We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lake Kawaguchi Pleasure Boat

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Lake Kawaguchi Pleasure Boat
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (112)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
The pier for Ensoleillé, the Lake Kawaguchiko Excursion Boat, is located at Funatsuhama by the Lake Kawaguchiko - 10 minutes on foot from Kawaguchiko Station. Ensoleillé means “Sunshine” in French. It was built on the image of a lakeside resort in...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
4034 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 555-72-0029
Reviews (77)
Filter reviews
32 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews combination ticket lower deck combine ticket nice photos cable car kawaguchiko station mount fuji cruise soleil ride duration ropeway yen timing weather lake view
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The boat cruise last 20 minutes. It just take you out in the lake and return. You get a nice view of Mount Fuji from the lake. As we know, seeing Mount Fuji is very weather dependent.

Thank skier101
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I visited Lake Kawaguchiko with my family after climbing Mt Fuji the night before. So I was able to watch Mt Fuji from the lake. After enjoying a pleasure boat on Lake Kawaguchiko, we continued our visit to Mt Fuji Panorama ropeway to watch Mt...More

Thank Jeffry H
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We took the Red bus line to board the boat from Kawaguchi station. We stopped at number 11 bus stop. The name of the boat is En Soleil, a french word, meaning Sunny. The boat took us round half of the lake, passing under Kawaguchiko-ohashi...More

2  Thank GAN L
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

It actually exceeded my expectation as I am not a fan of 'cruise' type of tours. This one was nice as though it lasted for only 20 min, the boat was in a route that gave you different angles of the lake area and best...More

Thank Haelist
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Pleasure boat ride in Lake Kawaguchiko is an alternative means to look around, particularly during nice weather condition that you can see Mt. Fuji reflection on the lake's surface. Although the charge of some yen 900 for about 20 minutes ride is a bit short...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

There are many ways to view Mt Fuji but I found this way of taking a cruise might be the best in my opinion. Positives: 1) Quite a reasonable price at 930 Yen per adult. If you tend to visit the Kawaguchiko Ropeway, Package price...More

6  Thank 529dominicc
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

You can buy combination ticket of ropeway and boat ride and bus ride at kawaguchiko station. The boat leaves every 40 mins and take around 20 mins. Nice to see Mount Fuji from the boat. Though it can be really crowded.

1  Thank TheNayzer
Reviewed 3 November 2017

If you visit Lake Kawaguchi you really have to take the boat ride to get the unique view of Mt Fuji across the water (if the weather and visibility is good that is). It is best to buy a combination ticket for the pleasure boat...More

3  Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a must do at Fujikawaguchi. The boat is not costly and takes about 20 minutes around the lake. Very nice view and relaxing under the cooling weather. I went in October and remember to stand on a good spot in the boat for...More

Thank diwi66
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The cruise across Kawaguchi-ko is really beautiful. We got the first boat of the day at 9am and only had to share with five other people. We had plenty of room to walk around the top deck and see Fuji consistently on the whole cruise....More

Thank Natalie P
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 79 nearby hotels
Yamagishi Ryokan
121 reviews
.14 km away
Kasuitei Oya
99 reviews
.15 km away
536 reviews
.17 km away
Toki Yuyu Rakuyu
148 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 418 nearby restaurants
Pizzeria Onda
34 reviews
.28 km away
Fujiyama Cookie
81 reviews
.14 km away
Kawaguchiko Cheese Cake Garden
113 reviews
.08 km away
Tempra Restaurant Ninja
30 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 124 nearby attractions
Lake Kawaguchiko
1,918 reviews
.97 km away
Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway
1,056 reviews
.62 km away
Ide Sake Brewery
60 reviews
.48 km away
Kawaguchiko Station Building
206 reviews
.66 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
21 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 529dominicc | Reviewed this property |
I traveled in Dec’18 and it operated.
Seraphine J
17 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 2005_4_For_Travel | Reviewed this property |
We took the boat as part of a whole tour. But the boat ride itself wasn't that expensive. It wasn't a speed boat but more like a small ferry.
22 March 2017|
Response from MariusG1579 | Reviewed this property |
We booked thru TripAdvisor but due to bad weather the boat at Hakone was not available. Therefore the pleasure boat at lake Kawaguchi was free for us.