The Beni Fuji no Yu Onsen offers some of the best vantage points in the area. The large public bathhouse has both indoor baths and two rooftop ones, but no matter which pool you’re in, the views of Mt Fuji are stunning. The ones on the roof boast views of a zen garden and trees, as well as the majestic cone-shaped peak of Fuji in the distance. The outdoor baths are arguably best in the winter, when the hot, therapeutic water complements the cold air and snow-capped peak.
The onsen offers guests a multitude of services in addition to the baths. A restaurant serves local cuisine, while visitors can also purchase massages and beauty treatments. There is enough to do within the onsen that many people choose to spend an entire day here, making the unassuming onsen a true highlight of a trip to the Mt Fuji area.
The onsen is open all year round, and all baths are separated by gender. It is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. on weekends and holidays in December through March. Admission costs 700 yen (about $7 USD), and the closest metro station is Fujisan Station on the Fujikyuko Line. Many tour buses offer stops at this onsen.