Mt. Fuji Satoyama Vacation is a private glamping facility perfect for people with an eco-conscious lifestyle. Newly opened in March 2021, you can take ecotours of Japanese culture and nature here, allowing you to experience a different side of Japan you haven’t seen till now.
And as Mt. Fuji Satoyama Vacation is backdropped by Mt. Fuji, it's a breathtaking place to start your vacation – or workation! This time, the LIVE JAPAN Editorial Team set off on a 2-day experience at Mt. Fuji Satoyama Vacation to see why it's become such a popular draw. Here’s the full report with all the details!

What kind of place is Mt. Fuji Satoyama Vacation?

The large panoramic view of Mt. Fuji extends in the distance

Mt. Fuji Satoyama Vacation opened in March 2021 next to Shira-Ito Falls in Fujinomiya city, on the western side of Shizuoka Prefecture. The private glamping facility was constructed with the theme of sustainable tourism in mind, featuring a large panorama of Mt. Fuji and idyllic views of the countryside.

Two glamping tents

Cafeteria

With a rental for one group of four to eight people per day, sleeping accommodations and glamping tents are provided. You can make use of facilities such as the cafeteria in the lounge outfitted in warm wood, two shower rooms and toilets that can be used all day, as well as other spaces for relaxing, such as a “Fujimi deck” to gaze upon Mt. Fuji, and a Japanese-style garden.

To take beautiful pictures, it’s more convenient to have a tripod with you!

This glamping facility was opened by the company Ecologic. With the mission of “Protecting the world’s natural environments and local cultures, and respecting people through ecotourism,” the company makes use of its extensive experience in ecotourism research from all over the world to provide ecotours for foreign visitors to Japan in Fujinomiya City.
Hoping to create a high-quality ecotourism experience for both local and foreign visitors at the foot of Mt. Fuji, this glamping facility was opened to fulfill such a purpose.

The Representative Director of Ecologic, Shintani Masanori (left), his daughter Ayaka (center), and Ecotour Guide In-charge Andō Chieko (right)

Complimentary fair-trade coffee. Beside them is a natural spring water source from Mt. Fuji

Many interior furnishings and fittings are handmade by locals.

In pursuit of its goal, the facility uses solar panels for electricity, and provides complimentary fair-trade coffee, amongst other unique provisions to better care for the earth. On top of this, many interior furnishings and fixtures were sourced from locals in the area.

A lot of interesting art is on display as well.

Representative Director of Ecologic, Mr. Shintani, also has on display several pieces of art that he acquired while traveling the world. It’s a space where you can feel the world while still staying in Japan.

An experience facility in one of the villas, which has been renovated. The Japanese-style room with an irori, a traditional Japanese sunken hearth, is wonderful!

Though it had not fully bloomed that day, you can enjoy the cherry blossoms in spring.

The staff who came to welcome us. With a team capable of speaking English, Spanish, French, and other languages, they can accommodate many foreign-language speakers.

How do you get to Mt. Fuji Satoyama Vacation?

This time, the editorial team went there via public transport from Tokyo Station.
You can take a train from Tokyo via the Tokaido Shinkansen, on the Kodama train. If you’re getting a reserved seat…

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