Discussions on Gotemba normally relate to the Big Outlet shopping mall situated in this city. 
But there is a lot more out there to explore.

On the south eastern flank of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka, its location makes this city one of the best places in Japan to see Mt. Fuji (although we didn't have such luck because of the weather).

There are several spots around the city from where you can contemplate Japan's most famous mountain. One of those places is the eccentric hotel, LaLaGotemba. From outside it seems like you are entering a space ship, but once inside, this feeling changes. It has a great atmosphere, kind staff and a great Offuro (with direct views to Fuji san). And one of the best surprises was the breakfast!!

If you feel in need of some nature, there are some beautiful parks around, like the Otainai Seikoen.
No matter what activity you select, you will be able to choose from a good variety of nice local restaurants to replenish the spent energies!

Location: Gotemba, Shizuoka Perfecture

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