about the top 5 places to visit in the Mount Fuji Five Lakes area in my next post

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Author: kaleidoscopelivingblog

Someone who's not satisfied with an ordinary 9-5 office job - using every chances there are to go out and explore the world

3 thoughts on “Hotel with Mount Fuji View for Under USD$100/person including MEALS!”

  1. Hej Melissa,Ud fra din kommentar går jeg ud fra, du ikke er så vild med fisk og skaldyr Du kan i stedet spise skinke i omeletten og kylling i salaten. I princippet kan du bruge hvad som helst i de to retter, så længe det er kød, du erstatter med. Bleirellesdan kan du erstatte med en anden grøntsag, som du synes smager godt. Hilsen Sanne

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