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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Chubu - Mount Fuji - Yamanashi
Fuji Five Lakes (Fujigoko) 
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Mount Fuji from Lake Shojiko

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.

Attractions
 1  Shibazakura Festival
Annual festival with large fields of pink moss.
User rating: 96/100 (9 votes)
Visited by: 16 users
 2  Kubota Museum
Excellent museum about the kimono artist.
User rating: 90/100 (10 votes)
Visited by: 28 users
 3  Fuji Q Highland
Amusement park with outstanding roller coasters.
User rating: 88/100 (62 votes)
Visited by: 140 users
 4  Lake Kawaguchiko
Most easily accessible and interesting lake.
User rating: 79/100 (500 votes)
Visited by: 1039 users
 5  Hoto Noodles
The most famous local noodle dish.
User rating: 78/100 (63 votes)
Visited by: 127 users
 6  Sengen Shrine
Important shrine at the foot of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 76/100 (59 votes)
Visited by: 162 users
 7  Hot Springs
Some onsen baths have views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 87/100 (83 votes)
Visited by: 233 users
 8  Chureito Pagoda
Pagoda with Mount Fuji in the background.
User rating: 81/100 (25 votes)
Visited by: 42 users
 9  Oshino Hakkai
Touristy area with eight ponds fed by snow melt.
User rating: 81/100 (36 votes)
Visited by: 95 users
 10  Mt. Tenjo Ropeway
Short ropeway to deck with views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 80/100 (72 votes)
Visited by: 133 users
 10  Iyashi no Sato
A small open air museum and craft village.
User rating: 80/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 49 users
 12  Music Forest
Small theme park about mechanical music boxes.
User rating: 78/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 54 users
 13  Lake Yamanakako
The largest and moderately developed lake.
User rating: 75/100 (97 votes)
Visited by: 297 users
 14  Lake Saiko
Less developed lake west of Kawaguchiko.
User rating: 74/100 (117 votes)
Visited by: 329 users
 15  Lake Shojiko
The smallest and only barely developed lake.
User rating: 73/100 (37 votes)
Visited by: 134 users
 16  Lake Motosuko
Remote lake featured on the 1000 yen bill.
User rating: 73/100 (47 votes)
Visited by: 154 users
 17  Fuji Visitor Center
Information center with small museum on Fujisan.
User rating: 71/100 (82 votes)
Visited by: 198 users
 18  Caves
Caves created by past eruptions of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 68/100 (54 votes)
Visited by: 125 users
Special Interest Guides
  Fujigoko Museum Guide
  A list of museums in Fujigoko.
  Fujigoko Cherry Blossom Spots
  A list of popular cherry blossom spots in Fujigoko.

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Access and Orientation
Access and Orientation
How to get to and around the Fuji Five Lakes.

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User Rating (by 786 users):
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English Links
Fujiyoshida City
Official English website.

Japanese Links
Fujiyoshida City
Official website.
Fujikawaguchiko Town
Official website.

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