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2211-1 Mizuguchi Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0304 Yamanashi Prefecture
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#24 of 91 hotels in Fujikawaguchiko-machi
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Facing Mt. Fuji, this place of noble beauty remains still and serene. Repose in the forest of Kawaguchiko. Trees grown here have returned, their timber crafted for beauty and shelter. The lake laps at the shore, keeping time like a heartbeat. The forest breathes. Stars twinkle and the moon glows calmly. Leave scheduled time to regain nature’s time. Welcome to the forest of Kawaguchiko. All rooms are suites with a view of Mount Fuji and allow guests to admire the mountain scenery which transforms from one season to the next. Guest rooms feature open-air natural hot spring baths lined with volcanic stone from Mount Fuji and eco-friendly bioethanol fireplaces. Bask in the light of the dancing flames as the fragrance of the trees drifts in on the breeze at this forest getaway. We use local ingredients to prepare meals that vary from season to season. Please enjoy Japanese cuisine that can only be enjoyed here alongside Mt. Fuji’s volcanic stone and the aroma of the firewood.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
24-hour security
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Butler service
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Private balcony
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Seating area
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Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
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KI-NRT wrote a review Feb 2021
San Jose, California1291 contributions259 helpful votes
The Fufu brand is fresh, new and innovative, and the property at Kawaguchi-ko is the first of several that have since opened (and which are planned.) It's thoroughly modern (well, of course it is... it's new), stylish and youthful. The contemporary furnishings and decor are bright and green (tons of vegetation everywhere, including indoors), and gives it an airy, earthy feel. The food is also on the cutting edge of innovation and is presented beautifully. The vast majority of Fufu's staff are comparatively young, which helps emit a casual and energetic vibe to the property. We stayed all 3 nights in a Luxury Premium Suite, the top category room which is 136m² in size. It offers separate bedroom/living room, as well as an open-air Onsen (natural hot spring) bath. A highlight is the large balcony that has panoramic views of Mt. Fuji. We loved the room, although it didn't actually feel like 136 square meters - more like 90-100m²; perhaps they were counting the balcony? Also, the utlization of available space was not entirely optimal. While we generally don't view bedrooms are something that requires too much space (since it's mainly for sleeping), even then, it felt a bit claustrophobic. Furthermore, the view of Mt. Fuji was partially obscured by some tall trees as well as the rooftops of some buildings below, so it wasn't a completely unobstructed view. This has partly to do with the fact that Fufu is not at the edge of the lake. We felt the meals were innovative while still being very Japanese, and Fufu was mainly successful in balancing creativity with good flavors. For instance, one dish was Udon noodles made partially from charcoal, so the Udon itself was black in color. They also served several dishes featuring a fish called "Fujinosuke," which is an offspring of Salmon and Trout - it wasn't the most delicious thing we've ever had (it can't possibly be; the best freshwater fish will always lose to better ocean fish), but it's another example of Fufu offering new and different items that are unique and memorable. The issues on the dining side are two-fold. First, they only offer two time slots for dinner, meaning that they really pack the restaurant with a large number of guests... consequently, it can get pretty noisy and crowded, with busy servers scurrying around and making the aisles a place where people are dodging other people coming from the other direction. While not exactly dim sum-esque, it does detract from the otherwise serene sensation that the rest of the experience offers. It just doesn't feel like a boutique hotel that has less than 40 rooms. Secondly, they could stand to train their wait staff a bit more thoroughly - or, at least, explain each dish in great detail so they can tell the "story" of each thing that they serve. If you're going to provide an "omakase"-style course with innovative dishes, you ought to be able to explain all of the ingredients, garnishes and sauces. Isn't that part of the fun of fine dining? Service was attentive and well coordinated; however, it was not as personal as what you'll find in finer, family-owned ryokans. While intimacy is not necessarily a prerequisite for a luxurious stay, the service ethos is unbefitting of a property with the small number of rooms that Fufu has. Again - it's not 'bad' service per se, but it's not the kind that is particularly memorable. Overall, Fufu does a great job of taking most things that are great about the Japanese luxury hotel and ryokan experience, and adding a touch of modernity, style and youthfulness to the mix. And does so in a casual way, and without any hint of snobbery, which we've encountered at some of the most renowned luxury properties that we've stayed at.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from ふふ 河口湖, オーナー at FUFU KAWAGUCHIKO
Responded 18 Apr 2021
Thank you for selecting us out of the many possible places here.We would like to thank you for your swift reply and are deeply obliged to you for your kind compliments.Your favorable comments has warmed our hearts and we will strive for excellence in our service.We eagerly anticipate your next visit and look forward to serving you again.On behalf of the staff, I would like to express my gratitude for your patronage and your compliments.
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pamplemousssy wrote a review Aug 2020
Taipei, Taiwan22 contributions25 helpful votes
We have encountered major bugs invasion in our room. 2 hours after checking in ( biggest room type with outdoor patio) I suddenly realized our room were filled with hundreds of bugs, from ceiling to beds, baby cribs and to the floor. And because of that our baby (13 months) had a severe skin allergy reaction (redness, countless bumps and fever). We called the reception for help and the staff blamed us for opening the door to enter the patio connecting to the room (??? Whats the point of having a patio if you cannot use the patio space, plus there wasn’t any prior warning or reminder for not using the outdoor patio upon checking in). Hotel staff then told us there wasn’t another room given a full house day. In the end, we all escaped to another room booked by our other family members given the condition. Baby was settled with a fever and rested, the hotel staff then called us and notified us that the bugs have been cleared out but we werw reluctant to move in case further allergy reaction caused by the bugs and chemical insect repellent used. We were also concerned that bug bodies or debris can cause reactions. Upon check out, the baby was still with redness and fever, there was no medical support nor compensation given. Rather, we were asked to pay for our two hours stay in that problematic room (2000+usd) which was refused by us in the end. We paid for the room we ended up staying for the night and left. The management was not helpful nor apologetic. This incident has also caused us cancellation of our following travel plans and related medical cost. We are aware that the hotel has its duty of care to prevent infestations and subsequent injuries caused by dangerous conditions. I was shocked to see such bad service and hospitality from a country I’ve grown to trust… To conclude, if you happen to be going to this hotel, lower your expectation, do not bring babies or kids as it is not a kids friendly hotel. Make sure not to open the door to the patio even if you were allured by the deceiving suites pictures from the website (and bring insect repellents) Zoom in the photo to see the little bugs
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Wanderluluu wrote a review May 2020
365 contributions26 helpful votes
I am not sure where to start with this review as it was easily the most incredible hotel stay I have ever had. The resort itself is gorgeous. They have done an incredible job of weaving the surrounding forest into every aspect of the resort from the handmade wooden furniture and greenery at every turn, to the divine food made from local ingredients. Our suite was absolutely perfect - our favorite features, of course, being the private open-air onsen made from volcanic stone and the open-air balcony where we often sipped wine next to the fire and admired the stunning uninterrupted view of Mt. Fuji before us. The dining experience was unlike anything we've seen before - with each plate crafted with care and artistic attention and the food to die for. Simply stunning in every way and if you like unique, boutique-style luxury then this place is absolutely for you! Would recommend it to the highest degree.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Grace S wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia170 contributions185 helpful votes
5 star luxury plus a private onsen in your room. Staff members are enthusiastic and super helpful. This ryokan is thoroughly modern and keeps in mind the requirements of a more modern and international clientele. They do not take your shoes as you check in, do not require payment of room rates upfront, etc. It is run more like a modern hotel. The bar is a cozy corner where we enjoyed drinks before dinner. I only wish that they had more choices of cocktails. Food here is fantastic. Innovative and very tasty. Good sleep quality - beds are comfortable and pillows adequate. All in all, a great stay. The Fufu ryokan chain will be opening new properties in the Nara and Nikko areas. Looking forward to seeing those.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Choose a higher category room, it is worth the splurge.
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Gammle wrote a review Jan 2020
Bangkok, Thailand54 contributions49 helpful votes
This is the first time we experience so called Modern-Ryokan. We get to love it easily. The location is not be the lake which turn to be very good and very private. The hotel has Electric Bike to borrow. We biked along the Lake. Dinner was equal to michelin star restaurant. We enjoy dinner a lot as well as breakfast. In room private onsen also very nice. We should stay longer.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$840 - US$1,277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuKoshinetsuYamanashi PrefectureMinamitsuru-gunFujikawaguchiko-machi
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Frequently Asked Questions about FUFU KAWAGUCHIKO
Which popular attractions are close to FUFU KAWAGUCHIKO?
Nearby attractions include Itchiku Kubota Art Museum (0.1 km), Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum (1.1 km), and Momiji Tunnel (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at FUFU KAWAGUCHIKO?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at FUFU KAWAGUCHIKO?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at FUFU KAWAGUCHIKO?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at FUFU KAWAGUCHIKO?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to FUFU KAWAGUCHIKO?
Conveniently located restaurants include Momijitei, Konohana Museum Olson-san-no-ichigo, and Kindaruma Kawaguchi Kohan.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at FUFU KAWAGUCHIKO?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to FUFU KAWAGUCHIKO?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Oshi Residence (Former Togawa Residence) (6.3 km), Sangen Jaya Historic Site (6.8 km), and Old Houses Fujiwaratei (6.4 km).
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.