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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  • Summer is no cooler, mornings and evenings are cool in the summer. Around the Lake is just 5 km to students and runners are running well. Very crowded campgrounds and Lake would not feel too loudly. Touching on a beautiful Lake with good air, feeling very refreshed. It is a really great place.
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  • Weather, Mount Fuji from Lake was very beautiful. There were many families enjoying best canoeing, BBQ, and planted with flowers. Bike event was held in
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  • Out of all of the Fuji five lakes Saiko is the least developed but also have the most obstructed view of Mount Fuji. Still a good place to visit if you are touring the area  more »

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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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