Mount Fuji from Lake Shojiko
Fuji Report - October 24, 2014
The Fuji Five Lake (富士五湖, Fujigoko) region lies at the northern base of
Mount Fuji about 1000 meters above sea level around the lakes Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Yamanakako, Shojiko and Motosuko. It is one of the best places to view Mount Fuji from a close distance and a good base for climbing the mountain.
Fujigoko is known as a lake resort area, where hiking, camping, fishing and snow sports are among the popular outdoor activities that can be enjoyed. There are also plenty of
hot springs and museums found in the area, along with Fuji Q Highland, one of Japan's most popular amusement parks with record breaking roller coasters.
Among the lakes,
Lake Kawaguchiko is the easiest to access and offers the most things to see and do for the average foreign traveler. The four other lakes are less developed than Lake Kawaguchiko and are not as easy to access by public transportation.
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Annual festival with large fields of pink moss.
User rating: 95/100 (8 votes)
Visited by: 14 users
Excellent museum about the kimono artist.
User rating: 89/100 (9 votes)
Visited by: 28 users
Amusement park with outstanding roller coasters.
User rating: 87/100 (56 votes)
Visited by: 131 users
Most easily accessible and interesting lake.
User rating: 79/100 (491 votes)
Visited by: 1026 users
The most famous local noodle dish.
User rating: 79/100 (61 votes)
Visited by: 124 users
Important shrine at the foot of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 76/100 (59 votes)
Visited by: 161 users
Some onsen baths have views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 87/100 (81 votes)
Visited by: 227 users
Pagoda with Mount Fuji in the background.
User rating: 81/100 (25 votes)
Visited by: 42 users
Touristy area with eight ponds fed by snow melt.
User rating: 81/100 (36 votes)
Visited by: 95 users
A small open air museum and craft village.
User rating: 80/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 49 users
Short ropeway to deck with views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 79/100 (70 votes)
Visited by: 130 users
Small theme park about mechanical music boxes.
User rating: 77/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 53 users
The largest and moderately developed lake.
User rating: 76/100 (95 votes)
Visited by: 294 users
Less developed lake west of Kawaguchiko.
User rating: 74/100 (117 votes)
Visited by: 328 users
The smallest and only barely developed lake.
User rating: 73/100 (37 votes)
Visited by: 132 users
Remote lake featured on the 1000 yen bill.
User rating: 72/100 (46 votes)
Visited by: 150 users
Information center with small museum on Fujisan.
User rating: 71/100 (81 votes)
Visited by: 197 users
Caves created by past eruptions of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 67/100 (51 votes)
Visited by: 121 users
Backpackers Hostel K's House Mt.Fuji Top rated hostel near the lake with a welcoming atmosphere. English-speaking staff. Beds from 2,500 yen. Highly recommended.
Highland Resort Hotel & Spa The only official hotel of the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park, famous for Guinness World Record roller coasters. See majestic Mt. Fuji from the hotel.
Pension Cosmos A small inn in a forest near Kawaguchiko. From 6300yen. Enjoy trails to the Mt.Fuji view, grilled steak and Fujisan beer.
Hotel Mt. Fuji Built to provide a view of Mt. Fuji, this luxury resort hotel is 1,100 meters above sea level. The mountain truly towers in front of you.
Fuji View Hotel Enjoy captivating lakeside views of Mt. Fuji at our charming Lake Kawaguchi hotel amid some of Japan’s most beautiful scenery.
Kawaguchi-ko Station Inn Just in front of Kawaguchiko Station. An inexpensive inn with beautiful views of majestic Mt. Fuji.
Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan This fantastic hotel offers three different styles of accommodation, catering to a variety of tastes and budgets. Prices from 4,500 yen.
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