A short presentation of Fujisan View Express. It started operating this year in April, as a memorial of Fuji Kyuukou, the railroad track company 90th anniversary. It was known as the train which brings you closest to Mt Fuji. And for train lovers, this caravan is designed by Eiji Mitooka, who was besides the interior designer for Seven Stars in Kyushu .
To Ōtsuki Station
Getting onto the Fujisan View Express prepare or other Fujikyu Railway trains, we have to transfer at Ōtsuki Station ( 大月駅 ).
* * I will lone cover from Shinjuku post to Ōtsuki Station * *
Other JR East Pass
JR TOKYO WIDE AREA PASS
Around 67 Mins
Board the string at Platform No.10
Getting a reserved seat will be a good option :
After an hour plus at Ōtsuki post :
Follow the blue bless to Fujikyu Railway, less than 5 minutes walk :
From Ōtsuki Station to Kawaguchiko Station
To transfer train, those who are holding to Japan Rail Pass, Japan East authorize you will have to get in the course to purchase the ticket or at the ticketing machine at the left side.
Japan Rail Pass- 1,540Yen ( 1,140Yen basic fare+ 400Yen express ticket )
Japan East pass – 1,540Yen ( 1,140Yen basic fare+ 400Yen press out ticket )
JR TOKYO WIDE AREA PASS- Free
* * For the reserved seat you could purchase on the day before boarding ( alone applicable if seats are available ), or else you would have to reserve on-line .
Around 45 Minutes
figure from hera :
I got my reserved buttocks through the on-line mental reservation, you would need to queue at the sales counter to pay the fee or payment could be done on the train.
* * As the gearing will be departing and the queue is besides retentive, the train attendant at the sales counter told me to go ahead to board the train beginning, however, this is only applicable if you are holding onto JR TOKYO WIDE AREA PASS * *
The Fujisan View Express
For reserved seat node, proceed to the 1st cabin :
The caravan attendant will check your reservation letter or tag and usher you to your seat :
only reserve seat guest can enter the cabin .
Non-reserved seat, at cabin 2 and 3 :
( Taken from : Fujisan view Express )
How does 1st cabin look like?
here is my seat :
Sitting all alone at the turn board, with wide opinion of the front :
here is how the first cabin looks like :
What is there to eat/drink?
For a reserve seat with only a 45 minutes ride, which cost 900 yen is consider expensive. however, you are able to get outright free drinks .
Drinks shown below without price is free-flow :
I got myself their Fujisan Train bento ( only available on this discipline ), which cost 500Yen .
The Bento dowry was just decent, the vegetable was so delectable and newly. wholly worth the money .
When reaching close to the final stop, I got myself a glass of orange juice :
What to see?
The cabin attendant will introduce the surround to us if we got past some of the celebrated places or things we got to see~
The Fuji Tozan train :
Along the way to Kawaguchiko, cloudy day :
The cabin accompaniment told us that, if it was a clear day we could see Mount Fuji from hera :
While waiting for track trade at Fujisan Station, Thomas train :
Taking a photograph of the gearing driver seat :
evening though we didn ’ t have a gamble to see the Mount Fuji we got a little memento, memorable stamp :
After 45minutes, at Kawaguchiko :
For a budget traveler, I felt that taking the bus is the easiest and cheapest way there. Provided that you are lone planning to visit one place out of the city during your integral trip. however, taking the press out bus would be merely commodious if you are staying near Shinjuku, otherwise taking a string or a bus there would be about the same time duration .
For train lovers and JR Rail Pass holders, taking the trail to Kawaguchiko is a better choice, tied though you have to transfer 1 barricade but everything is worth it. Seeing the beautiful scenery, seating on the comfortable seat and admiring the unique design of the prepare make your 45 minutes journey all worthwhile.