Washing machines in Fujikawaguchiko with drying machines

If you’re looking for a 24 hour coin locker for your luggage or a laundry shop to wash your clothes, head down to the 08 Laundry Shop — the perfect respite in Fujikawaguchiko.

It’s conveniently located near Lake Kawaguchiko, and there’s a pretty solid cafe on the second floor of 08 Laundry Shop, with a high Google review of 4.8 stars.

08 Cafe interior, second floor of 08 Laundry Shop Kawaguchiko
Vibey cafe to chill at while your clothes are rolling in the deep

Fujikawaguchiko is a popular day trip city from Tokyo as it provides a clear view of Mount Fuji. As you can check off all the tourist attractions in a day, and the hotels there are relatively more expensive, many tourists will opt to head to a different city to spend the night to save money.

Hence, you might want to consider storing your luggage at a 24 hour coin locker at Kawaguchiko. For those with a longer itinerary and need to wash their clothes, you can also consider a pit stop at 08 Laundry Shop. 

08 Laundry Shop coin locker prices 

Coin lockers Kawaguchiko
Coin lockers are located on the second floor or 08 Laundry Shop

This is likely the most convenient coin lockers in Fujikawaguchiko — located near a bus stop. This store is also a coin laundry store and a cafe, meaning you can wash your clothes and chill with a cup of coffee while you wait for your wash cycle to end.

The coin lockers are priced at ¥600 for a cabin-sized luggage for 24 hours. The bigger lockers cost ¥800. 

Unfortunately, unlike other coin lockers in Japan, 08 Laundry Shop only offers the larger — hence slightly more expensive — lockers. Even if you only have a small backpack, you will still have to opt for the luggage-sized locker. 

Coin laundry prices

08 Laundry Shop washing machine area
Plenty of space to sort out your laundry. You can even do a laundromat photoshoot here LOL!

You have the flexibility to wash, wash and dry, and even wash your shoes if you’ve been on a muddy trek on your trip.

Prices are as follows:

  • ¥1,200 for wash/dry medium load
  • ¥1,000 for wash/dry small load

Don’t worry about coins as the coin exchange machine is on the first floor too.

08 Cafe — Coffee and small bites while waiting for your laundry 

Iced Vanilla Latte at 08 Laundry Shop's 08 Cafe
Iced Vanilla Latte (¥550)

One of the biggest problems of washing your clothes mid-trip is trying to slot an attraction into your itinerary during the wash cycle.

Typically, we’ll just eat nearby, as the wash cycles are usually an hour. 

However, 08 Cafe — boasting a high rating of 4.8 stars on Google as of June 2024 — is directly on the second floor of the laundry shop. 

This isn’t just your dingy roadside cafe though, although a “laundry shop cafe” might give you the impression. The coffee was extracted with proper techniques and a semi-automatic espresso machine. 

So was the matcha, using an electronic whisk. However, 08 Cafe uses barista-grade matcha, which was not very enjoyable.

08 Cafe menu
08 Cafe menu

Alternatively, given how small the Fujikawaguchiko area is, you can also walk around to visit the cafes and quirky shops around the lake. 

Location: 3921-1 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0301, Japan
Opening hours:
Washing machines and coin lockers: 24 hours
Cafe: 9am-6pm

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