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Hoshinoya Fuji

Absolute zen in the woods above Lake Kawaguchi
Mount Fuji ToursJapan holidays· 40 Rooms · £££

Wake up to watch the sun rise over Mt Fuji

Hoshinoya Fuji is a captivating escape, tucked away in the lush forests surrounding Lake Kawaguchi.

Rooms: The hotel's unique accommodations are luxury cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking views of the iconic Mount Fuji. These serene retreats provide an intimate connection with nature while maintaining the utmost comfort and style.

Location: Perched on the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchi, Hoshinoya Fuji enjoys a privileged location with unobstructed views of Mount Fuji. It's a haven for those seeking a tranquil escape from city life while remaining in proximity to the wonders of the Hakone area, such as the Fuji Five Lakes and nearby hot springs.

Amenities: Hoshinoya Fuji is renowned for its exquisite amenities, including the famed hot spring baths that overlook Mount Fuji. Guests can also indulge in delicious kaiseki cuisine prepared with local ingredients, further immersing them in the flavours of the region. The attentive service ensures a seamless and memorable stay.

Activities: This hotel offers a unique and diverse range of activities. Guests can participate in traditional tea ceremonies, forest yoga, or stargazing sessions, all designed to enhance the connection with the surrounding nature. The location also provides ample opportunities for hiking and exploration.

Sustainability: Hoshinoya Fuji is deeply committed to sustainability. The hotel is designed to blend harmoniously with its natural surroundings, and initiatives are in place to protect the local ecosystem. They employ eco-friendly practices, minimizing waste and conserving energy. Additionally, Hoshinoya Fuji supports local communities and endeavours to preserve the unique cultural and natural heritage of the Hakone region.

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When to go to Japan

A month-by-month guide of when to visit Japan

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January is ideal for winter sports in Hokkaido and northern regions, with plenty of snow. Tokyo and Kyoto remain chilly but offer clear skies for sightseeing. Explore Sapporo's Snow Festival and soak in an onsen for the ultimate winter experience.



February is the best time for skiing and snowboarding in Nagano and Hokkaido. The Sapporo Snow Festival is a major attraction, featuring stunning ice sculptures. Other areas are generally cold and dry and good for sightseeing.



March marks the beginning of spring, with cherry blossoms starting to bloom in southern regions like Kyoto and Tokyo. Enjoy hanami picnics under the pink blossoms. It's a great time for hiking and outdoor adventures.



April is the peak of cherry blossom season. Witness Tokyo's Ueno Park and Kyoto's Maruyama Park come alive with vibrant sakura. Golden Week, late April to early May, offers festive parades and events.



May offers pleasant weather for outdoor activities and hiking. Explore Tokyo's International Food Festival and enjoy the comfortable climate for sightseeing in Kyoto.



June is the start of the rainy season, known as tsuyu, lasting until mid-July. Although it's wet, explore Kyoto's temples and gardens amid light crowds. Festivals like the Sanno Matsuri in Tokyo showcase Japanese traditions.



July continues the rainy season, but the Tanabata Star Festival brightens the skies. Hokkaido hosts the Lavender Festival with fields of purple blooms. Kyoto's Gion Matsuri features grand floats.



August offers festivals and fireworks. The Obon Festival celebrates ancestors with lanterns and dances. Enjoy the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival in Tokyo. Hokkaido's summer flower festivals are perfect for nature enthusiasts.



September brings comfortable weather and the iconic Kunchi Festival in Nagasaki. Explore the Sapporo Autumn Festival in Hokkaido. It's a great time for sightseeing with fewer tourists.



October features stunning autumn foliage in Kyoto and Nikko. Visit Tokyo's Meiji Shrine during the Meiji Jingu Festival and enjoy Oktoberfest celebrations. Ideal for hiking and outdoor adventures.



November showcases autumn foliage, with Kyoto's temples and parks ablaze in red and orange. Yoyogi Park in Tokyo hosts the International Food Festival, and Kyushu's hot spring resorts offer relaxation.



December marks the onset of winter, with holiday illuminations in cities and festive lights. Explore Hokkaido's Sapporo Snow Festival with breathtaking ice sculptures. Ski resorts open for winter sports enthusiasts.


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