Report: Lake Kawaguchiko / Mt. Fuji

Well, I can’t recommend enough Shuhoukaku Kogetsu for your stay. Full frontal view of Mt. Fuji with Lake Kawaguchiko in the foreground.

Food here is out of control good. You would easily drop $200 pp on this in the states on dinner and breakfast (tuna sashimi, tempura frying station, etc.). Rooms are about 250-300+ pp a night during peak.

Dinner in photos:

Really good fish paste or squid paste dumplings mixed with edamame.

Local river trout sashimi

Sashimi: sayori, chu toro, shima aji, shark.

Top notch chu toro

Shabu of a local “WineTon aka Wine Pork”. Supposedly pigs that are fed wine. The porcine answer to Kobe beef I guess. Really tasty but also just like the silky pork I get at Mitsuwa.

Some salt grilled spring bamboo.

Fried lamb chops with foie. Foie was a mess but the lamb chop was really well done. Really nice crispy exterior.

Sweet shrimp dumplings to bookend the meal.

Clam rice and soup dish to finish

Super sweet melon

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Hey Porthos, what’s the USD-to-JPY exchange rate there right about now?

Breakfast. Top notch. Sashimi of squid, tuna, albacore. Cooked items included baby clam miso, local handmade noodles, pork and potato stew.

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112-113 JPY/USD. Not great but could be worse.

View from the hotel

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View from the room

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Hinoki tub. That’s gotta be rough…

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