Day-use onsen (hot springs) in the Fuji Five Lakes area

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Photo from Fuji Yurari Onsen official website

Day-use onsen (hot springs) in the Fuji Five Lakes area

 

When visiting Japan, hot springs (or onsens in Japanese) are a must-do for most visitors! Since Japan is a volcanically active country, you can easily find onsens to try in every prefecture of Japan. During the chilly winters especially, soaking in the warm onsens can be very comfortable.

To manage the thousands of onsens in Japan, the government has even esacted a Hot Spring Act. It covers not only hot water springs with temperatures over 25℃, but also mineral water springs with significantly high amounts of minerals. So even if the water source is cold, it can still be called an onsen if it has enough minerals.

Here are some onsen facilities which you can enjoy after the sightseeing around Fuji Five Lakes.

※All the information is correct as of June, 2021. Some facilities might be temporarily closed or operating with different opening hours. Please check the latest information on the respective websites.

Free to use footbath

For those who don’t have the time for an onsen bath, a footbath might be a good choice for you. Just by putting your feet into the water you can still warm up your body. Since the autumn of year 2020, a project has been underway to establish footbath locations. For now, there are two free-to-use footbaths in the Fuji Kawaguchiko area.

Kawaguchiko Station

Available between 10:00 to 15:00, just outside Kawaguchiko Station.

Shiki no Yado Fujisan

Available between 10:00 to 17:00, just outside of Shiki no Yado Fujisan Hotel.

Access: Take the sightseeing bus (R or G-Line) and get off at the No.5 Kawaguchiko Herb Hall bus stop.

Official website

Yamanakako Hirano Onsen Ishiwari-no-Yu

A nice onsen facility located in Lake Yamanakako area with a new spring source provided since 2017. There is a sauna, one indoor bath, and two outdoor baths with Hinoki (Japanese cypress wood) and rock bathtubs. The water quality may be good for your skin because the pH level of the spring source is around 10. After the onsen bath, you can continue relaxing by enjoying the spacious rest area and eatery.

Opening hours:
16th Apr. ~ 15th Jul. 11AM~8PM
16th Jul. ~ 15th Sep. 10AM~9PM
16th Sep. ~ 15th Oct. 11AM~8PM
16th Oct. ~ 15th Apr. 11AM~6PM
closed on Thursdays except for during public holidays, Golden Week, July, August and New Year’s.
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.

Fee:
800yen/adults
600yen/students (student ID needed)
300yen/elementary students
600yen/ladies(every Wednesday except for the 4th week of July, August, New Year’s and Golden Week)

Access: Take the sightseeing bus (F-Line) and get off at the Ishiwari-no-Yu Onsen bus stop.

Tips: Get a 10% discount (off the regular adult price) by downloading the coupon from official website.

Official website (Japanese only)

 

Yamanakako Benifuji-no-Yu Onsen

Photo from official website

Another onsen facility located in the Lake Yamanakako area where you can see Mt. Fuji from the outdoor baths accompanied with Japanese garden scenery. You can even witness the impressive “Diamond Fuji” phenomenon! If you’re an anime lover, the characters from Laid-Back Camp (Yurukyan) go to this onsen facility before camping at Lake Yamanakako. Do you need any more reasons to check this place out?

Opening hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last entry 20:30)
closed on Tuesdays except for national holidays, Golden Week, July, August and September.
Open from 6am on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays from December to February.

Fee:

800yen/adults
600yen/students (student ID needed)
300yen/elementary students
600yen/ladies(every Friday except for the 4th week of July, August, New Year’s and Golden Week)
Towels are not included. Rentals are available, or you can bring your own.

Access: Take the sightseeing bus (F-Line) and get off at the Benifuji-no-Yu Onsen bus stop.

Tips: Get a 10% off discount (off the regular adult price) by downloading the coupon from the official website.

Official English webpage

 

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Fujiyama Onsen

Photo from official website

Fujiyama Onsen is a natural spring located just next to FujiQ Highland amusement park. People who go to FujiQ Highland or related facilities on the same day can receive a discount on the admission fee. A free shuttle bus to the onsen departs from some major hubs including Kawaguchiko Station. This shuttle bus is not operated as of June 2021.

Opening hours:

Morning Bath 7:00-9:00 ※Open from 6:00 only on Sunday (Last entry 8:30)
Regular Bath 10:00-22:00(Last entry 21:00)
No closed day except otherwise noted

Fee:

Weekdays Weekend & holidays
7:00-9:00 700yen (350yen)
10:00-22:00 1,500yen (750yen) 1,800yen (900yen)
The price is including rental bath towel and face towel.

Children (3 years old to elementary school) price is in brackets.

Access: 3 minutes walk from Fuji-Q highway bus stop

Official website

Fuji Chobo-no-yu Yurari

Photo from official website

This onsen provides sixteen different types of bath and offers excellent views of Mt. Fuji from their outdoor bath. Since a ski resort is just nearby, skiers or snowboarders will wash off their tiredness after snow sports with the warm water.

Private baths are available if you want to bathe with just your family or friends. It requires a reservation in advance, and the price is 2,500yen for 60 minutes.

They also have a massage service and a restaurant serving local food, and these services are available as parts of combo set plans for saving money.

Free shuttle buses from and to Kawaguchiko station run four times a day. This service requires a reservation (at least 1 hour before).

Opening hours:

Weekdays 10:00-21:00 (Last entry 20:00)
Weekend & holidays 10:00-22:00(Last entry 21:00)
No closed day except otherwise noted.

Fee:

Weekdays Weekend & holidays
10:00-19:00 1,300yen (650yen) 1,500yen (700yen)
19:00-22:00 1,100yen (650yen) 1,300yen(700yen)
Adult price (rental bath towel and face towel included)

Children price is in brackets (4 years old to before middle school) (rental face towel included)

Children under 4 years old – entry free

Access: Take the sightseeing bus (B-Line) and get off at the No.77 Michi-no-eki Narusawa bus stop and walk 3 minutes.

Official website

Izumi-no-yu

Photo from official website

This onsen facility is located in the Lake Saiko area. There are indoor and outdoor onsens available. One of the indoor bath uses natural sea salts containing lots of minerals, which is said to be good for our bodies.

Opening hours:

Opening hours: 10:00-20:00 (Last entry 19:15)
Closed days irregular – please check here.

Fee:

900yen/adults
500yen/elementary students
400yen/children under elementary school age
Towels are not included. Rentals are available, or you can bring your own.

Access: Take the sightseeing bus (G-Line) and get off at the No.58 Mt. Junigatake Climbing Trail Entrance bus stop and walk for a few minutes.

Official website (Japanese only)

Yoshinoike Onsen

The name of this onsen, Yoshinoike, comes from the natural spring in the garden where many reeds (called yoshi in Japanese) are grown. The reeds are still used for predicting fortunes by the Fujisan Shimomiya Omuro Sengen Jinja Shrine. The building itself was once a traditional Japanese Hotel (ryokan in Japanese) that had been active since 1856. It now operates as a day-use onsen and as a diner serving foods such as udon noodles.

Opening hours: 9:00-17:00(Tuesday to Thursday), 9:00-21:30(Friday to Monday), closed on the 1st, 14th and 31st of every month

Fee:

Time Fee

1 day

(9:00-17:00)

1,200yen (600yen)

Night use

(17:00-21:30)

800yen (400yen)
One-time-use

(120 mins)

600yen (300yen)
Children (before middle school) – brackets

Towels are not included. Rentals are available, or you can bring your own.

Access: Take the Fujikyuko Train, get off at the Yoshiikeonsenmae station and walk 3 minutes.

Official website (Japanese only)

Sensui

This onsen facility is close to the Kawaguchiko Interchange. It could be an ideal last stop to wash away the fatigue of sightseeing. You can see Mt. Fuji from their outdoor bath, which has been outfitted with micro bubble generator.

Opening hours:

Weekdays 11:00-22:00 (Last entry 21:30)
Weekend & holidays 10:00-23:00(Last entry 22:30)

Fee:

800yen/adults
500yen/children (4 years old to before middle school)
400yen/children under 3 years old
Towels are not included. Rentals are available, or you can bring your own.

Access: 5 minutes by taxi from Mt. Fuji Station.

Official website (Japanese only)

Kaiun-no-yu, Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko

Photo from official website

There is one indoor and two outdoor baths in this onsen facility. It is the nearest onsen to our hostel K’s House Mt.Fuji. What’s more, this is a tattoo-friendly facility!

Opening hours: 6:00-24:00 (might vary from day to day, please call the hotel to confirm)

Fee:

1,000yen/adults
800yen/children (0 year old to elementary school)
Towels are not included. Rentals are available, or you can bring your own.

Access: 3 minutes walk from K’s House Mt.Fuji or take the sightseeing bus (R or G-Line) and get off at the No.5 Kawaguchiko Herb Hall bus stop and walk 1 minute.

Official website

Yamadaya Hotel

Photo of the private onsen from official website

This onsen facility is located in Lake Shojiko area. Though this is a ryokan (Japanese traditional hotel), its onsen is open to the public. You can see the Kodaki Fuji view from the outdoor bath.

The Kodaki Fuji view is the perspective where it looks like Mt. Fuji is “holding” Mt. Omuro (in front of Mt. Fuji) like a baby.

Day-use onsen opening hours: 10:00-15:00

Fee:

800yen/adults     500yen/children
Private onsen 3,000yen/hour (reservation is required)

Access: Take the sightseeing bus (B-Line), get off at the No.86 Kodaki Fuji View Point bus stop and walk 2 minutes.

Official website (Japanese only)

 

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What do you think of this onsen list? Are you going to make one of the above onsens part of your trip in the Fuji Five Lakes? Please tell us what you think after your visit!
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