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Japan’s first glamping resort, Hoshinoya Fuji is a luxurious hidden gem found overlooking Lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji.
Built into the side of the hill which forms part of a national park, the cabins at Hoshinoya Fuji are simple, cosy and comfortable, with spectacular views across the lake. In true glamping style the cabins all feature modern en suite bathrooms and proper king size or twin beds, however there are few other furnishings and a totally neutral colour scheme, which ensures the eye is always drawn to the beautiful views outside. In order to make the best of these lake views all cabins also have a private balcony so that guests can remain outdoors as much as possible. There are several categories of cabin, including those which can sleep up to three - ideal for families - and two cabins which feature their own wood burning stove.
The dining experience at the camp focuses on providing guests with refined camping style food, cooked by professional chefs. Meals are hearty and simple, just as they would be if cooked on a campfire, but are served from the comfort of the dining hall, which overlooks the red pine forest. Guests can even opt to join the chefs at the grill station as the juicy cuts of meat are prepared. Alternatively, guests who prefer a more private dining experience can try their hand at Dutch oven cooking with their own private chef on the Cloud Terrace, or enjoy dinner in the privacy of their cabin.
Activities at Hoshinoya Fuji are organised and tailored to guests specific requirements by the onsite 'Glamping Masters'. Whatever the weather, season or group dynamic the Glamping Masters can recommend an activity to suit; these range from canoeing on the still waters of Lake Kawaguchi, to horse riding through the forest, hiking in a 'sea of trees' (the local name for the national park) and even taking part in a coffee brewing masterclasses. Plus, with Mount Fuji just across the lake a must-do scenic day trip is easily arranged.
Why we love it
The cosy, relaxed atmosphere here means that despite staying in a luxury cabin you still feel as though you're really at one with nature.