Take the Kachi Kachi ropeway (just a short walk from Kawaguchiko station) to the summit of Mount Tenjo, from there you can enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko. In winter the air is very clear and the views are at their best. Afterwards, take the Retrobus along a picturesque road around the lakes Kawaguchiko and Saiko until you get to Iyashi no sato, a village of traditional thatched roof farm houses, where you can watch the makings of traditional handicrafts. It's a great day out!
I've been living in Japan for 30 years and I've travelled a lot up and down the country, from Hokkaido to Iriomote Island. I'm a French teacher and I love hiking.