About the location
Just a stone's throw from Tokyo, the Gotemba area has so much to offer the intrepid traveler who wants to experience something different from the hustle and bustle of city streets. The iconic Mt Fuji looms over the Gotemba valley and provides incredible views for those willing to make the hike up to Kintoki Peak. An easy day trip, this hike is sure to please everyone. Check out this guide for how to access this off-the-beaten-path trail!
A great escape from the crowds of Tokyo!
Come enjoy the laid back atmosphere in the mountains outside Tokyo. Take in the views, the culture, and, most importantly, the food!
Make sure you bring your camera, or a good smart-phone! The views you'll see here are the kind you'll want to relive over and over!
Remember to stop every once in a while on the way up to appreciate the epic views of the Hakone Caldera, Mt Fuji, and more!
If you happen to be in mainland Japan, or are planning your trip for the future, this guide will show you the in's and out's of how to make the most of your time in Gotemba. I'll take you through the local hotel and AirBnB situation, provide you a few links to recommended, but affordable hotels, and guide you as you plan for your hike up Kintoki Peak.
This area is arguably one of the most underrated areas near Tokyo, so come check it out and enjoy the unspoiled views of Mt Fuji and bathe in the local hot springs!
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