La Vista Fujikawaguchiko

La Vista Fujikawaguchiko

What kind of resort hotel is La Vista Fujikawaguchiko?

This is a resort onsen hotel with amazing views of Mt. Fuji.  If you want to view the magnificent Mt. Fuji, you should stay here.  We were truly impressed with the breathtaking views from our room in good weather.  The resort hotel is not luxury, but so relaxed.  On the other hand, if you want to experience an onsen ryokan adventure with views of Mt.Fuji, this is not.  There are small outdoor and indoor communal hot springs only.  There is no nice view.  On top of that, there is no room with private onsen.  Each room has an outdoor bath, though.   The ambiance would be more family-oriented, cozy, and lively.  La Vista Fujikawaguchiko would be great for families with children, groups, or couples, but not romantic couples or not solo travelers.
  TOP5 Resort Hotels with Mt.Fuji Views  

Is the location easy to access?

Free shuttle service from Kawaguchiko Station is available at 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, or 18:00.   You need to book it in advance.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms on the highest floor possible.  You can enjoy viewing Mt.Fuji while soaking in an outdoor bath.  This is not hot spring, though.  I would say that the building, interior, and decoration, etc., tend to be a bit cheap-looking, but facilities tend to be the latest.  The rooms were brand new as the hotel opened in 2015.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, pajamas, a green tea set, a coffee mill with coffee beans, and baked sweets, etc.  Room service is not available, but complimentary lemon water, wine, café au lait, yakuruto, and popsicles were available.  Also, this is child-friendly.  The staff provides slippers, samue outfits, and toothbrushes for small children.  If you need baby cribs, you might want to request in advance.  Availability may be limited.
  TOP5 Hotels & Ryokans for Families

How about In-house Facilities?

There are 4 private family hot springs that you can use for free whenever they are not occupied.  All of them are open for 24H.  Also, there are small communal hot springs.  They are open from 15:00 to 11:00 the following morning.  *Please note that if you have tattoos and want to use the communal baths, use the private family ones instead.  Then La Vista Fujikawaguchiko is a universal design.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.  Then there is a vending machine for drinks.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.
  TOP5 Accessible Hotels & Ryokans with Mt.Fuji Views

How about meals?

The Italian food experience for dinner was great.  The portion tends to be big.  Don’t forget to bring your empty stomach.  Dinner starts from 17:20 or 19:50.  I would recommend having dinner from 17:20, as you may be able to view a beautiful sunset with Mt.Fuji from the dining area.  *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with dinner if you have any food allergies.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day.  Then complimentary Japanese noodle for a night snack is offered between 22:30 and 23:30.  You can choose either soy sauce or tomato ramen.  Then buffet-style breakfast is also wonderful.  The buffet is quite extensive for a small hotel.  There is always more than enough food each day.  We didn’t get bored of eating the buffet even though we stayed for two nights.  Then, as far as I know, there wouldn’t be nice restaurants around the property.  The location is out of the way.  You may want to book a room including meals unless you have a car.

My impressions

The staff tends to be not sophisticated.  Their hospitality would be more like typical chain hotels.  If you cannot find an English speaker, you might want to write on paper what you want to say.  Most of the staff would understand English sentences.  I hope you don’t mind.  Overall, the property has great value for money.  If you prefer resort hotels to onsen ryokans, it’s well worth staying here.  Then the resort hotel is very popular.  If you want to chill out at the property in a tranquil atmosphere, you might want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, weekend in Oct and Nov, and the end of the year and New Year holiday.  At last, don’t forget to check the weather forecast before booking a room!  That’s the most important.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about La Vista Fujikawaguchiko from the below space.  If you check-in after 18:00, you need to inform the staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the resort hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about La Vista Fujikawaguchiko

Style Resort Hotel
Check-in and out times
15:00/11:00
Estimated Price 40,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at 0555-76-5220 from domestic
Call at +81-555-76-5220 from overseas
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the resort
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location La Vista Fujikawaguchiko’s MAP
Access Free shuttle bus from Kawaguchiko Station
Address and TEL 2395 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0304  Tel +81 555-76-5220
Official Homepage La Vista Fujikawaguchiko’s HP *Japanese Only

*All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.