Saiko Lake, Fujikawaguchiko-machi

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Lake Saiko is the one of the Fuji Five Lakes and located in southern Yamanashi Prefecture near Mount Fuji, Japan.It is the fourth of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of surface area, and second deepest, with a maximum water depth of 71.1m. Its surface elevation of 900m is the same as for Lake Motosu and Lake Shōji, 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 to 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.Saiko has no natural drainage, but an artificial channel now connects it to Lake Kawaguchi. 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, wakasagi and Kunimasu were introduced to the lake in the Meiji period, and sports fishing is also popular.However, Kunimasu, which had been introduced to a number of lakes in Japan in the Taishō period were believed to have died out and become extinct, with the last reported sighting in 1935, until rediscovered in Lake Sai in 2010.
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  • We are to let the berkabus in the evening so cannot appear to the top of Mount Fuji. The view is ok and there is a restaurant nearby.
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  • When you take the lake bus to this area, there is no way to get down to the scene. The feeling of the West Lake is very different from that of the lake, with fewer travellers and no more commercial facilities. There are different senses of Mt. Fuji here. Time for the rest of the people is advice can take a bus to see.
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  • If you take the road 139 you can spend next to all the Lakes. Some smaller other great but definitely the best period coincides with the colors of autumn beginning November.
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  • Come here during a clear day, and you'll be blessed with a wonderful view of Mt Fuji that's super clear. The lake itself is lovely too, with still waters and mysterious ducks. You can rent kayaks here, too.
  • Nice calm lake with views of mount Fuji. You we have lots of local people fishing and can hire canoes to take out on the lake.
  • A splendid view to see through Mt. Fuji.
  • One of five lake for view mount Fuji, It's calm and tranquil place.
  • On a quiet lake mostly fishing and camping. Kunimatsu became topics found here. Sights can see Mt. Fuji and Lake together, you can see traces of lava! Other include the Palm village roots at wild forest park garden bat hole kunimatsu Aquarium! 8/2 made the ryugu Festival, Fireworks go! Healing Festival is held at the village roots! Wild Woods taxidermy animals Museum, winter occurs Juhyo Festival! Rich Lake nature to come and try! (*^^*)
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Where to stay in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

The lakeside resort town of Fujikawaguchiko-machi offers a great variety accommodations, reflective of the diverse reasons people have for visiting the town. Some simple guesthouses and hostels dot the more modest streets of the main urban areas, while more upmarket, resort-style hotels with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) are located close to the lake, or sit in privileged positions just out of town. Campsites and inns in the surrounding rural areas provide particularly good options for those just wanting to get up Mount Fuji.
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