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    Is this the ultimate way to experience Mount Fuji?
    This exclusive glamping site is one of the best places to view Japan’s sacred peak
    Glamping site at Mount Fuji
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    Swans on Lake Yamanaka

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    Fields of flowers around Mount Fuji

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    The place

    Mount Fuji has fascinated visitors for centuries. Its graceful form, rising from flat countryside, draws travellers from all over the world to admire it, scale it and now, thanks to Cathay Holidays, sleep under it.

    Near the banks of Yamanakako, one of Mount Fuji’s five famous lakes, Glamping Village Totonoi offers a camping experience that combines the freedom of the outdoors with the comfort of a resort. Guests sleep in dome tents and wake up to incredible views of one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks. At around 90 minutes from Tokyo, the site is within easy reach of the city; but thanks to its fresh air and natural beauty, it feels like another world. 

    The pods at Glamping Village TOTONOI

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    Facilities at Glamping Village TOTONOI

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    The rooms

    Choose from one of six domes, each set on a private patch of garden. The Standard four-bed dome is just right for a couple or family, while the Connect dome can accommodate you and all your friends. 

    Inside each pod, minimalist furniture and light, neutral colours create a sense of space and calm. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer pleasant views of Mount Fuji by day, while curtains guarantee peace and privacy at night. 

    Each dome comes with a separate toilet and shower room, and is fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay at any time of the year.

    Fire pit at Glamping Village TOTONOI

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    Cycling around the lakes at Mount Fuji

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    The facilities

    It wouldn’t be a real camping experience without a barbecue. In addition to all the amenities inside, each dome has its own separate covered barbecue area, so you can enjoy a good grill whatever the weather.

    The site also has two private, state-of-the-art saunas that you can book to relieve your muscles after a day’s hiking or biking around Yamanakako. If you plan to drive to the camping grounds or rent a car to explore the area, you can make use of the free parking available on site.

    Lake Yamanako, Mount Fuji

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    Salmon carpaccio

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    BBQ

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    The food

    Yamanashi Prefecture boasts a rich bounty of local produce, and you’ll get to sample a wide array of it with a barbecue dinner. 

    On your first night at the glamping village, tuck into quality Koshu beef steak, rainbow trout carpaccio, and a salad made with freshly picked seasonal vegetables, to name just a few dishes. A tasty and nutritious children’s menu ensures there’s something for everyone in the family. 

    Breakfast the next morning is a hearty meal consisting of soup, a toasted sandwich and salad, served with a freshly blended smoothie. It’s the perfect energy boost to prepare you for a day of exploring the walks around Lake Yamanakako and Mount Fuji.

    Glamping with Cathay Holidays

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    The package

    Book Cathay Holidays’ “Flight + glamping experience” package and you’ll receive a host of other benefits, including a 90-minute private sauna session. You’ll also get to try a special barbecue menu featuring horse meat sashimi, Koshu beef steak and pork, rainbow trout raised in Fuji’s spring water, and fresh seasonal fruits. After dinner, open a complimentary bottle of local red wine and enjoy a special fireworks and bonfire experience. Camping at Mount Fuji doesn’t get much better than this. 

    The “Flight + glamping experience” package is available to book from 26 July to 23 August 2023, for travel between 13 and 27 October 2023.

    All listed products, experiences, prices and Asia Miles redemption rates are accurate at time of publication and may be subject to change. 

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