city in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Fujinomiya (富士宮) is a city in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, on the southwestern slopes of Mount Fuji.

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Fujinomiya is on the JR Minobu Line, linking Fuji city on the JR Tokaido Line with Kofu city on the JR Chuo Line.

There are a few ways to get to Fujinomiya from Tokyo, but the fastest method is to use the Shinkansen from Tokyo: to take a Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama train to Mishima, and change there for a Shizuoka-bound JR Tokaido Line local train. At Fuji station, you need to change again to the JR Minobu Line for the final run to Fujinomiya. This whole process will take about two hours with good connections at a cost of ¥4710.

Even substituting the Kodama journey with Tokaido Line local trains, the trip still takes about three hours from Tokyo if the connections are good, at a cost of ¥2520.

There are also buses from Tokyo station. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the English portion of the website may not be up to date.

There is a bus connection to Fujinomiya from Kawaguchiko station a few times a day.

The closest airport is Shizuoka Airport.

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The best way to get around in Fujinomiya is by bus or taxi - both leave from Fujinomiya station. There is an official tourist information on the ground floor of Fujinomiya station to help with directions. Remember to ask for a tourist map. Some shops also have rental bicycles available.

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Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha daitorii
Lake Tanuki
  • 1 Sengen Taisha Shrine. Walk straight north from station, past 7-Eleven and turn left at the stoplight called "Chuo-cho". Walk a few blocks downhill and you will see the big red torii gate on your right.
  • 2 Shiraito Waterfalls. Awesome waterfalls from the water running down from Mt. Fuji. Take the bus from Fujinomiya station at platform 3 to Shiraito no Taki bus stop. It takes about 30 minutes. Plenty of souvenir shops and vendors. There is a path that takes you to the scenic Shiraito Natural Park (白糸自然公園). Shiraito means "white threads".
  • 3 Lake Tanuki (田貫湖). Famous for its reflection of Mt. Fuji. 4-km path around the lake, good for walking. Can rent a bike. Lots of room for picnic. Camping is available. Take bus from platform 3 at Fujinomiya station, about one hour - buses only leave about once every 2 hours. Some buses from Tokyo station will also go to Kyukamura Fuji (via Fujinomiya station), which is right at the lake.

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  • Hana no yu. 10:00-02:00. Take bus 37 from the station or Sengen Taisha shrine and get off when you see the big yellow CoCo's sign (which is a Japanese family restaurant). Hananoyu is the big building with the floral mural on it. Has a variety of indoor and outdoor baths (including tea baths, wine bath, sulphur bath, bubbly bath, Jacuzzi, salt water bath, and more), sauna rooms with TV. Provides shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, toothbrushes and more. Free massage chairs and internet access. TV/Nap room - each chair has its own TV with speakers in the headrest. Restaurants, exercise machines, hair salon. Spa treatments available for extra cost. ¥1500 weekdays ¥2000 weekend and holidays.
  • Paragliding. On the Asagiri plateau, 40 minutes by bus from Fujinomiya JR station.

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There is an Aeon Mall on the south side of Fujinomiya Station. The traditional shopping district is to the north-west from the station.

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Fujinomiya yakisoba
  • Yakisoba. Fujinomiya is famous for its own version of Yakisoba (やきそば) -- check out any of the small shops with the big Yakisoba flag outside (usually orange in colour). There are several near the station. Some will cook on the table right in front of you. One characteristic is the thick, chewy noodles, some are made by the "Marumo" food factory right in the city. The other characteristic is ground meat, called ‘Nikukasu’ in Japanese. Yakisoba is one of the pride of Shizuoka. Considered "B-Grade Gourmet" - a term originated from the 1980s - which describes a variety of Japanese comfort food usually found in casual restaurants or sold as street food.

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Speciality coffee edit

  • 1 Model Coffee (モウデルコーヒー), 4-3 Omiya-cho, Fujinomiya (about 15 minutes on foot from the JR station, near the Sengen Taisha shrine), +81 50-3463-8645. Th-M 11:00-16:00, closed Tu W. Business hours and regular holidays are subject to change, so please check with the store before visiting..
  • 2 caffe kofka (カフェ コフカ), 10-1 Chuo-cho, Fujinomiya (about 10 minutes to the north on foot from the JR station), +81 544-66-5155. Tu-Su 07:30-18:00, last order 17:00, closed Mon. English menu and free Wifi available. Serves breakfast. During the day serves bagel sandwiches, pasta and various desserts. Some veg options as well.
  • 3 Mifujiya Coffee, 265-1 Kamiide, Fujinomiya (in the area where the Shiraito waterfalls tourist shops are; walk South, past the newer shops; it is on the left), +81 90-4199-5267. Roasts beans in-house.

Local beer breweries edit

  • 4 Fujiyama Hunter's Beer (フジヤマハンターズビール), 静岡県富士宮市大鹿窪1427 (the address is for the main brewery, there is also a tap room, see below), +81 544-66-0399.
  • 5 Fujiyama Hunter's Beer Tap Room (フジヤマハンターズビール 浅間大社タップルーム), 静岡県富士宮市宮町12-2 (near Sengen Taisha shrine).
  • 6 Bayern Meister Bier (バイエルンマイスタービール), 静岡県富士宮市上井出字河原端1254-1 (nearest bus stops are Shizuoka Fuji Byoin Iriguchi and Shizuokafuji-byoin), +81 544-54-3311. A Braumeister from Bavaria, Germany brewing beer. Following the 500-year-old Bavarian "Reinheitsgebot", which means only water, hop, malt and yeast are used.
  • 7 Mt.Fuji Brewing, 4-5 Omiya-cho, Fujinomiya (near Sengen Taisha shrine), +81 544-66-5223. Temporarily closed for COVID-19.

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