Lake Shoji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Lake Shōji is the one of the Fuji Five Lakes and located in southern Yamanashi Prefecture near Mount Fuji, Japan.It is the smallest of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of surface area, and third deepest, with a maximum water depth of 15.2m. Its surface elevation of 900m is the same as for Lake Motosu and Lake Sai, confirming that these three lakes were originally a single lake, which was divided by an enormous lava flow from Mount Fuji during an eruption from 864-868 AD. The remnants of the lava flow are now under the Aokigahara Jukai Forest, and there is evidence to indicate that these three lakes remain connected by underground waterways.The lake is within the borders of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.As with the other Fuji Five Lakes, the area is a popular resort, with many lakeside hotels, windsurfing facilities, camp sites, and excursion boats. Japanese crucian carp and wakasagi were introduced to the lake in the Meiji period, and sports fishing is also popular. The water of the lake lacks transparency and has a tendency towards a greenish hue due to algae.
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  • Lovely little lake with beautiful mountain and nature views. You can se Mt. Fuji from here on a clear day. Apart from the some canoeing and camping there isn't much to do. The activities here are limi...  read more »
  • There are lots of water activities at this lake and plenty of lodging choices ranging from camp grounds to hotels. The view of Mt Fuji is simply too gorgeous for words. I won't mind spending the whole...  read more »
  • The second of the five lakes of the personal calendar and read. Mt. Fuji is the best of the five natural lakes is small. Diamond Fuji Grand Lake, a artificial lake Tanuki is a similar size. Anyway, the whole of Mount Fuji.
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