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Southern Kanto

Shizuoka's most famous attraction is Mt Fuji. The official climbing period is from late-July to August and during that time, frequent shuttles take travelers from Shinjuku station in Tokyo to 5th station, located on the slopes of Fuji. If climbing isn't your thing, we recommend merely looking at Mt. Fuji from Hakone National Park.

Because of its lush setting, the Hakone area in Shizuoka has been developed as high-end resort. During cherry blossom season, usually from the end of March to early April, you can experience the best of Japan, which might consist of looking at Mt. Fuji, dining under the cherry blossoms, and dipping into an onsen at night.

Shizuoka itself is a well-known hot springs resort. A travel alternative in Shizuoka is to visit the Izu peninsula, particularly an area called Shimoda, an interesting place to visit as for many years it was isolated from all outside contact.

Yamanashi is small prefecture and most tourists localize their trips around Mt. Fuji, but you may to visit Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji Five Lakes.

Onsen in Southern Kanto

Yamanashi Prefecture

Wakakusa-no Yado $$$ 

Magi Onsen Ryokan $$$

Gensen-kan $

Shizuoka Prefecture

Hiratsuru  $$

Taikan-so $$$

Yama-aino-yado Weda  $$$

Oyado Matsuba $$

Katase-kan  $$$

Tsuribashi-so $$

Gensen-so  $ 

$ = under Y8,000 per person
$$ = between Y8,000 and Y14,500
$$$ = above Y14,500
= mixed-bathing onsen
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