Hidden Gem in Mt Fuji’s Foothills: Fujisan Shokupan Bakery

When we think of Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji, the first things that come to mind are its majestic peak and breathtaking landscapes. But nestled in the foothills of this world-renowned mountain, in Yamanashi Prefecture, lies a hidden gem that offers visitors to the region a taste of Mt. Fuji – the Fujisan Shokupan bakery. So apart from snapping pictures of the iconic mountain, you now have a chance to taste it!

Opened just a few years ago, Fujisan Shokupan has quickly carved out a niche for itself with its distinctively fluffy and sweet Mt. Fuji bread. Each loaf is a tribute to the mountain that lends it its name.


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Walking into Fujisan Shokupan, you’re greeted by a warm, inviting space where natural light gently illuminates the assortment of bread and sandwiches on offer.

The bakery is petite, with just a couple of seats outside, but don’t let its size fool you. The majority of people prefer to take their purchases to go, eager to enjoy them amidst the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area. This bakery has been a hit among both the locals and tourists so try to get there early before everything gets sold out.


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While you’re there, don’t miss the chance to also visit the take-out pudding specialty store next door called Fujisan Pudding, which is made with fresh ingredients from the northern foot of Mt. Fuji and of course, these puddings are pretty instagrammable.

So the next time you find yourself in Fujikawaguchiko, make sure to stop by Fujisan Shokupan. It’s a taste of Mt. Fuji you won’t want to miss!

3462-11 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0301, Japan
Opening hours: 11am to 6pm (Closed on Thursdays)

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