Lake Kawaguchi in Yamanashi is the place you can see “Upside-down Mt. Fuji”

Sep 05 2019

One of places you can enjoy amazing Mt. Fuji


Lake Kawaguchi is 2 hours away from Tokyo. It is the second biggest lake of Fuji Five Lakes and many
shops and hotels are gathered along with the coastline. In addition, this lake is the most popular lake of five lakes because you can see the beautiful landscape of Mt. Fuji in a sunshiny day. Furthermore, there is the reflection of Mt. Fuji in the lake and this “Upside-down Mt. Fuji” is specially called “Sakasa Fuji” in Japanese.

The ship tour shows more beautiful sights of Lake Kawaguchi


You can enjoy the ship tour in Lake Kawaguchi. This classical ship “Ensoleille”, which means sunny in
French, is operated everyday throughout a year, departing every 30 minutes. The tour is about 20 minutes and you can enjoy the marvelous view of Mt. Fuji and mountain and lake sceneries.

Don’t miss the small island!


During cruising of Lake Kawaguchi, you will see the one small island. This is the only island in Fuji Five
Lakes and called “Unoshima Island”. Unfortunately today, the only way to land this island is rowing a small boat by yourself, but still you can enjoy the view of the tiny greenish island on the ship. According to the research, the residential remains between14,000 BC and 300 AD was found. In addition, there is a shrine and the festival is held every April 25th. Recommended season to visit Lake Kawaguchi is in April when cherry blossoms are full bloom. Also May is the season of fresh verdure and the weather is calm and warm too.

How to visit?

From Tokyo, there is a bus directly goes to Lake Kawaguchi wihtin 2 hours. The bus departs at Shinjuku Station. This is the easiest and fastest way.
Address: 4034 Funazu, Fuji-Kawaguchiko-cho, Minami-Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0301(Ship Tour)
Tel:+81-(0)555-72-0029 (Ship Tour)

Spot Information

Kawaguchiko Lake

Kawaguchiko Lake in Yamanashi Prefecture is a popular destination as one of the "Fuji Five Lakes" and is quite accessible from Tokyo proper. Kawaguchiko Lake is the second biggest lake among the "Fuji Five Lakes", it manages to draw consistent attention with the beautiful view it offers of Mount Fuji. Apart from that, the lesser known facilities in the area like the Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, the Yamanashi Gem Museum, the Kachi Kachi Roapway, the Kaiun no Yu Onsen and so on are equally well worth a visit. Enjoy a nice walk along the lake if the weather allows it, or indulge in one of the many possible indoor activities.

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