Fuji is situated 60 miles (97 kilometers) west of Yokohama and 70 miles (113 kilometers) southwest of the national capital, Tokyo.
Staying in this popular part of the country should be an adventure, so be sure to rent a vehicle and explore a few of the other interesting towns and cities around Fuji. Shuzenji, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northwest, and Ashigarashimo, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west of Fuji are worth visiting if you're keen to explore this region further.
While you are on vacation in Fuji, visit Shimoda. Approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) away, this regional transport and shopping hub is home to Shimoda Aquarium, Cape Tsumeki and Mount Nesugatayama Observatory. Shirahama Jinja Shrine, Tsumekizaki and Sotoura Beach are also good places to spend time.
Each place holds a specific history and Shizuoka has its own stories to tell. The historic bridges in these parts provide a great snapshot to the past. The most rewarding places for travelers to visit when they first arrive in a new place are the ones that offer a snapshot of the culture. Don't skip Shizuoka 's art galleries, nature museums and craft workshops.
Paragliding is the perfect activity for visitors hoping to get in touch with their more adventurous side. The Shizuoka area offers travelers a number of laid-back pastimes, such as bird watching and shore fishing.
At the end of your holiday in this unique place, say farewell the way Japanese's do, with a hearty "Sayōnara."