Visiting temples, shrines, and museums to appreciate the cultural value of Mt. Fuji is nice, but walking and cycling around such places in a leisure manner will surely make your Fujisan memories impressive all the more. Located at the northern outskirts of Mt. Fuji surrounded by mountains, forests and lakes, a variety of types of outdoor activities are available in Fuji-Kawaguchiko Town. Various events related to outdoor activities are held in Fuji-Kawaguchiko Town. Why not trying some outdoor sports at the foot of Fujisan (Mt. Fuji)?
Lake Kawaguchiko area is a base of accommodation and home to Kawaguchi Asama shrine and Fuji Omuro Sengen shrine, which are components of the world heritage assets. You can take a safe and comfortable walking through pedestrian trails while seeing a fine view.
Sat & Sun (2 days) in mid-October
Around Lake Kawaguchiko
Over 4,000 people walk while seeing the colored leaves. It is an official event of the Japan Marching League, the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV) and the Japanese Volkssports Association (JVA).
Nordic walking is a walking holding two poles. Mt. Fuji International Nordic Walking Association in Fuji-Kawaguchiko Town provides rental poles at over 100 accommodations. You can enjoy a guided walk around the lake with an instructor from 6 a.m. every morning.
Mt. Fuji International Nordic Walking Association
Mt. Fuji Funatsuguchi Trail (From Sozo no Mori to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji)
Running through the Funatsuguchi Trail, which was established in the 13th century and flourished during the 17th-19th centuries, you will reach the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji while enjoying forest therapy.
Trekking routes in Misaka-sankai mountain massif offer great views of Mt. Fuji. Among the various routes, Mitsutoge Route is highly recommended for its relatively easy access.
Fri/Sat/Sun (3 days) in late April A circle around the mountains along the perimeter of Mt. Fuji Participants walk and run along a 161 km course that covers the foot and trails of Mt. Fuji. This is an unprecedented outdoor event.
1st Sat. of October Mountains around Lake Kawguchiko and Lake Saiko Participants run on trails while seeing Mt. Fuji, Aokigahara Jukai (ocean of trees), and Fujigoko (Fuji five Lakes).
3rd Sun of October
In forests or mountains around Lake Shojinko and Lake Motosuko This trail consisting of paths and forest roads in valuable virgin forests is one of the most beautiful ones in the world.
The perimeter of Lake Kawaguchiko is about 20 km; using the 14 km-long walking trail exclusive for pedestrians, you can enjoy a safe and comfortable jog viewing the lake and Mt. Fuji. Along the 10-km trail around Lake Saiko, there are distance markers every kilometer.
Saiko Road Race
3rd Sun of June
Around Lake Saiko
Over 5,000 participants run around Lake Saiko.
Final Sun of November
Around Lake Kawaguchiko and Lake Saiko
With 16,000 runners from home and abroad, this is one of the major resort marathons in Japan in which from beginners to advanced-level runners participate.
Cycling around Fujigoko (Fuji Five Lakes) is also recommended. It is about 40 km from Lake Yamanakako to Lake Motosuko. Bike rentals are available.
|Bike Rental (Normal Type Bike)||Ebisuya
|Mountain Bike Rental||Country Lake Systems||TEL.0555-20-4052
(Power-assisted Bike Rental)
|Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko
Country Cottage Ban
Hotel Primavera Suite
Sat/Sun (2 days) in mid-May
Whole western area of northern foothills of Mt. Fuji
An official affiliated event of the Italian retro cycling race “L’Eroica.” Anyone with a vintage bicycle made before 1987 can participate (it is not a time trial race).
2nd Sun of Novvember
Around Lake Saiko
This is one of the major, top road races held in Eastern Japan, with 2,000 elite cyclists from all over Japan.
Fuji-Kawaguchiko Town has four lakes of Fujigoko (Fuji Five Lakes) and you can enjoy fishing and boating there. Country Lake Systems at Lake Kawaguchiko provides canoe lessons and rental services. Mt. Fuji also can be seen beautifully
Country Lake Systems
There are popular guided eco-tours visiting Aokigahara Jukai (ocean of trees) or lave tree molds including Funatsu Tainai Tree Mold, which is a component asset of the world heritage site. In particular, a tour to Saiko Komori Ana (Bat Cave), the largest lave cave in Aokigahara Jukai, is fine.
※Guided only in Japanese.
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