Fuji Five Lakes (Fujigoko)

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The Fuji Five Lake (xm܌, 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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Kubota Museum

Excellent museum about the kimono artist.

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Fuji Q Highland

Amusement park with outstanding roller coasters.

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Sengen Shrine

Important shrine at the foot of Mount Fuji.

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Hot Springs

Some onsen baths have views of Mount Fuji.

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Oshino Hakkai

Touristy area with eight ponds fed by snow melt.

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Music Forest

Small theme park about mechanical music boxes.

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Lake Saiko

Less developed lake west of Kawaguchiko.

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Lake Shojiko

The smallest and only barely developed lake.

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Caves

Caves created by past eruptions of Mount Fuji.

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Enjoy captivating lakeside views of Mt. Fuji at our charming Lake Kawaguchi hotel amid some of Japanfs most beautiful scenery.

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Pension Cosmos

Family run inn in Kawaguchiko. Western-style dinner & breakfast. Free transfer from Kawaguchiko Station. Wi-Fi available. Welcomes you with warm hospitality.

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Highland Resort Hotel and Spa

Official hotel of the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park at the base of Mount Fuji.

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K's House Mount Fuji

Affordable backpackers hostel on the southern side of Lake Kawaguchiko.

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Kozantei Ubuya

Luxury ryokan along the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko.

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Stylish luxury ryokan on the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko.

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