Savour spectacular views of Mount Fuji through whispering red pines and immerse your soul in al fresco Japanese traditions, from the comfort of a unique glamping retreat in the magical midst of nature.
  • Sleeps: Varies
  • Bedrooms: Varies
  • Bathrooms: Varies
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

The most accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes region (five lakes that surround the majestic UNESCO World Heritage site), Lake Kawaguchiko is a mere two hours’ drive from Tokyo’s city centre.

Yet when you’re cocooned in the natural comforts of Glamping Villa Hanz, set by the lake and surrounded by vibrant forest pines, it’ll be hard to believe that city life exists at all. Here you can truly switch off and unwind, or explore the natural beauty that’s all around you, at your own pace.

The unique and versatile accommodation you’ll find here also showcases jaw-dropping views of Mount Fuji as you sip fresh coffee, savour aromatic Japanese cuisine cooked on your own open fire, and breathe in pure mountain air.

Set in the heart of the red pine forest, Pao is a collection of luxury glamping domes that encircle a communal al fresco bar – ideal for meeting brand-new friends. Sleeping up to four guests, each dome boasts an outdoor dining space and a private shower room, with traditional Japanese furnishings to help you relax.

If you love living and sleeping in nature, but prefer just a few more holiday amenities, the Villa accommodation features comfortable bedding for that blissful feeling of dozing under the stars. There’s also a spacious hot tub-equipped bathroom, and a scenic terrace to help you while away lazy afternoons.

You’ll find each villa boasts its own unique charm and character, too. Nagaya is both named for and reminiscent of a traditional Japanese row-house, while Hanare comes complete with a luxurious outdoor living space that’s perfect for playful inner children!

The Guest House, meanwhile, is a beautifully restored Japanese House built over 450 years ago, and which once belonged to the Ogasawara samurai clan. Breathing history and culture, the house contains five elegant twin bedrooms, with a sunken hot tub and a traditional Japanese hearth (irori) for everyone to gather around.

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At a glance

  • A unique and beautiful villa-style camping resort, secluded amongst forest pines by Lake Kawaguchiko with magnificent views of Mount Fuji.
  • Glamping domes sleep 2-4 guests, with a communal al fresco bar and private shower facilities.
  • Villas sleep 2-4 guests, with hot tubs and private terraces.
  • The Guest House features 5 twin rooms, which can be booked individually or as a private group of up to 10 guests.
  • Ingredients are provided (please bring baby food as required) for you to cook al fresco at your accommodation.
  • There is a hot spring and barrel sauna on site, and a variety of organised tours can be booked – please see the property website for more information.
  • Fujikawaguchiko Town is a short walk away, and the site is a two-hour drive from Tokyo city centre.


  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Large Groups
  • Off-Grid


All accommodation: coffee set, hot water pot, fridge, speaker, glass and tableware, heat-resistant gloves, bath and face towels, hand soap, hair dryer.

Pao: outdoor wood stove, firepit, ventilator/dehumidifier, oil heater, gas fan heater (winter only), fan (summer only) lantern, hanger rack, USB charging dock. Shower building with toothbrush, toiletries, slippers, oil heater.

Villa: in and outdoor wood stove, firepit, ventilator/air conditioner, sleeping bags, cot, blankets, bathrobes and slippers, jacuzzi bathroom, terrace.

Guest house: 5 twin bedrooms, wood stove, lantern, irori hearth, sunken jacuzzi, bathrobes, toiletries, heated towel rail, wine cellar, toaster oven, stove, air conditioner, TV, enclosed log-timber terrace.

On site: outdoor bar, barrel sauna, hot spring, guided activities available to book (please see property website for details).

Local Activities

Stargazing, wildlife-watching, shopping, historic sites, guided tours, mountain hikes, cycling.

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There’s also an enclosed log-timber terrace to relax on, perhaps accompanied by a good book and a glass of homemade umeshu… delicious plum wine.

What to do once you’ve settled in? The site’s newly-opened natural Onsen – hot volcanic spring – and barrel sauna, crafted from Japanese cypress and set in the midst of the forest, are ideal ways to revive a weary soul. Learn how to chop wood and start your own cooking fire, to get truly up close and personal with the Great Outdoors.

You can also embark on a number of organised tours, from stargazing evenings and canoeing on the lake, to fun watersports and invigorating mountain hikes. Oh, and Fujikawaguchiko Town is just a short walk away, just in case you’d like to do a little shopping on the shores of that beautiful lake.

Whatever you choose to do, you can look forward to a mouth-watering flame-grilled dinner at the end of the day, just as the stars begin to appear in that incredible evening sky.

Things to note

Pets are not permitted to stay. Friendly staff are available 24/7 for queries and assistance.


Where you'll be staying

Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi

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