I’d definitely recommend that travelers spend time visiting the area surrounding Mount Fuji! Seeing Mount Fuji in person is quite surreal, however, this area has much more offer beyond typical views of the mountain. There’s so much beauty beyond the mountain itself as you can go hiking in the forests as well as see caves where silkworms were stored in the past. Some of these caves still have ice inside of them! Along Lake Kawaguchi, you’ll find a number of traditional Japanese onsens where you can experience traditional Japanese baths with a view of Mount Fuji!
Contributor: Karen Turner from wanderlustingk.com