Expedia Verified Review
5 / 5 Excellent
I had a really wonderful experience at Kawaguchiko Hotel. It’s definitely an older hotel with older rooms and facilities, but that didn’t bother me at all. All the staff were so kind and helpful.
If you buy the included breakfast, be prepared for huge portions of food that keeps coming! I usually don’t eat large breakfasts so felt really bad I wasn’t able to finish everything (which is disrespectful in Japan), but the two ladies making the food accommodated my requests and gave me smaller portions my last morning. If you have special requests, make sure to ask them!
The public bath was also really nice—the men’s side has a view of the lake and of Mt. Fuji, which you can see most clearly early in the morning. It’s open for use from 3pm to around 9am the next morning. Yukata robes, towels, and slippers/sandals are provided, in addition to all the normal bath supplies.
There is also a shuttle to/from Kawaguchiko station—the sign says it’s from 7-10am, but one staff member still kindly drove me to the station around noon when my bus was departing.
Lastly, the location was perfect—right next to the lake. I was in a western style room (twin beds) on the back side, but I believe the Japanese style rooms (sleep using futon) all face the lake. You can easily walk to the local shops and hiking trails from the hotel, or there is a bus stop a few minutes walk from the hotel as well that takes you around the lake’s perimeter.
I’m already looking forward to my next stay!
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Posted 3 months ago