Hotel Konanso Yamanashi ホテル湖南荘
Hotel Konanso Yamanashi is situated in the new popular Mount Fuji onsen area, Fujikawaguchiko. It's less touristy than Hakone and this is where locals go for the Mount Fuji onsen getaway.
There's direct highway buses from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Kawaguchiko Station and commuting time is about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Adult fare is ￥1,750 and child is ￥880 for one way. There's a bus every 15 and 45 minute of each hour between 7am - 12pm, after 12pm, there's only one bus per hour. It's recommended to make a reservation as it gets pretty busy sometimes. You can certainly make a reservation online or in person a day before your departure.
Hotel Konanso Yamanashi is the second highest rating onsen hotel in Kawaguchiko so it's a little more expensive. There's different room options, some are basic rooms and some have open air bath with either lake or Mount Fuji view.
*FYI* If you have tattoos, you can't use the public onsens, so if you want to enjoy it, you'll have to book the room with private open air bath.
There's also different meal plan options. Either no meals, breakfast only or half board, meaning breakfast and dinner included. Meals are usually seasonal Japanese kaiseki multicourse meals. Dinner can be served in private dining room or in the guest room and breakfast can be enjoyed in the dining room.
Traditional Kaiseki breakfast
Kawaguchiko is less touristy and doesn't have an outlet mall but it's a great getaway from the busy city. I highly recommend to come here at least halfway through your trip so you can to kick back, relax and re-energize before the last part of your trip!
Address \\ 4020−2 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi Minamitsuru-gun
Phone Number \\ 0555-72-2166
Average Price \\ ￥19,440 - ￥30,240 / person a night.
Payment Method \\ Credit Card Accepted
Website \\ Hotel Konanso Yamanashi & Shinjuku Express Bus Terminal (English Website)