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Lake Shoji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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.Use our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary maker to visit Lake Shoji on your trip to Fujikawaguchiko-machi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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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 »
개인적 일정중 5개 호수중 2번째로 들른 곳입니다. 후지산 5개 자연호수중 제일 작습니다. 다이아몬드후지가 있는 인공호수 타누키호수랑 비슷한 크기입니다. 어쨋든 후지산 전체가 잘 보입니다.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.show original
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