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.
Hotels around Fuji Five Lakes
Kawaguchi-ko Station Inn
Just in front of Kawaguchiko Station. An inexpensive inn with beautiful views of majestic Mt. Fuji.
Fuji View Hotel
Enjoy captivating lakeside views of Mt. Fuji at our charming Lake Kawaguchi hotel amid some of Japan’s most beautiful scenery.
Fuji Royal Hotel and Onsenji
We offer from shared dormitories for the budget traveler to luxurious Japanese-style suites for a more relaxing experience.
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Tours and Experiences
Mount Fuji and Hakone Tours
Various tours and travel packages for Mount Fuji and surroundings.