Getting To Chureito Pagoda From Tokyo
Last Updated: July 28, 2019

Getting To Chureito Pagoda From Tokyo – The Best View of Mount Fuji

If you are primed to get the best view possible of Mount Fuji then Chureito Pagoda is the place to do it. 

With a stunning view of Mount Fuji with an iconic Pagoda On the left hand side of the shot, and often with either cherry blossoms or fall colors in the trees…what more could you want?

You might have a few questions about this photographic mecca though – such as how to get there, how much it costs, and where to take this amazing photo?

Chureito Pagoda front view

How To Get To Chureito Pagoda From Tokyo

The easiest way to get to Chureito Pagoda from Tokyo is by train.

By Train

  1. Take the Limited Express on the Chuo Line from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo (Approx. 1 hr – Using the Japan Rail Pass)
  2. Change trains at Otsuki Station to the local line to the Fujikyuko Line to Shimoyoshida Station (Approx. 50 min)
  3. Walk from Shimoyoshida Station to Chureito Pagoda (25 min)

By Bus

If you do not have a Japan Rail Pass and want to save a little money, you can take the bus to Kawaguchiko, close to Chureito Pagoda, and switch to the train from there.

  1. Take the Bus from Shinjuku Bus Terminal or Shibuya to Kawaguchiko (Approx 1hour 45min – Times and Prices)
  2. Catch the Fujikyuko Line from Kawaguchiko to Shimoyoshida Station (Approx 35 min)
  3. Walk from Shimoyoshida Station to Chureito Pagoda (25 min)

By Car

Most of you will not have the option to go by car, but just in case you have one, it is approximately 1.5 hours from downtown Tokyo. Just keep in mind that getting out of Tokyo could take a bit of time, so it will usually take longer.


Image Sources

Pagoda & Mount Fuji

Chureito Pagoda

People at the Chureito Pagoda

About the Author Roger Timbrook

Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!

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