Lake Kawaguchi

Lake Kawaguchi (Kawaguchiko) is a base for touring the Fuji Five Lakes (Fuji-goko) area. The area has the greatest number of Mt. Fuji viewing spots. Various tourist facilities and hot-spring hotels are located by the lake, and you can see a stunning view of Mt. Fuji from anywhere. The lake is situated at the lowest altitude and has the longest shoreline of all the five lakes. Many tourists visit this area to enjoy nature, lake activities, and even culture as there is a wide range of museums in this area. No matter what activity you choose, you can also enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Fuji with it.

Address
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
Contact No.
+81-555-72-3168
Access
10-min walk from Kawaguchiko Station on Fuji Kyuko Line
Opening Hours / Holidays
Open all the time
Official Website
https://www.fujisan.ne.jp/
Time Required
60 minutes
Admission fee
Free

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

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Scenery in Four Seasons

Lake Kawaguchi in Spring – Mt. Fuji through cherry blossoms from Ubuyagasaki

The area of Lake Kawaguchi is full of nature, and displays different scenery in each season. A beautiful collaboration of nature and Mt. Fuji can be seen in any season, such as cherry blossoms in spring, hydrangea and lavender in summer, autumn leaves in fall and snowscapes in winter.

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Lake Kawaguchi in Summer – Stunning Lavender by Lake Kawaguchi

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Lake Kawaguchi in Fall – Crimson Leaves and Mt. Fuji

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Lake Kawaguchi in Winter – Upside-down Fuji From Oishi Park

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Excursion Boat on Lake Kawaguchi

An excursion boat, En Soleil, takes you around the lake for 20 minutes. On a sunny day, you can see "Upside-down Fuji" being reflected on the lake surface from the boat. Treat yourself to a little voyage and a stunning view from this luxurious boat.

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Kachi Kachi Yama Ropeway

Kachi Kachi Yama Ropeway takes you to Tenjosan Park in three minutes from Lake Kawaguchi. From the observation deck in the park, you can enjoy the entire view of Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji. The glorious view that expands below you is truly breathtaking. The park is also well known for 100,000 hydrangeas.

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Kawaguchiko Music Forest

Kawaguchiko Orgel no Mori or Music Forest is a music museum that houses one of the biggest dance organs and automatic musical instruments that were scheduled to be on the Titanic. It also has a huge collection of antique music boxes. There is a rose garden and a pond on the premises where you can enjoy strolling. You can make a one-of-a-kind music box in their studio as well.

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Soaking in a Drop-in Onsen

There are many onsen (hot  springs) in the Lake Kawaguchi area, and many of these welcome drop-ins. Motoyu Notenburo Tensui among Kawaguchiko Onsen is very popular for its open-air hot spring. This abundantly flowing hot spring has three natural rock bathtubs outside as well as an indoor bathing area.

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Yamanashi's Specialty Food: Hoto

When you come to Lake Kawaguchi, you don't want to miss the regional delicacy of Yamanashi prefecture, hoto (thick wheat flour noodles and veges in a miso-based soup). There are many restaurants that serve hoto in the Lake Kawaguchi area. Among them, the most popular restaurant is Koshu Hoto Kosaku. The restaurant specializes in hoto and has been in business for over 40 years. It is crowded with customers daily.

Lake Kawaguchi

Lake Kawaguchi (Kawaguchiko) is a base for touring the Fuji Five Lakes (Fuji-goko) area. The area has the greatest number of Mt. Fuji viewing spots. Various tourist facilities and hot-spring hotels are located by the lake, and you can see a stunning view of Mt. Fuji from anywhere. The lake is situated at the lowest altitude and has the longest shoreline of all the five lakes. Many tourists visit this area to enjoy nature, lake activities, and even culture as there is a wide range of museums in this area. No matter what activity you choose, you can also enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Fuji with it.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:pixta

Scenery in Four Seasons

Lake Kawaguchi in Spring – Mt. Fuji through cherry blossoms from Ubuyagasaki

The area of Lake Kawaguchi is full of nature, and displays different scenery in each season. A beautiful collaboration of nature and Mt. Fuji can be seen in any season, such as cherry blossoms in spring, hydrangea and lavender in summer, autumn leaves in fall and snowscapes in winter.

Source:pixta

Lake Kawaguchi in Summer – Stunning Lavender by Lake Kawaguchi

Source:pixta

Lake Kawaguchi in Fall – Crimson Leaves and Mt. Fuji

Source:pixta

Lake Kawaguchi in Winter – Upside-down Fuji From Oishi Park

Source:pixta

Excursion Boat on Lake Kawaguchi

An excursion boat, En Soleil, takes you around the lake for 20 minutes. On a sunny day, you can see "Upside-down Fuji" being reflected on the lake surface from the boat. Treat yourself to a little voyage and a stunning view from this luxurious boat.

Source:pixta

Kachi Kachi Yama Ropeway

Kachi Kachi Yama Ropeway takes you to Tenjosan Park in three minutes from Lake Kawaguchi. From the observation deck in the park, you can enjoy the entire view of Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji. The glorious view that expands below you is truly breathtaking. The park is also well known for 100,000 hydrangeas.

Source:pixta

Kawaguchiko Music Forest

Kawaguchiko Orgel no Mori or Music Forest is a music museum that houses one of the biggest dance organs and automatic musical instruments that were scheduled to be on the Titanic. It also has a huge collection of antique music boxes. There is a rose garden and a pond on the premises where you can enjoy strolling. You can make a one-of-a-kind music box in their studio as well.

Source:pixta

Soaking in a Drop-in Onsen

There are many onsen (hot  springs) in the Lake Kawaguchi area, and many of these welcome drop-ins. Motoyu Notenburo Tensui among Kawaguchiko Onsen is very popular for its open-air hot spring. This abundantly flowing hot spring has three natural rock bathtubs outside as well as an indoor bathing area.

Source:pixta

Yamanashi's Specialty Food: Hoto

When you come to Lake Kawaguchi, you don't want to miss the regional delicacy of Yamanashi prefecture, hoto (thick wheat flour noodles and veges in a miso-based soup). There are many restaurants that serve hoto in the Lake Kawaguchi area. Among them, the most popular restaurant is Koshu Hoto Kosaku. The restaurant specializes in hoto and has been in business for over 40 years. It is crowded with customers daily.

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