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[Kawaguchiko] La Vista Fuji Kawaguchiko
A friend of my visited this place in winter. I looked at the picture of the bathtub and I thought it was cute. The view from the room is also quite nice so I decided to take a day trip from Tokyo by car. We didn’t spend much time at Kawaguchi lake itself, only driving around the lake in the next morning.
The room is spacious. We only managed to get a twin room and not a double room. The beds are moveable so we moved them to be next to each other.
The bathtub is great. It has got a big window with a relatively nice view of mount Fuji. Some part of the building was blocking the scene so we couldn’t see it fully. The side window of the bathroom can be open to let a cold air in. Very nice when taking a long bath. Some room will have the bathtub outside at the balcony.
The view from the balcony, is fantastic especially in the morning.
The dinner was nice and filling. It was a full course meal of fusion dishes between Japanese and Western style. The breakfast was a standard buffet service with good quality and variety.
The hotel is located on the hill. We went there by car so it wasn’t much of a trouble. They have got a 220 Volts charger with the normal type socket for EV. Bring your cable if you have one.
The hotel has free bus service for the guests to use. We didn’t get a chance to use it but I have seen someone making a request for the bus to take them to a specific spot. They also have a pick up service to and from Kawaguchiko station.
Given the hotel is located on the hill , we can see Fuji san without any obstacle, except the clouds.
The view itself is obviously spectacular, if you like Fuji san. The hotel itself is themed as a Spanish villa. The color is heavily on light brown orange earth tone. It has got this Showa bubble era in it, which some people might like.
The price is in the middle to the high range given the location with the view. We choose the package with dinner and breakfast, both were good. The hotel also has Onsen both private a public, price already included in the package. We can use the private one as much as we like as long as no one else is using it.
Final Thoughts - Recommend, will repeat
Ken’s score: Gold 🥇 8/10
What I like 👍
Nice view from the bathroom and the terrace
Good onsen, with sauna and private onsen rooms.
What I do not like 👎
Breakfast was crowded, with a little confusing route.
Some part of the building blocking the view slightly.
No other attractions nearby
What is it good for
That special occasion
Nice short drive trip from Tokyo
A nice view of Fuji san from the room, best in winter when there is no cloud.
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