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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Mount Fuji Japan (2024 Updated)

Most importantly of all, Japan & Fuji is very gay friendly, especially for foreigners. There are plenty of Gay Friendly Hotels Mount Fuji.

Homosexuality is legal in Japan. There are no explicit religious prohibitions against homosexuality in the traditional religion of Japan, Shintoism, or in the imported religions of Buddhism (see “Buddhism and sexual orientation”) or Confucianism.

Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity. Its iconic profile is the subject of numerous works of art, notably Edo Period prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.


Top attractions to visit in Fuji?


Mount Fuji is a symbol of Japan. The mountain contributes to Japan’s physical, cultural, and spiritual geography. … In fact, the last time Mount Fuji erupted, in 1707, volcanic ash fell on Tokyo. Mount Fuji is the single most popular tourist site in Japan, for both Japanese and foreign tourists.

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1.  Hotel Mt. Fuji 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Mount Fuji

Hotel Mt. Fuji
Hotel Mt. Fuji

Hotel Mt. Fuji features a hot spring bath with views of Mount Fuji, a sauna and a karaoke room. It offers free Wi-Fi throughout, 3 dining options and a charged indoor pool. The garden overlooks Lake Yamanaka-ko.

Bright rooms feature an interior in neutral colours, some boasting a Japanese-style seating area. All rooms have a TV and a fridge, while yukata robes and a selection of toiletries are provided.

Guests at Mt. Fuji Hotel can unwind in a hot public bath, try the games corner or unwind with a massage. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, a souvenir shop and drinks vending machines. A free pick-up is available from bus stop Mt. Fuji Yamanakako.

Restaurant The Main Dining serves French cuisine, while Japanese dishes are offered at Shunka. The Garden Café offers a la carte meals on weekends and buffet meals on weekdays. Evening drinks can be enjoyed at bar Eau de Joie.

Hotel Mount Fuji is a hotel built to see Mt. Fuji. Fuji is in front of you. From the hot springs you can enjoy a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji. Japanese and Western food can be enjoyed for dinner.

Quite a view of Mt Fuji. The hotel is on a hill overlooking Yamanakako with Mt Fuji on the other side. You can see the lights of the lines of climbers on the mountain at night. The altitude of the hotel is high, above the the clouds over the lake. The hotel is big and very well-kept.

The dinner and breakfast buffet were both great, very enjoyable with nice views of Mt Fuji. The hot springs are really nice. They have two 1) big public bath 2) annex – nice view. I enjoyed both of them equally.

The room with two singles and a tatami part was large and had all mod cons. The onsen was modern clean and nice with a sauna and steam cabin. Breakfast catered to both western and Japanese flavour on its buffet. The view was great over the lake. The only downside was that Mt. Fuji was hidden in packs off clouds and only small parts showed itself during the day.

The rooms were excellent. There’s a balcony where we can see the hotel grounds below and a view of Mt. Fuji; however, part of the complex blocks the view of Mt. Fuji. No worries, cause we went down to the gardens and was able to see a full view of Mt. Fuji. It’s a nice resort, provides a relaxing ambiance. When we woke up in the morning, it was cloudy and Mt. Fuji went into hiding but the fog around the lake down below provided a very nice scene as well.

The hotel has an onsen which has an outdoor bath that overlooks Mt. Fuji.

Breakfast was really nice, the buffet table had a great variety with both Japanese and western choices, although largely Japanese.

The property also has a pet hotel in case you want to bring your pets.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. They were very attentive.

Gay Friendly Hotels Mount Fuji
Gay Friendly Hotels Mount Fuji

How much does a room costs at Hotel Mt. Fuji?

Prices start 190 $/night for Double Room with breakfast included. The Junior Suite
s 610$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Boasting views of Mount Fuji and Lake Yamanakako. This room has a low table with seating cushions. It is fitted with a TV and a fridge, while yukata robes and toiletries are provided.

Where to book online – Hotel Mt. Fuji –  Gay Friendly Hotels Hakone Mount Fuji – you can find the best hotels deals in Fujikawaguchiko during Fuji Rock Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Fujikawaguchiko on and and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.



2. Gora Hanaougi Madoka No Mori 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Mount Fuji

Gora Hanaougi Madoka No Mori
Gora Hanaougi Madoka No Mori

In a prime location in the Gora Onsen district of Hakone, Gora Hanaougi Madoka No Mori is located 1.3 km from Hakone Gora Park, 3.1 km from Hakone Open-Air Museum and 3.6 km from Pola Museum. Featuring a bar, the 5-star ryokan has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

All units in the ryokan are equipped with a kettle. At Gora Hanaougi Madoka No Mori every room is fitted with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV.

An Asian breakfast is available daily at the accommodation.

Gora Hanaougi Madoka No Mori offers 5-star accommodation with a hot spring bath.If you have food dietary such as allergy, please let us know in advance. A dinner and breakfast is served in a semi private dining room. All of rooms are including a private open air bath and Hot spring.

Located in Gora, it took us about two hours to get there from Tokyo, with the majority of the trip on the small and scenic Hakone-Tozan railway. Everything about the service was above and beyond – the hotel sends a shuttle to pick you up from Gora station and we were on our way to the ryokan. Upon arrival, our bags were whisked away to our rooms as we were invited to the beautiful welcome area for our “check-in” which essentially consisted of us being treated to a wonderful variety of tea and sweets. We checked in promptly at 2pm and it felt like we had the entire ryokan to ourselves, with many attendants providing wonderful service.

Hanaougi is relatively English-speaking friendly and if anybody has trouble communicating, they will find a way to translate as quickly as possible. We booked a first floor western style room with a private onsen on our terrace. The room isn’t huge, but I personally found it to be stunning when we walked in. Large floor to ceiling windows frame the terrace and the view of the mountains in the mist is jawdropping and romantic. The amenities are first class, with both high end toiletries and high end toilets! The heated floors, both on the tatami mat section and hardwood floor sections were welcome in the chilly month of December. We used both the public onsen, which again, we seemed to have to ourselves, but we spent most of our time in our private onsen on our deck. Taking in the brisk winter air under the stars while bathing in piping hot waters was probably the most memorable experience of our entire trip.

Finally, the kaiseki meal was A+, featuring 14 courses of delicious seasonal local fare. I found everything to be flavorful and beautifully presented and would greatly encourage people to try everything. Why come to Japan if you’re not going to try the local food, especially when it’s this well-done? The A5 wagyu beef, cooked in front of you, still haunts my dreams.

Yes, it’s pricey, but Gora Hanaougi was by far the best part of our Japan experience.

Gay Friendly Hotels Hakone
Gay Friendly Hotels Hakone

How much does a room costs at Gora Hanaougi Madoka No Mori?

Prices start 190 $/night for Japanese Room with Private Open-air Bath, Japanese Breakfast.


Where to book online – Gora Hanaougi Madoka No Mori –  Gay Friendly Hotels Fujikawaguchiko – you can find the best hotels deals in Fujikawaguchiko during Fuji Rock Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Fujikawaguchiko on and and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.



3. Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso * – Gay Friendly Hotels Mount Fuji Japan

Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso
Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso

Featuring great views of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, Konanso boasts natural hot spring baths and large Japanese-style rooms with traditional tatami (woven-straw) flooring. It is only a 2-minute walk from a ferry stop, where guests can board sightseeing cruises. Free WiFi is offered in all areas.

Konanso offers indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, a private-use bath (charges apply), and a foot bath on the rooftop. Relaxing massage services can be arranged. Other facilities include karaoke rooms, a game centre and a lounge bar. A souvenir shop can be found on the ground floor.

Guest rooms at Konanso are fitted with futon bedding, a seating area and a flat-screen TV. A Fridge and an electric kettle are also provided. Guests can try on Yukata robes or enjoy free green tea in their room. Some rooms feature an open-air hot spring bath.

The property is a 10-minute drive from Kawaguchiko Train Station. A free pick-up service from the station is available upon request. Mount Fuji 5th Station for climbing is a 1-hour bus ride from Kawaguchiko Station. Popular Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park is a 5-minute drive away, while Gotemba Outlet Shopping Mall can be reached within a 40-minute drive.

Relax at Konansou, and soak your feet in a footbath on the roof, with the perfect view of Mt. Fuji. The resort also has 2 public baths; one for men, and one for women. 3 private baths, all with views of Mt. Fuji, are also available for booking. We also offer shiatsu massage, spa treatment, an amusement arcade, 3 karaoke booths, a coffee shop and a bar.

This hotel is located in city center, not far from train station. You can walk to Kawaguchiko lake (just cross the road). Lobby is beautiful, decorated in traditional Japanese style. Our room is traditional Japanese room (futon bed) with private onsen and Mt Fuji view.

Top tip – when you arrive at the train station go to the visitor information center and get them to phone the hotel for you to arrange pickup. Within 10mins they will be outside to get you.

From entering the hotel right through to the second we got dropped back at the train station the service we received was nothing less than 5 star. The room, although the most expensive we’ve ever stayed in, truly offered a once in a lifetime kind of view and experience. This is not like a regular western 5 star hotel so don’t go there with that kind of expectation. To wake up and see Mt.Fuji in all its pride and glory right outside from your own private onsen is the kind of thing you’re paying for. If you don’t fancy that option then the view from the roof which has a foot bath is equally incredible as also has views of the lake as well.

The main onsen also has amazing views, a sauna, indoor and outdoor springs as well as massage chairs that’ll bring a tear to your eye.

If you happen to be up for the No.1 photo stop in the area then Chureito Pagoda is a 15 min train journey away and will get you the photo you see in all the tourist brochures of Japan. Well worth the 400+ step climb so once you’ve finished living the high life and feeling like a winner then go and bring yourself back to reality by checking it out.

Gay Friendly Hotels Mount Fuji Fujikawaguchiko
Gay Friendly Hotels Mount Fuji Fujikawaguchiko


How much does a room costs at Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso?


Prices start 332 $/night for Japanese-Style Standard Room with Lake View

Where to book online – Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso –  Gay Friendly Hotels Mount Fuji Fujikawaguchiko – you can find the best hotels deals in Fujikawaguchiko during Fuji Rock Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Fujikawaguchiko on and and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.