Mt Fuji is one of the natural wonders of the world.

It is the tallest point of Japan and has been a pilgrimage site throughout history.

No trip to Japan is complete without catching a glimpse of this stunning volcano.

Luckily, there are many nearby areas to do just that.

Fujikawaguchiko, Lake Kawaguchi, Fujiyoshida, and Hakone are all in close proximity and offer beautiful views of Mt Fuji.

Near Hakone specifically lies many onsen ryokans that provide a wonderful place to stay while visiting the area.

Onsen means natural hotel spring in Japan, while ryokan is a type of accommodation specific to the country.

Typically, onsen rykons are lodging facilities located near a hot spring that provide a traditional Japanese setting for guests.

Continue reading to discover the 12 best onsen ryokans near Hakone with views of Mt Fuji.

1. Fugakugunjo

Just south of Hakone in the town of Izu lies Fugakugunjo.

This onsen ryokan has many facilities, including a bar and free private parking.

There is also an exceptional outdoor area complete with a balcony, sundeck, terrace, and beautiful garden.

In addition, the property is home to an onsen, or hot spring bath, where guests can relax throughout the day.

Views of Mt Fuji and the Pacific Ocean are all around.

Asian breakfast is served in the mornings and Fugakugunjo is conveniently located near Oshima Airport and Shizuoka Airport.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Spa with hot spring bath and jacuzzi
  • A balcony, sundeck, terrace, and garden
  • Ocean view rooms

What’s Nearby?

  • Koibito Misaki Cape – 2.3 km
  • Tago-minato – 9.9 km
  • Mount Daruma – 10.2 km

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2. Fuji Lake Hotel

Overlooking Lake Kawaguchi and Mt Fuji is where you’ll find Fuji Lake Hotel.

This hot spring inn boasts modern rooms with spectacular lake views, free WiFi, and flat screen televisions.

There are also room upgrades available for guests wishing to have a view of Mt Fuji out their window.

Other amenities include two restaurants on-site, a cafe/bar, a karaoke room, an observation deck, and an outdoor pool.

Of course, as this is an onsen ryokan, there is also a communal bath house with hot spring water.

Experience Japanese culture with amazing views of Mt Fuji at Fuji Lake Hotel.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Two restaurants
  • Outdoor pool and observation deck
  • Karaoke room
  • Communal bath house

What’s Nearby?

  • Ide Sake Brewery – 0.3 km
  • Mount Kachi Kachi Ropeway – 0.5 km
  • Yamanashi Gem Museum – 0.5 km

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3. Maruei

Maurei is a serene onsen ryokan located near Mt Fuji and is one of the best accommodation options in the area.

First, it has a convenient location that is just 10 minutes by foot from Lake Kawaguchi and only 4 km from Fuji–Q Highland amusement park.

It is also only a 15 minute bus ride to Kawaguchiko Train Station.

Second, it boasts incredible views of Mt Fuji and the lake.

Third, rooms are decorated in a traditional Japanese style that provides an authentic experience for travellers.

Finally, Maruei features a hot spring bath that overlooks Mt Fuji, as well as a sauna and massage therapy.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Traditional Japanese kaiseki meal for dinner
  • Hot spring bath and sauna
  • Free parking and WiFi

What’s Nearby?

  • Kawaguchiko Muse Museum – 0.2 km
  • Yagizaki Park – 0.4 km
  • Fujiomuro Sengen Shrine – 0.4 km

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4. Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso

Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso is located in the rural district of Minamitsuru, just northeast of Mt Fuji.

Minimalist rooms consist of traditional tatami (woven straw) floors and futons, however, combination rooms with framed beds are available upon request.

All rooms come with free WiFi, mini fridges, flat screen televisions, soaking tubs, and some even have lake views.

The biggest draw are the natural hot spring baths on the property.

Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso has both indoor and outdoor hot springs, a foot bath on the rooftop, and even a private use bath.

There are also karaoke facilities, as well as a game centre, bar and lounge, and souvenir shop.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Karaoke rooms, game center, and lounge bar
  • Indoor and outdoor hot spring baths
  • Yukata robes and green tea in rooms

What’s Nearby?

  • Mount Kachi Kachi Ropeway – 0.3 km
  • Ide Sake Brewery – 0.4 km
  • Fujikawaguchiko Tourist Information Centre – 0.6 km
  • Kawaguchiko Station Building – 0.6 km
  • Yamanashi Gem Museum – 0.7 km

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5. Oike Hotel

Just northeast of both Hakone and Mt Fuji is the Oike Hotel.

This onsen ryokan is one of the best in the Mt Fuji area, boasting both indoor and outdoor natural hot spring baths.

Baths can even be rented for private use for a fee and from the outdoor hot spring bath, you’ll have views of Mt Fuji or the Misaka Mountains.

Beyond the hot springs, Oike Hotel is in an extremely convenient location near Kawaguchiko Train Station, Lake Kawaguchi, and Fuji-Q Highland amusement park.

All rooms are Japanese-style with futon bedding and straw flooring.

Robes, green tea, and LCD TVs can also be found in each room.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Games corner with ping pong
  • Indoor and outdoor hot spring baths with Mt Fuji views
  • Tea lounge

What’s Nearby?

  • Yamanashi Gem Museum – 0.1 km
  • Ide Sake Brewery – 0.3 km
  • Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge – 0.7 km
  • Mount Kachi Kachi Ropeway – 0.9 km

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6. Yamadaya Hotel

Yamadaya Hotel is nestled in the foothills of Mt Fuji on the banks of Lake Shōji.

The property is home to three natural hot springs.

These include one open-air bath, one indoor bath, and one 24-hour bath.

A rustic restaurant with floor to ceiling windows serves seasonal dishes throughout the year.

Onsen ryokan rooms are traditional with larger family rooms available.

Lake views and unlimited access to the three hot spring baths are Yamadaya Hotel’s best amenities.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • On-site restaurant serving seasonal Japanese fare
  • 3 hot spring baths, including a 24-hour bath
  • Family rooms available

What’s Nearby?

  • Lake Shojiko – 0.5 km
  • Aokigahara – 2.9 km
  • Lake Motosuko – 3.6 km

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7. Shuhokaku Kogetsu

Situated on the shore of Lake Kawaguchi lies the Shuhokaku Kogetsu.

This onsen ryokan with lake and mountain views is an excellent choice for travellers wishing to stay near Mt Fuji.

Relax in the outdoor hot spring baths that offer views of the iconic mountain.

In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kaiseki dinner in your own room or on your private terrace.

Futon bedding is provided in traditional Japanese style and each room has a cozy window seating area.

If you’re looking to unwind, there is a spa with a sauna and massages, as well as karaoke rooms, and a lounge with a piano.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Japanese/Western breakfast buffer
  • Outdoor hot spring bath with views of Mt Fuji
  • Karaoke room

What’s Nearby?

  • Lake Kawaguchi Konohana Museum – 0.1 km
  • Itchiku Kubota Art Museum – 0.3 km
  • Kawaguchiko Sarumawashi Theater – 0.4 km
  • Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum – 0.7 km
  • Nagasaki Park – 0.9 km

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8. La Vista Fujikawaguchiko

La Vista Fujikawaguchiko can be found on a quaint hillside with incredible views of Mt Fuji.

At this Provencal-style onsen ryokan, most rooms have balconies and open-air baths.

Some even have fireplaces and sitting areas.

The hotel also has gender segregated communal bath houses, each of which offers mountain views.

For a more intimate experience, there are four private hot spring baths available for rent.

There is even a spa and sauna area, as well as a restaurant

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Cozy restaurant serving breakfast and dinner
  • Two communal and four private hot spring baths
  • Sauna and spa

What’s Nearby?

  • Itchiku Kubota Art Museum – 0.4 km
    Kawaguchiko Sarumawashi Theater – 0.4 km
    Lake Kawaguchi Konohana Museum – 0.6 km
    Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum -0.9 km

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9. Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato

This modern onsen ryokan sits right on Lake Kawaguchi.

Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato is all about the lake and the mountains, boasting beautiful views of Mt Fuji.

There is a restaurant on-site called Hanamizuki Restaurant.

Hanamizuki Restaurant has a Japanese buffet or a traditional kaiseki multi-course dinner.

There are also spacious indoor and outdoor natural hot spring baths available to all guests.

Panoramic views await in the bath houses.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Family rooms
  • Modern indoor and outdoor hot spring baths with mountain views
  • Hanamizuki Restaurantwith traditional kaiseki dinner

What’s Nearby?

  • Yagizaki Park – 0.2 km
  • Kawaguchiko Muse Museum – 0.4 km
  • Yamanashi Gem Museum – 0.6 km
  • Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge – 0.7 km
  • Lake Kawaguchi – 0.9 km

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10. Izu Mitohama Shotokan

Izu Mitohama Shotokan is a charming onsen ryokan in the Nishi-Izu area of Mt Fuji.

Its scenic location on Uchiura Bay is one of its best features.

However, visitors also stay here for its indoor and outdoor public hot spring baths.

Private hot spring baths can also be reserved for an additional charge.

Beyond the bath houses, Izu Mitohama Shotokan has a dining room where fresh seafood is served daily.

Guests have a choice of a Japanese-style futon bed or a Western-style bed.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Karaoke room
  • Indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, with private baths available for reservation
  • Multi-course seafood meals

What’s Nearby?

  • Izu Mito Sea Paradise – 0.1 km
  • Awashima Marine Park – 1.6 km
  • Shuzenji Niji no Sato – 5.1 km

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11. Hotel Green Plaza Hakone

Hotel Green Plaza Hakone is one of the area’s best onsen ryokans.

The open-air hot spring baths are a major attraction, allowing guests to relax in the natural warm water while looking at Mt Fuji.

The water comes from Sengokuhara spring, which is 860m above sea level.

Baths are gender segregated and available to all guests.

Other amenities include LCD TVs in every room and private bathrooms.

Buffet style meals are also served.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Sauna and massage therapy
  • Open-air hot spring baths
  • Buffet meal

What’s Nearby?

  • Owakudani Valley – 1.2 km
  • Togendai Station – 1.4 km
  • Pola Museum – 1.8 km
  • Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands – 2.3 km

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12. Yoshimatsu

If it’s a serene and tranquil onsen ryokan you’re after, look no further than Yoshimatsu.

This hotel is surrounded by bamboo trees and rolling hills.

It overlooks Mt Fuji and Lake Ashi and has outdoor hot spring baths for all to enjoy.

Rooms are Japanese style, with tatami floors.

They also come with flat screen televisions, mini fridges, coffee making facilities, and Japanese-style robes.

Finally, don’t miss out on the complimentary Kyoto-style breakfast and dinner served to guests daily (it can even be brought directly to your room).

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Free shuttle from Hakone Machi Bus Station
  • Outdoor hot spring baths
  • Complimentary breakfast and dinner

What’s Nearby?

  • Hakone Checkpoint – 0.4 km
  • Onshi Hakone Park – 0.8 km
  • Narukawa Art Museum – 1.2 km
  • Hakone Shrine – 1.7 km

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Bonus: Mt.Shakushi Gateway Camp

For a different kind of experience near Mt Fuji, consider Mt.Shakushi Gateway Camp.

This unique accommodation is made up tents, some glamping-style and others more modest.

The luxury campground overlooking Mt Fuji includes a garden, terrace, sun deck, picnic area, and a shared kitchen.

There is even an à la carte breakfast option available to guests.

Guests also love the luxurious hot tub and open-air bath on the property.

Camping pods feature Western-style beds and small sitting areas.

It’s not quite a Ryokan, however, since it’s so unique and it has a hot tub, we had to tell you about it!

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Terrace, garden, and sun deck
  • Hot tub and open-air bath
  • à la carte breakfast

What’s Nearby?

  • Oshinohakkai – 2.1 km
  • Fuji Yusui no Sato Aquarium – 2.9 km
  • Oshijuutaku Togawa and Osano’s House – 3.7 km
  • Fujisan Station – 3.8 km

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Hakone and its surrounding areas provide the best access to Mt Fuji.

At any one of the onsen ryokans above you can relax in a natural hot spring bath while marvelling at Mt Fuji in person.

It doesn’t get better than that!

We hope this list has provided more insight into the best Japanese hot spring inns with views of Mt Fuji.

emily
Emily is a freelance writer from Canada and it was during her time studying History that she became interested in travel. Countries I've visited include the United States, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.