This past weekend my family drove to Mt. Fuji to meet some friends. They suggested we meet at Sylvans, an award-winning brewery/restaurant. It is VERY easy to find and literally has won world-wide beer competitions. There is a kiddy land area and doggy park area adjacent to the restaurant, so bring the whole family! Find a write up for the restaurant on the Yamanashi Travel Guilde. Closed Thursdays unless it is a holiday. Open for lunch 11:30-2:30, Dinner 5:30 – 9:30, however during Saturdays and Sundays in the summer they are open 11:30am-9:30pm straight through. Major credit cards accepted. Phone: 0555-83-2236. GPS 35.458393, 138.760089.
DIRECTIONS: Sylvans is located about 5 minutes from the Fuji/Kawaguchiko exchange (Fuji Q Amusement park). Take the Chuo towards Fuji. Take the exit towards the left (towards Kawaguchiko) at the Otsuki interchange. Take the Fujiyoshida exit (I think) where Fuji Q is on your left. Pay the toll (¥1900 if you got on at Hachioji) and turn RIGHT (away from Fuji Q). At the first light (almost immediate), take the ramp on the left to turn left onto the Fuji Suburu Toll Rd. You will drive for about 5 minutes and the restaurant will be on your right! Added directional note: The restaurant is located along the road that heads toward Mt. Fuji 5th Station, just after the music that plays as you drive over the grooves in the road.– Kelly Bull, July 2013.
Comments by Sarah Straus, August 2013: We went to Sylvans and yum. What a great find. It was a Sunday in August and we found Moose Hills Burger had an hour wait for lunch. While Sylvans was busy, there was still room. The food was great and so was the beer. I would recommend sitting in the atrium located in the back. Also, there was some kind of amusement park type thing located adjacent to the restaurant. We didn’t go, but picked up a brochure and it seems to include great things for younger kids… petting zoo, slides, paddle boats, miniature train ride. If anyone goes, please consider writing a trip report for Yokota Travel. Thank you!