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Fumotoppara Campground: Tent In The Healing Presence Of Mt Fuji Just Like In Yuru Camp

Fumotoppara Campground from Yuru Camp

Anime pilgrimage meets outdoor adventures at Fumotoppara Campground, a popular site featured in Yuru Camp. Here, you can enjoy the great outdoors with a stunning view of the beloved national icon, Mount Fuji. 

Campsite that appeared in Yuru Camp

Fumotoppara Campground in Yuru Camp.
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In episode 2 of the healing slice-of-life anime series, Yuru Camp, Rin goes camping at Fumotoppara Campground, and is later joined by Nadeshiko.

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Fumotoppara Campground in Yuru Camp.
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In the episode, camping fanatic Rin marvels at how spacious the campsite is, then proceeds to spend some time exploring the facilities and surroundings. 

Staying faithful to the details of the location in real life, the anime does a fantastic job of capturing the beauty of the campsite on screen, which makes it all the more immersive for fans visiting the place. 

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But even if you’re not one to embark on an anime pilgrimage, Fumotoppara Campground is still a much-needed respite from urban life where you can just sit back, do nothing, and bask in the presence of Mount Fuji. 

Laid-back camping with Mount Fuji in the background

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Located on the Asagiri Plateau in Fujinomiya City, Fumotoppara Campground is a vast campsite set at an altitude of 830m. The location boasts a magnificent view of the country’s beloved mountain. 

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Divided into 16 sections, denoted alphabetically from A to L, the sprawling grassland can accommodate up to 1,500 tents, making it one of Japan’s largest campsites. Campers are free to set up their tents anywhere they deem fit, as long as they keep a respectful distance of at least 10m from other guests. 

Meadow Central Toilet, one of the shared toilets available at the campsite.
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Area G to L are the closest to the foot of Mount Fuji. However, that also means that it’s further away from facilities such as the communal toilets, kitchens, and Mount Kenashi, another mountain in the area that borders Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures.  

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For easy access to facilities and a grand view of both mountains, set up your tent at areas B, E, M, or N, which are prime locations midway between the 2.

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On the camping site, there are no signposts, but here’s a handy map you can refer to during your stay.    

Variety of accommodation options

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Part of what makes the camping experience so riveting is being able to pitch a tent from scratch. Experienced campers with a full set of gear are free to set up their base anywhere, as long as they pay a camping fee. Adults pay ¥1,000 (~USD7.50) per person and elementary school students pay ¥500 (~USD3.75) for overnight stays.

Campers planning to bring along a vehicle will have to fork out additional fees for parking space¥2,000 (~USD15.00) for cars, ¥1,000 (~USD7.50) for a bicycle or motorcycle, and ¥4,000 (~USD30.00) for large vehicles like camping cars. 

A c
ommunal toilet that’s located in front of Mount Kenashi.
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Check-ins are available daily between 8.30am to 5pm, and visitors will have to check out by 2pm the following day.

For a cheaper alternative, consider doing a daytrip and spending an afternoon at Fumotoppara Campground instead, as the relevant fees are half the amount of the abovementioned. Just be sure to leave the campsite before 5pm, otherwise you’ll be charged the overnight fee which is ¥500 (~USD3.75) onwards. 

Mount Kenashi villa.
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Apart from tents, there are plenty of accommodation options available in the area. Though more expensive, Cottage Kashiwa (¥25,000, ~USD187.56), Suizan Villa (¥20,000, ~USD150.05), and Mount Kenashi Villa (¥20,000, ~USD150.05) offer a bit more privacy and comfort. They also come equipped with beds and private facilities.

Prices stated are for groups with no more than 5 people. Each additional guest will incur an extra ¥3,500 (~USD26.25).

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Unlike the procedures for tenting sites, the check-in and check-out times are 3pm to 5pm and 11am respectively. Reservations can be made here.

Getting to Fumotoppara Campground

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The campsite is accessible via a ride on the Fujikyu Bus from either Kawaguchiko or Fujinomiya Station. Boarding the bus at the former will take you around an hour and costs ¥1,490 (~USD11.18), while the latter is cheaper (¥970, ~USD7.28) and takes only 30 minutes. 

Bus schedules can be found here.

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Alight at Asagiri Green Park (朝霧グリーンパーク) bus stop. From there, it’s a 30-minute walk to the campground. If there are any necessities you need for the stay, be sure to drop by the FamilyMart that’s just a short walk from the bus stop. 

Address: 156 Fumoto, Fujinomiya, 418-0109 Shizuoka
Contact: 0544-52-2112 | Fumotoppara Campground Website

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Cover image adapted from (clockwise from left): @ayumi_camp, C-Station and @fumotoppara_official