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.

Top attractions in Fuji Five Lakes

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Museum

Kubota Museum

Excellent museum about the kimono artist.
4.4 / 5
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Amusement Park

Fuji Q Highland

Amusement park with outstanding roller coasters.
4.2 / 5
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Food and Drink

Hoto Noodles

The most famous local noodle dish.
3.6 / 5
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Shrine

Sengen Shrine

Important shrine at the foot of Mount Fuji.
3.6 / 5
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Shrine

Chureito Pagoda

Pagoda with Mount Fuji in the background.
4.3 / 5
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Onsen

Hot Springs

Some onsen baths have views of Mount Fuji.
4.1 / 5
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Historic Site

Iyashi no Sato

A small open air museum and craft village.
3.8 / 5
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10
Nature

Oshino Hakkai

Touristy area with eight ponds fed by snow melt.
3.8 / 5
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Scenic Ride

Mt. Tenjo Ropeway

Short ropeway to deck with views of Mount Fuji.
3.7 / 5
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Amusement Park

Music Forest

Small theme park about mechanical music boxes.
3.6 / 5
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Nature

Lake Yamanakako

The largest and moderately developed lake.
3.5 / 5
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14
Nature

Lake Saiko

Less developed lake west of Kawaguchiko.
3.5 / 5
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Nature

Lake Motosuko

Remote lake featured on the 1000 yen bill.
3.4 / 5
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Nature

Lake Shojiko

The smallest and only barely developed lake.
3.4 / 5
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Nature

Caves

Caves created by past eruptions of Mount Fuji.
3.2 / 5
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Access and Orientation

Hotels around Fuji Five Lakes

Recommended Hotels
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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Kawaguchiko Station Inn
Conveniently located, inexpensive hotel across the street from Kawaguchiko Station.
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Kozantei Ubuya
Luxury ryokan along the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko.
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Kukuna
Stylish luxury ryokan on the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko.
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Agoda Japanican

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