Shuhokaku Kogetsu

This is not a luxury ryokan, but truly relaxing.  If you are looking for typical onsen ryokans in Mt.Fuji area, I would highly recommend staying at Shuhokaku Kogetsu.  Perhaps, if you are looking for rooms with outdoor private hot springs and awesome views of Mt.Fuji, I think you should stay here.  On the other hand, if you are looking for luxury onsen ryokans with views of Mt.Fuji, this is not.  I would rather recommend staying at Ubuya or Bessho SASA Hotel.  Shuhokaku Kogetsu would be great for families with children, groups, or couples, but not solo travelers.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Staff can provide amenities, yukatas, futons, and meals for small children at an additional charge if you request in advance.  The ambiance is family-oriented, tranquil, and serene.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room with a private outdoor hot spring.  We spent a lot of time jumping in and out of our private one until check-out time.  We fully enjoyed the private bath with a beer in hand while viewing an amazing Mt.Fuji.  That’s precious time.  We were overwhelmed by the beauty of Mt.Fuji.  It’s like a postcard.  Each room is facing Mt.Fuji, but rooms with private outdoor hot springs would be really special.  The room tends to be functional, spacious, and Japanese minimalist.  Facilities tend to be outdated, but the housekeeping is excellent.  All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, a green tea set, and tea bags, etc.  Free WiFi reception was available around the lobby on 1F only when we stayed in 2017.  The room service was not available.  Complimentary beer and wine were available until 19:00.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Then there are wonderful indoor and outdoor communal hot springs with Mt.Fuji views in-house.   They are open from 5:00-9:00, 15:00-24:00.  There is no private family hot spring in-house.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area so you should book a room with a private outdoor hot spring instead.  Then Shuhokaku Kogetsu is a universal design.  There are rooms for wheelchair users.  Also, wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you might want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.  Then kaiseki food experience for dinner was wonderful.  The portion tends to be average.  Dinner is served in your room or a private room.  After dinner, some rice balls for a night snack were offered.  *If you have dinner in the property, you need to check-in by 19:00.  Then please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day.   Then buffet-style Japanese cuisine for breakfast was also great.   The buffet is quite extensive.  There was always more than enough food each day.  Then, as far as I know, there is no nice restaurant around here.  Local papa-mama shops are closing early.  You may want to book a room including meals.  Then all staff tends to be very warm, helpful, and proactive.  They tend to be not sophisticated, though.  You can experience signature Japanese hospitality during your stay.  The location is near Kawaguchiko Station.  Free shuttle service is available from the station between 14:30 and 19:00.  It takes 15min by car.  You need to book it in advance.  Then the best season to stay here would be in fall or winter if you want to see a stunning Mt.Fuji.  There is a high possibility that you can see the mountain more clearly.  At last, Shuhokaku Kogetsu is very popular all year round.  If you want to chill out here in a tranquil atmosphere, you might want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, mid-autumn festival, weekends in Nov, and the end of the year and New Year holiday.  The property would be so crowded during these periods more than you expect.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Shuhokaku Kogetsu from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  **Check-in and out times 15:00/10:00  You need to inform staff of your expected arrival time in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the property on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Shuhokaku Kogetsu

Style Typical Onsen Ryokan
Guest Rating Superb 9.4
Estimated Price 45,300 JPY for 2 adults per room
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Internet Connection Free WiFi is available around the lobby only
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Shuhokaku Kogetsu’s MAP
Access Free shuttle bus from Kawaguchiko Station
between 14:30 and 19:00 
Address and TEL 〒401-0304 Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
2312, Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi
Tel +81 555 76 8888
Official Homepage Shuhokaku Kogetsu’s HP

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