Gotemba (御殿場市 Gotenba-shi, sometimes Gotenba) is a city on the southeastern flank of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
The city, which covers an area of 194.9 square kilometres (75.3 sq mi), had an estimated population in December 2016 of 88,068, giving a population density of 452 persons per km2. The Peace Pagoda built in 1964 by Nipponzan-Myōhōji-Daisanga is a noted symbol of the city.
Relax in the green
A far more peaceful way to pass the time in Gotemba is the Chichibu-no-miya Memorial Park. Once a summer home for the royal family, this park features a 280-year-old house and a number of cherry blossom trees. The house and grounds are open to the public.
Rev it up
Crank it up on the newly opened Futago MTB trails, where off-road E-Bikes can take you deep into the misty mountains.
Shopping, safaris, and fun in the shadow of Mt. Fuji
At the foot of Mt. Fuji lies the city of Gotemba. Home to Japan’s most popular outlet shopping mall, a safari park and unmatched views of Mt. Fuji , this is the perfect place to explore while you’re in the Fuji area.
- The Gotemba Premium Outlets has over 200 Japanese and international brand-name stores
- Fuji Safari Park is one of the largest safari parks in Japan
- Due to its elevation, Gotemba is a favorite escape from the summer heat of Tokyo
Take a short bus ride from Gotemba Station to find yourself in the company of elephants, giraffes, and lions, roaming free in Fuji Safari Park . Drive through the park and enjoy watching these animals in action. There is also an area for feeding and playing with animals.
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Hakuba can be reached relatively easily not only from Tokyo, but also from the Nagoya and Kansai regions. While it is possible to do a day trip from Tokyo, but best enjoyed with a few days.
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