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Ah, Mount Fuji — that magical view dreamt about by thousands across the world as they imagine an adventure in the Land of the Rising Sun. But aside from this, Japan is also known for its mineral-rich hot springs, also known as onsens, that provide the perfect setup of relaxation for your vacation. So for the ultimate culture trip, why not combine both to maximise your travel experience? Read on to find out more about the best onsens that offer sweeping views of Japan’s most iconic landmark. 


Kaneyamaen



The first on our list is a beautiful ryokan reflecting traditional Japan, equipped with modern resort facilities and stunning views throughout the property. Kaneyamaen boasts indoor and outdoor natural hot springs with water from deep within Mount Fuji, as well as open-air baths in guestrooms with breathtaking views of the mountain and surrounding landscape that changes with the seasons.

Fugako Gunjo



This ryokan in Shizuoka comes with open-air onsens and commands a view of Mount Fuji from across the sea. The rooms are incredibly private and exclusive — only eight of them! — all tastefully decorated with different interiors and located in separate buildings. If you’re looking for a honeymoon location to enjoy quality time with your partner or simply yearning for solitude away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is definitely the onsen for you.

Kukuna



Located in the Yamanashi prefecture, Kukuna has a fantastic view of not only Mount Fuji, but also Lake Kawaguchiko, the second largest of the Fuji Five Lakes. The terrace suites have open-air baths with a view — a must have if your goal is to enjoy Japanese hospitality and relax in the majesty of the mountain.

Takuminoyado Yoshimatsu



For an onsen experience a little closer to the big city, choose one in Hakone — which is just two hours from Tokyo — for a taste of tranquillity. The hotel gets dressed colours as the foliage changes and its location also offers a stellar view of Lake Ashi. Consisting of only seven rooms, each one offers open-air onsens with amazing views to be enjoyed in total privacy and serenity.



Kozantei Ubuya



The last onsen on our list is also the oldest, standing strong at over 70 years of excellent customer service. Offering gorgeous traditional accommodations, this ryokan is here to impress with their delicious food and ambience, with a view to die for at their luxurious open-air bath.

(Cover photo from: @lisasfoodpics)


More amazing hot springs all over Asia here.


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