Murahamasou Ryokan is a traditional japanese style inn. We are located on Lake Shoji in Kawaguchiko. Rooms are japanese style, tatami floor, and guests sleep on futons. All rooms include television, yukata (japanese robe), slippers, and green tea.
We have shared bath and toilets. We provide shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothbrush. It is possible to reserve one of the baths for private family or group bath time.
Included in the room charge is one dinner and one breakfast. We serve japanese cuisine, using local and seasonal foods. If you have dietary concerns or preferences, please let us know when you make your reservation. After dinner, the big tatami room can be used for watching movies on the big TV. We have a DVD player and a selection of American and Japanese movies. You can also relax in the lounge and have drinks with friends. We have shouchu, sake, chu hi, beer, cola, tea, etc available 24 hours.
The Ryokan's neighboring business is a family style restaurant, and within a 10-15 minute walk you can reach a convenience store. There is a bus stop within 1 minute of walking.
There is a small shrine close behind Murahamasou, and the famous Panorama hiking trail is just a few minutes walk. We also have boat rental available for fishing, or viewing Fuji-san from the lake, and hiking maps for all the many trails around our lake and nearby lakes. There is also horseback riding and onsens nearby.
Or you can take the bus into town for an exciting day at Fuji-Q Highland amusement park, with one of the world's tallest roller coasters. Also, a retrobus pass from Kawaguchiko Station can get you on the local sightseeing bus, where you can hop off at any attraction you wish to see. This includes, shrines, parks, ropeway, lake cruise, caves, museums, etc. There are also buses for climbing Mount Fuji from 5th Station in July and August. Need help with schedules, hiking gear, etc? Please ask!
5th station is about 40 minutes by car, or you can catch the bus at Kawaguchiko station.
Check in is 4:00 pm, and check out is 10:00 am, but if you need early check in or late check out, please let us know, we will try to accommodate you. We have free parking available if you visit by car. Taxi from the station takes about 25 minutes.
*We can only accept cash payment.*
Murahamasou is a family run ryokan operating for more than 30 years. Please come enjoy the japanese countryside with us!
You can take a bus from Shinjuku or Tokyo station in Tokyo, and arrive Kawaguchiko station in around 2 hours.
By train, you can take JR line at Shinjuku station (Chuo line) to Otsuki station. Next, take Fuji-Kyuko line to Kawaguchiko station.
Please catch a local bus if you can from Kawaguchiko Station to Shouji Lake bus stop. (13:38 and 16:08) The Shouji Lake bus stop is right next to the ryokan.
If you are sightseeing on retrobus, you can catch the local bus at the lava cave (Fugaku Fuketsu) at 14:04 and 16:34.
There are buses almost every hour to Akaike bus stop at Shouji Lake entrance, it is about a 20 min walk to the ryokan from there. The last bus from Kawaguchiko Station to Akaike is 5:45 pm.
The local bus schedule changes a little in different seasons, so you might want to check with the ladies at Kawaguchiko Station Info booth, they have all the schedules, and our phone number, they can call us if you have any questions.
Here is the local and retrobus schedule:
If you cannot arrive before catching the last bus, or need any information when you arrive, please call 080-6529-7489.
Sometimes we can pick up if we are available, otherwise you may have to take a taxi.
If you are driving, you can reach Murahamasou in 30 minutes from Kawaguchiko interchange, Chuo Highway. Take route 139, towards Shoji lake. Next make a right on Route 358. When the road splits, go left to continue around the lake. Murahamasou is approx 500 meters ahead on your right. We are the inn with the blue roof, We have parking on the right side or left side of the road.
You can also take taxi from Kawaguchiko station, but please be aware it will cost around 6000 yen.
Sometimes we can pick up your luggage if you arrive early, so you can sightsee from Kawaguchiko Station. Please make arrangements with us ahead of time, by email or phone.
Murahamasou is a country inn, located about 25 minutes driving from Kawaguchiko station.
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