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Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0300, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came up from Tokyo to see Mount Fuji but unfortunately it was very overcast. The lakes were very pretty although kawaguchiko is quite over developed. The town has a local feel to it and we enjoyed ourselves wandering around savouring the slower pace of...More

Thank kenneth L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to visit Fuji Yama and I stayed near the lake area cuz was very beautiful. You can find many shops and restaurants around the lake. It’s very nice to have a walk around the area or just seat to look at this...More

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always wanted to visit here, the view is just stunning, I would love to build a house just stunning here and looking at the lake with the mountain background. Totally awesome!

Thank Family1stAlw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend Kawaguchiko as a nice balance to Tokyo for your trip to Japan. It's about a 90 minute train ride with one transfer which takes you through some nice scenery of the country. There is no bullet train option to my knowledge. Kawaguchiko is...More

1  Thank Murray K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like any other lake, its beautiful lake... but with Mount Fuji as a background, its extraordinary. The windy weather makes the scenes more hardly to forget. The best time to go there is before noon. Bring jacket.

Thank HLeswari
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too bad that I came after typhoon so there's only thick cloud, I can't see Mount Fuji at all. And the lake looks unfriendly too, wavy and the color was so dark. I hope someday I can go back and see the beautiful side of...More

Thank Regina302
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Definitely a place not to be missed. Do stay at this location for 1 night as the day and night view is amazing. Although there is nothing much to do in the area, it would be a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery....More

1  Thank celestayk
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Lake Kawaguchiko is probably Japan's most-hyped lake for its beauty and cleanliness with Mount Fuji as the backdrop. I found it to be an average place, dirty water, trash all along the lakeside ranging from plastic bottles to fishing gear, old dilapidated cars and boats....More

Thank OddNob
Reviewed 9 August 2018

A place not to be missed for those who wanted to travel to Tokyo as it's just about 2 hours bus ride from Tokyo. You will be able to admire the magnificent view of Mt Fuji from the lake if the weather permits. Locals enjoy...More

Thank CSM20
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Our Family LOVED spending time at the Lake. We had rather do lake activities than visit the Shrines. Had a blast and hope to visit again.

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11 June 2018|
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Response from Usman29 | Reviewed this property |
Hey there! Yes buy the ticket in advance. We made the mistake of getting there mid day to get on the 1215pm bus I believe but it was full so we had to take the 230pm bus and didn’t get to kawaguchiko until 430-445pm. It... More
27 April 2018|
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Response from LaLouise13 | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid not. I was there 2 weeks ago and it was already towards the end of sakura season.
16 April 2018|
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Response from Ethanhan | Reviewed this property |
There are some paddle boats and boat ride across the lake. Beside the lake is just a nice park for stroll.