Lake Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi

4.5
#1 of 704 in Nature in Chubu
Must see · Water Body · Scenic Walking Area
One of the five lakes near the base of Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi offers a number of activities and attractions in addition to some of the finest views of Japan's iconic mountain. Visitors can stop by several museums around the lake's perimeter, including one dedicated to medieval music. Boat excursions, windsurfing, and other water sports are available on the lake itself, and nearby hot springs draw others to the water's edge. Stay at one of the several hotels around the lake, or take advantage of one of the available sightseeing buses. Plan your Lake Kawaguchi visit and explore what else you can see and do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi using our Fujikawaguchiko-machi route builder app.
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  • Went by myself. Forget the tours and save some cash. Took the highway bus from Shinjuku station (can also us Tokyo station) 2000Yen one way and can prebook online. Simply open the Highway buses Japan....  more »
  • Went to check out this place since I missed booking a tour of Mount Fuji. I hopped on a train from Tokyo and did a self guided tour. Lake’s pretty with great view of Mt. Fuji.  more »
  • Great walking area, hiking , bike ride and places to eat. No need to stay at expensive hotels there rooms from 5000 yen up is all you need as the beauty of the surrounding will keep you...  more »
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  • Amazing place with beautiful scenery, we got a ticket at the station for the bus there are 3 different routes, we got the red one. The best stop for sure was the cable car you can go up and enjoy the view. There is also a boat at the same stop. Beyond there are many stops were you can enjoy the beautiful view!
  • Must see scenic location. We decided to manually bike around to check it out. It was about 3 hours including many stops. If doing electric bike you can do it in 2 hours. Many outlook points and small little shops. If biking be careful of passing cars.
  • It is one of my favorite places in Japan. The day I visited, the weather was so nice and I could enjoy the lake with clear sky, mountain Fuji. I did day trip from Tokyo, even if I should wake up early in the morning, but it was worth it! The lodges near this lake were quite pricey so I made a day trip.
  • Beautiful place, quiet, with best view of mount fugi. The incline is a great place to start and lots of shops at the bottom to get some keepsakes to take home. Be mindful of train times if you don’t plan to stay the night in a nice hot spring !
  • Go early in morning to see top of mount fuji with beautiful lakeside. The breeze is amazing. Bring your own food to stay in budget.

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