Luxury Travel to Mount Fuji
At 3776m, Mount Fuji is Japan‘s highest mountain, a picture-perfect snow-capped cone that dominates the landscape of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
The mountain is considered active, although its last eruption was in 1708, and it has become one of Japan’s most iconic symbols. Considered sacred by many, it is visited by both locals and visitors alike and capturing a snap of the mountain has become part and parcel of any trip to Japan.
On the northern slopes lie the Fuji Five Lakes, all formed by the effects of lava flow. Around these lakes you’ll find peaceful resorts nestled among the pine forests, enclaves of peace and tranquillity less than two hours south of Tokyo. A world away from the hustle and bustle of city life, these areas are perfect for hiking, horse riding and simply unwinding in some of Japan‘s most beautiful natural scenery.
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Hoshinoya FujiNestled within a pristine red pine forest overlooking Lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji is Hoshinoya Fuji, a beautiful glamping hideaway that allows guests to enjoy the tranquility of their natural surroundings. On arrival at reception guests are presented with a camping kit containing binoculars, headlamp, map and blanket before being driven up to the main site. Here you will find the cabins, restaurant and the Cloud Terrace – a network of walkways and wooden platforms seemingly suspended in the air. You’ll find 40 cubic concrete blocks nestled with the forest, minimalist in design but featuring everything you could possibly need. Large windows look out over the beautiful landscape and every cabin features a balcony where you can light a fire. Lighting in the cabins is soft, and around the site only the pathways are illuminated so as not to detract from the natural environment. The main restaurant features a grill station in the middle where chefs cook up succulent steaks which are served with a seasoning rack. Alternatively, head up to the top of the Cloud Terrace and have a go at cooking in the wood-fired oven. For complete privacy, you can choose to dine in the comfort of your cabin. Volcanic activity 10,000 years ago created a landscape of craters and ice caves, and the surrounding area is ripe for exploring. Canoe on the lake, go horse riding through the forest or take a lesson in stargazing and marvel at the night sky.