Sunnide Resort: Hotel & Cottages on Scenic Lake Kawaguchi
Sunnide Resort is a popular lodging offering hotel rooms and cottages right on the banks of scenic Lake Kawaguchi with Mt. Fuji towering on the horizon. Accommodations, facilities, and services vary between the hotel and the cottages, so keep reading below for more info about what you can expect when staying at Sunnide Resort!
Sunnide Resort: Hotel
One of our staffers made a trip to Lake Kawaguchi and stayed in a Japanese/Western-style room at Sunnide Resort. To read his report on the experience, please click here!
Sunnide Resort offers a variety of rooms in its main building and annex. Its Japanese-style rooms are particularly popular, and the Japanese/Western-style rooms delight guests with a private open-air bath located on the room’s terrace with a view of Mt. Fuji.
Sunnide Resort offers pick-up service from Kawaguchiko Station for all guests staying in the hotel and cottages:
Pick-up service from Kawaguchiko Station is available between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily. After arriving at the station, please call to be picked up: 0555-76-6004. It will take about 15 minutes for the driver to come get you. Please note that check-in is from 3 p.m., so if you arrive early, you will need to wait in the lobby to check in. If you arrive at the station out side of the times listed above, please arrange your own transportation to the resort by bus or taxi.
Drop-off service is available once per day, departing the resort at 10:10 a.m for Kawaguchiko Station. Guests are welcome to alight en route. If you decide to leave the resort at a different time, please arrange your own transportation by bus or taxi.
Sunnide Resort boasts excellent open-air hot spring baths that offer splendid views of Mt. Fuji across the lake. Use of these communal spas is included in the room rate for hotel guests, and the baths are open 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., giving you a chance to enjoy them in the evening after checking in as well as the next morning before checking out.
Those desiring a more private hot spring bathing experience are encouraged to reserve one of the luxurious Japanese/Western-style rooms equipped with their own open-air baths.
Please bring the bath towel from your room to use at the hot spring baths. Towels are available at the front desk, but they require a rental fee of JPY 300.
Meals consist of delicious, Japanese-style courses painstakingly prepared using seasonal, local ingredients.
Please note that to include dinner and breakfast at the hotel, a reservation must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the same day as check-in. Please note that other than the hotel’s restaurant, the closest restaurant is about a 20-minute walk away and closes at 8:30 p.m. There are no convenience stores within walking distance. If you decide to make a reservation not including meals, please eat before coming to the resort or buy food and bring it with you to prepare yourself.
Alternatively, some guests call a taxi to eat out after arriving at the resort.
Sunnide Resort: Cottages
Sunnide Resort also offers spacious, private cottages located amongst the woods of the resort’s grounds that are perfect for larger groups and for those looking for the freedom afforded by such accommodations. It is important to note, however, that included services differ between the hotel and the cottages, and some additional fees may be required of guests renting a cottage. These fees are not included in the rates offered online and must be paid directly to the resort. Continue below for details.
Some amenities included for the hotel require additional fees for those guests renting a cottage:
Heating/Air Conditioning: April – October: JPY 1,050; November – March: JPY 2,100
Rental Bath Towels: JPY 300 per towel (*Must be returned.)
Pick-up service is the same as that offered to hotel guests.
Cottage guests are of course welcome to use the resort’s open-air baths. However, while the fees for using these communal spas is included for guests staying in the resort’s hotel, cottage guests are asked to pay a minimal additional fee. The fee is JPY 800 for adults and JPY 400 for children 7 – 12 years old (children 6 and under require no fee). Please note that these fees cannot be included online fees and must be paid separately at the resort. The baths are open for two time slots: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
As noted above, bath towels are not included, so please rent a towel from the front desk if necessary (JPY 300 per towel).
Sunnide Resort’s cottages are equipped with kitchens, and guests are welcomed to shop for local ingredients and prepare meals themselves. As access from the resort is limited, guests are strongly encouraged to bring ingredients for cooking with them when they first come to the resort.
Please note that to include dinner and breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant, notice must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of check-in. If you have booked a cottage and wish to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, contact JAPANiCAN.com Customer Support after booking to make your request.
Please note that other than the hotel’s restaurant, the closest restaurant is about a 20-minute walk away and closes at 8:30 p.m. There are no convenience stores within walking distance. If you decide to make a reservation not including meals, please eat before coming to the resort or buy food and bring it with you to prepare yourself.