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 864-868 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 Taisho 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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  • It's a quiet lake, but convenient to get to on the bus. Basically you can get a decent view of Mt Fuji from there on a clear day. 
  • Much peace and nature can go by boat and turn around. In bus or simply take a Japanese wine that are good and observe the gift of nature. You can also walk to the populating more close and buy food and souvenirs
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  • Nice little spot, the usual excellent views of Mt Fuji from certain spots on the north shore - but by no means all of the north shore has the view. Heavily wooded all the way round the lake with a roa...  more »