• Nicolas Wauters

Best close up Mount-fuji view :

Talking about Japan and photography you will directly think about Mount-Fuji.

Is definitely one of the best subject to capture during your trip and one of the most symbolic icons of Japan.

A view of the Mount-fuji summit
Mount-Fuji Summit

There are so many places and spots to photograph the mount-Fuji from Tokyo or even from around the mount.

Here some of my favorites close-up locations to shot it.


01. Chureito Pagoda :


It’s a very classic one but it's for sure one of the best places.


The five-story structure belongs to the Arakura Sengen Shrine and was built in 1963.

Depending on the seasons, you can expect great views year-round and with different colors as the pink Sakuras during spring or red maples in autumns.


Is very easy to access from central Tokyo and will take around 2h of trains.


Be careful that due to the small areas for shooting and amount of people tripod and drones are not allowed.

The Chureito pagoda
Chureito Pagoda

02. Kawaguchiko lake :


Lake Kawaguchiko has many jaw-dropping panoramas to offer.

It’s especially popular in spring and autumn has its the most popular seasons in Japan for their colors.


But you can enjoy the reflections and nature to create a very nice capture of this iconic mountain.


Also, drones are completely allowed around the lake, but always keep in mind the fishers or cars around.

Sunrise on Kawaguchiko lake
Kawaguchiko

03. Motosu lake :


This lake is, by the way, one of my favorites but it can be difficult to access without a car.

And just for info, Motosu is the lake that appears on Japan's 1,000 yen note.


Same as lake Kawaguchiko, drones are allowed all around the lake.

Aerial view of Mount-Fuji
Upper view of Mount-Fuji

04. Hakone Ashi lake :


A view of the mount-fuji from Hakone