Perched on the slopes of a hill overlooking Lake Kawaguchi is Hoshinoya Fuji. Hidden from the world by a red forest and mountain mists, cabins are equipped with adjustable air-conditioning, and an outdoor balcony for quiet meals, book-reading or napping. One of the charms of glamping is the food – and we don’t mean ones poured out of cans and cooked over a warm fire. Here, a chef prepares the freshest cuts of meat and produce at a grill station in the dining hall (with accompanying gorgeous forest views to boot). The resort also offers a range of activities, including barista lessons, walks through Aokigahara Forest, early morning canoeing on Lake Kawaguchi and horseback hiking at the foot of Mount Fuji.
Getting here: From Tokyo: Take a limousine bus from Haneda International Airport or the Narita Express from Narita International Airport to Shinjuku Station. Then, take the JR Kaiji train service to Ōtsuki Station, before hopping on the Fujikyu line to Kawaguchiko Station. From here, Hoshinoya Fuji is accessible via a 20-minute cab ride.
From Kyoto/Nagoya: Take the Shinkansen Kodama train service from Kyoto or Nagoya to Mishima Station. Hop into a 110-minute private taxi ride to Hoshinoya Fuji.