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Fuji Five Lakes

The Fuji Five Lakes area is found at the northern base of Mount Fuji around Lakes Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Yamanakako, Shojiko and Motosuko. It is one of the best places to see fabulous views of Mount Fuji from a close distance and also a good base for those wishing to climb the mountain. Hiking, camping, fishing…

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Fuji Q Highland

Fuji-Q Highland is not only Japan’s most scenic amusement park (the views of nearby Mount Fuji are stunning on clear days) but also the most thrilling. All of the three main roller coasters set records when they were built: Fujiyama was the world’s tallest when built 1996, and it still ranks an impressive 8th; Dodonpa…

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Hakone Circular Route

The traditional route around the Hakone area officially starts in Hakone-Yumoto, from where the narrow-gauge Hakone-Tozan train switchbacks up forested hills to the resort town of Gōra. For the best views and thinnest crowds, we recommend an early start from Gōra by funicular railway, which takes you to the cable car station. The cable car…

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Volcanoes

Rising up out of the Pacific at the north-western edge of the ring of fire, subducting plates under Japan cause breathtaking volcanic peaks to break through nearly the full length of the archipelago, from Hokkaido’s Showa-Shinzan mountain, which sprang up out of a field beside a larger volcano in 1944, to Kyushu’s “land of fire”…

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