- For other places with the same name, see Fuji (disambiguation).
Fuji (富士) is a city in Shizuoka prefecture.
Despite its location on the southern side of Mount Fuji and having the name of 'Fuji City' this is generally not considered a tourist city, instead being a purpose developed industrial city. The towns of Hakone and Fuji Yoshida are more usual destinations for Fuji-San related tourism.
In Fuji city, Japanese-style confectionery is one of the special products. It is called "Fujisancho". It is image of Mt.Fuji. The top of this Japanese-style confectionery is made from the coffee bean. It is sold at "Tagonotsuki".
The other is "sakurabo". It is sold at cheap sweet shop and festivals. It is very delicious!! It is only sold in Shizuoka.
- Namaskar, (near Fuji station). Leaving the north side of Fuji station, take a left at Mr. Donut and then an immediate right. Across from "Last Restort" is a small hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant. If you want an authentic and delicious taste of Indian food, this is the place! Menus are partially in English and the cook speaks some English if you get in trouble. The curry and nahn here is amazing! The samosas and tandori chicken are also especially good. This place is really small, so parties of over 6 people might be difficult. You can also buy some jewelry or incense if you need it! edit
- The Land of OZ bar is a great place to drink and interact with other foreigners from around the world. The only place catering to foreigners in the city, they have a variety of international beers, Australian wines, and good bar food like chicken wings and nachos. It's the only place in town to have Guiness on tap, but note that Guiness sold in Japan is brewed in Japan and can be taste watered down to some. Bring your iPod and play your own music while throwing a round of darts.
Located just south of Fuji station. You can check out there Facebook page for upcoming events https://www.facebook.com/groups/47240550107/
Yoshiwara is a nightlife district located a bit east of Fuji Station. Accessible by the private Gakunan railway and its Yoshiwara Honsho station. When you exit the station turn left on the road and you will be met with a covered shopping street, Yoshiwara Honcho Dori. Here you will find a few bars and izakayas.
- Raiden is a very relaxed bar and likely the most English friendly in the area. Owned and kept by the extremely friendly surfing addict Kohei, he has spent some time in the US and Australia and speaks decent English and also makes some killer cocktails. Once on Yoshiwara Honcho Dori, make your first right then your first left, Raiden will be on your left with a Budweiser neon sign. Note that Budweiser is not sold at Raiden.
- Rudy is a reggae/rocksteady bar just up the road from Raiden, never particularly busy.
- Cafe Sofarii is on the left side of Yoshiwara Honcho Dori coming from the station. A very nice place with lots of really comfy chairs and a relaxed vibe. Sometimes there is a decent crowd there and they can be more sociable than the typical Fuji Crowd, but it can also just as likely be a little empty. There is usually a ¥500 seating charge.