14 Instagrammable Photos of Mount Fuji, Japan



In February 2018, I visited Japan for the very first time to run full marathon at Tokyo Marathon 2018 and to travel around Tokyo and Lake Kawaguchiko, located right at the base of Mount Fuji.

Usually in the month of February - a low travel season, the visit to Lake Kawaguchiko might not grant travellers a chance to have a glimpse of the beautiful Mount Fuji. The mountain is not always visible because of the thick clouds.

I stayed at Lake Kawaguchiko for two nights. True enough, I didn't get to see the beautiful Mount Fuji as it was covered by the thick clouds on the day of arrival. Amazingly on the second and third day of my stay, Mount Fuji decided to smile at me. She showed me her breathtaking, beautiful, smooth, snowy face giving me the warmest welcome!

From the 2-night stay, I also realised that the best time to catch beautiful Mount Fuji's stunning views would be in the early mornings (usually before 9am) and in the late afternoons. During the daytime, the clouds might decide to cover up Mount Fuji to protect her from sub burn! :) Besides, in the early morning and late afternoon, the sun ray also helps to give Mount Fuji a very mystical view!



As a budget traveler, I traveled on foot and by public transport around Lake Kawaguchiko, Fuji, Japan. Everything is so accessible due to the superb public transport.

I would like to share with you the 14 instagrammable photos of Mount Fuji, shot on my iPhone 8 taken from various viewing spots mainly around Lake Kawaguchiko. I've also written down the viewing spots and public transport information in the hope that the information can help you to take your own instagrammable Mount Fuji shots during your own visit. 😀💗

Oh Mount Fuji, Mount Fuji! 
What a beautiful mountain you are! 
I'm totally in awe of your beauty!

1. Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko Train Station

Transportation   : Central bus station. All buses depart / arrive here.
Viewing Spot    : Kawaguchiko Train Station
Camera              : iPhone 8
Not everyone will understand your journey. That's fine. It's not their journey to make sense of. It's yours!



2. Mt. Fuji from Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center

Transportation   : Omni Red Bus (Red Line)
Viewing Spot    : Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center, Bus Stop #22
Camera              : iPhone 8
And into the nature I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.




3. Mt. Fuji from Nenba Minshuku

Transportation   : Omni Green Bus (Green Line)
Viewing Spot     : Nenba Minshuku (Minshuku Guest House), Bus Stop #37
Camera              : iPhone 8
Jump for something new!



4. Mt. Fuji taken from hotel window

Transportation   : 10 minutes walk from Kawaguchiko Train Station
Viewing Spot     : Sawa Hotel, Kawaguchiko
Camera              : iPhone 8




5. Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko Train Station

Transportation   : Central bus station. All buses depart / arrive here.
Viewing Spot    : Kawaguchiko Train Station
Camera              : iPhone 8



6. Mt. Fuji from Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center

Transportation   : Omni Red Bus (Red Line)
Viewing Spot    : Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center, Bus Stop #22
Camera              : iPhone 8




7. Mt. Fuji from hotel window

Transportation   : 10 minutes walk from Kawaguchiko Train Station
Viewing Spot     : Sawa Hotel, Kawaguchiko
Camera              : iPhone 8




8. Mt. Fuji from Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center

Transportation   : Omni Red Bus (Red Line)
Viewing Spot    : Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center, Bus Stop #22
Camera              : iPhone 8




9. Mt. Fuji from Nenbak Minshuku

Transportation   : Omni Green Bus (Green Line)
Viewing Spot     : Nenba Minshuku (Minshuku Guest House), Bus Stop #37
Camera              : iPhone 8




10. Mt. Fuji from hotel window

Transportation   : 10 minutes walk from Kawaguchiko Train Station
Viewing Spot     : Sawa Hotel, Kawaguchiko
Camera              : iPhone 8
Be adventurous and curious. Go out there to experience life, to live life, and to see the wonderful creation of God.



11. Mt. Fuji from Mt. Tenjo-yama

Transportation.   : Omni Red Bus (Red Line)
Stop                    : Pleasure Cruiser / Ropeway Entrance (Bus Stop #11)
Camera               : iPhone 8
See into life. Don't just look at it.



12. Mt. Fuji from nearby hotel

Transportation   : 10 minutes walk from Kawaguchiko Train Station
Viewing Spot     : outside of Sawa Hotel, Kawaguchiko
Camera              : iPhone 8
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step...



13. Mt. Fuji from parking lot of a pharmacy

Transportation   : 10 minutes walk from Kawaguchiko Train Station
Viewing Spot     : parking lot of a pharmacy next to Sawa Hotel, Kawaguchiko
Camera              : iPhone 8




14. Mt. Fuji from hotel window

Transportation   : 10 minutes walk from Kawaguchiko Train Station
Viewing Spot     : outside of Sawa Hotel, Kawaguchiko
Camera              : iPhone 8
Never lose hope. Because as this night falls, a brand new day will begin. You never know what amazing things they could bring your way. Stay strong, keep faith and stay positive.



Access


Oh by the way, if you are like a runner, don't miss Mt. Fuji International Marathon held annually in the month of November at Lake Kawaguchiko. Visit the Mt. Fuji International Marathon's official website by clicking here.

I sincerely hope that the captivating shots of Mt. Fuji through my iPhone 8 have given you a fair feel of how beautiful Mount Fuji of Japan is. I personally look forward to visit Lake Kawaguchiko and the surrounding areas again to see the beautiful Mt. Fuji again in different seasons (cherry blossom during spring, hiking during summer, marathon during fall, etc)!  I believe every season, every month, Mount Fuji will give traveler many pleasant surprises!

Mount Fuji, I definitely will see you again soon!

centsfit

No comments:

Post a Comment

Instagram