Apr/4 - 19, 2020 (scheduled) Sakura Festival at Arakurayama Sengen Park3.7
from 4/4 '20 to 4/19 '20
Magnificent view from Arakurayama Sengen Park attracts lots of tourists from home and abroad particularly in spring when around 650 sakura trees bloom. You must have seen a photo of sakura blossoms, Mt Fuji and 5 storied pagoda, all representative of Japan, in one taken from the Park. This spring it is your turn to shoot the breathtaking view.
Sakura festival will be held at the park during 4-19/Apr with stage shows, local cuisine sale booths etc.
Access : take the JR Chuo Line from Shinjuku Sta.(1.5h), then change to the Fuji-kyuko Line at Otsuki Sta.(40mins), and get off at Shimo-Yoshida Sta.
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Airport/Sta.Shimo-Yoshida sta. (about 500m) Google Transit
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4.03 weeks ago
I love this place. Parking and admittance are free. Pretty sure it's wheelchair accessible. There were a lot of signs about bear sightings so I hurried away when it started getting dark. Can be crowded during a clear day when it's warm. But go during sunset in the colder months and it's just lovely.
5.0a week ago
One of the most iconic views of Mt. Fuji is located at the top of Arakurayama Sengen Park. If you think of a picture perfect postcard capturing the essence of Japan this is probably where it was taken.
The park is accessible by car and has 2 car parks close by (one about 1/3 the way up to the top, and one right down the bottom), both are free and have staff managing them.
There is two ways to ascend to the top, stairs or a winding slope, slope takes longer so I recommend the stairs but take care as there is a lot of them.
Once you reach the top you are greeted with amazing views of Mt. Fuji and the shrine’s pagoda.
When you continue to walk past the pagoda to take the iconic photo, there are bathrooms available to the right and all the pathways are marked. There is also platforms to take photos, but be aware the ground is dirt and no concrete available (your shoes will most likely get dusty, avoid wearing white). The first platform offers a view of Mt. Fuji, Pagoda and then “inside” the iconic tree (when you take a photo the tree will be on the top left) where as if you’re looking to take over the tree (when you take a photo the tree will be on the bottom left) you will need to go up to the next viewing platform.
Both have incredible views. I recommend early morning or late afternoon to avoid clouds covering Mt. Fuji. The photos I took are from around 3:30/4pm if that’s some indication.
5.02 months ago
Beautiful and scenic destination for amazing views of the changing tree colors of Fall with Mount Fuji in the bottom. It is almost 400 steps to get to the top, or you can chose to take the ramps instead which take a little longer. There is a very large free parking lot, but the spots can full up fast on clear view days and weekends.
5.03 weeks ago
It’s the best view to watch whole Fuji mountain. You can through the viewpoint to feel how the mountain great is. It’s really contained Japanese spirits.
5.0a month ago
Take train from Kawaguchiko station to Shimoyoshida station, then walking for about 10 minutes to the gate. Takes around 10 minutes for hiking, not to high but make sure to prepare enough for countless stairs. Sadly it was cloudy when I visited. Would recommend to go in the morning, or just check the cloud condition if you really want to get beautiful Fuji-san view. Also, tap water is available.