Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is home to the iconic Mt. Fuji located at its north end and volcanic landforms and hot springs stretching along its coastlines and island.
From land to sea, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park has plenty of attractions – cycle through the woods and rice fields with the majestic Mt. Fuji as your backdrop. You couldn’t find a better photo op! To hydrate, scoop spring water from Mt. Fuji’s foothills, visit a sake brewery, and admire the Shiraito Falls during the spring, summer, and autumn seasons. For lunch, enjoy hand-made soba buckwheat noodles and tempura made from locally-grown vegetables.
Canoe on Lake Motosu or get the blood flowing with a range of activities including SUP, snorkelling, mountain biking, trekking, and even gold dust hunting. Hike the Japanese heritage site, Hakone Hachiri Route that still retains the cobblestone pavement and avenue of giant Cryptomeria cedars that were established in the Edo period (17-19c).
Navigate a sea kayak through blue sea caves in Izu Peninsula Geopark created by undersea volcanoes from over 20 million years ago. Once you’ve got your sea legs back, explore the otherworldly volcanic island Izu Ōshima Geopark and visit Mt. Mihara, the backland desert. Lie back on the black ground and feel the earth’s heartbeat beneath you!
A snorkelling tour where you can swim with sea turtles on Hachijō Island’s bathing coast is highly recommended – jump aboard a fishing boat to a hidden spot with ancient landforms, only accessible by sea.
Enjoy a volcanic experience in Hakone Geopark located in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, by train, ropeway, and ship. Ōwakudani was formed around 3000 years ago and the desolate landscape emits white fumes, offering visitors a hint of this volcanic phenomenon.
And the cherry on top is Mt. Fuji. It’s not just the highest peak in the archipelago but an integral part of Japanese culture. Visit historic sites associated with Mt. Fuji worship and pilgrimage and to complete your visit, climb the summit to the top.
From Tokyo: 2-5 hours. From Osaka: 3.5-6 hours.
There is no entry fee or permit required for Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Please check the website for individual activity prices.
Some activities will require a medium level of fitness.
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park has the most visitors of any national park in Japan.