Lake Shoji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi

(3.9/5 based on 70 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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  • Not sure if it was because it was autumn but when we were here there was no activities whatsoever. Most of the shops were closed, there was barely anyone around the area, lot of thick fog surrounding ...  more »
  • 此处景观为2山夹一湖,湖面方向正好就是富士山。天气好时,湖中富士山,绝美。河滩是露营地,不好日本人开车来露营。附近有卫生水槽和卫生间,来玩的推荐带上吃喝,慢下来,坐下来野餐看看湖景山景。  more »
  • I think it's hard to get around the Lake motosu is too large to fit the selected Shoji Lake. Mount Fuji looks really well, not very good photograph. Personally, the prospect seems to be better than Lake Kawaguchi. However, this is almost the same place, a restaurant in the vicinity of transportation discomfort if you visit by bus to the bus on time shall be to pay attention to.
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