Oshino Hakkai
Oshino Hakkai
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  • Russell Gibson
    Hudson, New York902 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Step back in time
    Our guide brought us to this restored village and we started by sampling some peach green tea (cold) and mushroom "tea" (hot) and ended up buying some of both to take home. Walked over to the restored house and walked through; very interesting to see what life was like decades ago. Took pics with Mt. Fuji in the background. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great, so the pics didn't come out like you imagine. Fed the Koi in the pond and walked through the shop. A little on the touristy side (they were selling Mt. Fuji everything, including some things that had nothing to do with the mountain itself). All in all a nice stop on our tour.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Everywhere is on the list…
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands759 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Realaxing
    Somewhere you wouldn’t necessarily put on the “must do” list when visiting Japan, but nice to travel through and take a leisurely walk through a very picturesque, restored village. Tranquil with beautiful, clear rivers and pools . Many food stalls along the way and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Lovely as a stop off to/ from Mount Fuji. A bit of a tourist trap!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Samuel Pasaribu
    Bekasi, Indonesia3,083 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just average nice village with ponds
    I don’t think this place is must visit place while you’re travelling around Mt. Fuji and Laek Kawaguchi. If you have limited time you can skip it. But if you have plenty of time you may visit it. It was just an average nice village with ponds and some restaurants.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,986 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views of Mt. Fuji!
    The view of Mt. Fuji from Oshino-Hakkai are among the best we've seen. The site is relatively close to Mt. Fuji and the mountain is seen from across the water, making for great photos, both in the morning and evening.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 April 2024
  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore12,824 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely pretty during the sakura season.
    We took the 8 am A1 bus from bus stop number 6 at Kawaguchiko station and stopped at bus stop number 25. From this bus stop, we crossed the road and walked past a car park to reach the amazing view of the fully boomed cherry trees on both sides of a river and clearly visible Mt Fuji in the background. There is one bridge along the river with the best view of cherry blossoms and Mt Fuji. Entry is free. We also saw some ponds with its very clear water. Oshino Hakkai are a set of eight ponds located in the Fuji Five Lakes area, on the site of a former sixth lake that dried out several centuries ago. The eight ponds are fed by snowmelt from the slopes of Mount Fuji that filters down the mountain through porous layers of volcanic rock over a period of several decades. This makes the mineral-rich pond waters remarkably clear and pristine. Oshino Hakkai are part of the Mt. Fuji UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, designated in 2013. There are regular A1, F1 and F2 buses plying between Kawaguchiko Station and Oshino Hakkai. First bus there is at 6:50 and the last bus back is at 19:07.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 April 2024
  • Quang Kiet Le
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam968 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful small village
    Because of the weather, we could not see Mt Fuji. The village, however, was worth to visit. We enjoyed walking around to watch the beautiful ponds and houses, as well as taste the food at reasonable price. There were couple sakura trees along the river, beautiful enough to stop and take picture.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 April 2024
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Quang Kiet Le
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Because of the weather, we could not see Mt Fuji. The village, however, was worth to visit. We enjoyed walking around to watch the beautiful ponds and houses, as well as taste the food at reasonable price. There were couple sakura trees along the river, beautiful enough to stop and take picture.
Written 28 April 2024
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Shalli Ang
Singapore, Singapore
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The venue was added the last minute by our Klook day tour to Mount Fuji as our last stop to Subaru 5th Station was cancelled due to snowing last evening.

It was a long walk from the bus to the venue where only a single lane leading to the village. There are 1-2 pool that show Mount Fuji reflection and too many peoples crowded n these pool area. We walk into the village and out within an hour as there are too many peoples.
Written 24 April 2024
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We took the 8 am A1 bus from bus stop number 6 at Kawaguchiko station and stopped at bus stop number 25. From this bus stop, we crossed the road and walked past a car park to reach the amazing view of the fully boomed cherry trees on both sides of a river and clearly visible Mt Fuji in the background. There is one bridge along the river with the best view of cherry blossoms and Mt Fuji. Entry is free. We also saw some ponds with its very clear water.

Oshino Hakkai are a set of eight ponds located in the Fuji Five Lakes area, on the site of a former sixth lake that dried out several centuries ago. The eight ponds are fed by snowmelt from the slopes of Mount Fuji that filters down the mountain through porous layers of volcanic rock over a period of several decades. This makes the mineral-rich pond waters remarkably clear and pristine. Oshino Hakkai are part of the Mt. Fuji UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, designated in 2013.

There are regular A1, F1 and F2 buses plying between Kawaguchiko Station and Oshino Hakkai. First bus there is at 6:50 and the last bus back is at 19:07.
Written 23 April 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The view of Mt. Fuji from Oshino-Hakkai are among the best we've seen. The site is relatively close to Mt. Fuji and the mountain is seen from across the water, making for great photos, both in the morning and evening.
Written 13 April 2024
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John and Deb K
Karratha, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A relaxing stroll though the grounds, we had a beautiful day with Mt Fuji in the background. Lots of people so walked a bit off to the side areas and found a quiet spot to enjoy machi ice cream while gazing at Mt Fuji
Written 4 April 2024
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Mostly here for the tourists (like us) with shops, food, and bathrooms. However, there is one neat spot where you can take a picture with a pond, building, and Mt Fuji on the background. It is a good photo stop.
Written 27 March 2024
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Samuel Pasaribu
Bekasi, Indonesia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I don’t think this place is must visit place while you’re travelling around Mt. Fuji and Laek Kawaguchi. If you have limited time you can skip it. But if you have plenty of time you may visit it. It was just an average nice village with ponds and some restaurants.
Written 6 January 2024
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Everywhere is on the list…
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Somewhere you wouldn’t necessarily put on the “must do” list when visiting Japan, but nice to travel through and take a leisurely walk through a very picturesque, restored village. Tranquil with beautiful, clear rivers and pools . Many food stalls along the way and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Lovely as a stop off to/ from Mount Fuji. A bit of a tourist trap!
Written 28 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Russell Gibson
Hudson, NY
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Our guide brought us to this restored village and we started by sampling some peach green tea (cold) and mushroom "tea" (hot) and ended up buying some of both to take home. Walked over to the restored house and walked through; very interesting to see what life was like decades ago. Took pics with Mt. Fuji in the background. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great, so the pics didn't come out like you imagine.
Fed the Koi in the pond and walked through the shop. A little on the touristy side (they were selling Mt. Fuji everything, including some things that had nothing to do with the mountain itself).
All in all a nice stop on our tour.
Written 12 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PHLim_SG
Singapore, Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Picture this: You're standing amidst the tranquil Oshino Hakkai pools, each brimming with the purest, freshest snowmelt from the majestic Mt. Fuji. The air is crisp, the surroundings serene, and adventure beckons. But first, a word of advice: if you've got a tummy that's easily stirred, approach those dispensing taps with caution – this water is as pure as it gets, and it might just give your stomach a delightful chill.

Now, let's embark on a culinary journey! As you explore this delightful corner of Japan, your senses will be tantalized by a symphony of local street foods. But here's the summer surprise – the season of Japanese peaches, affectionately known as "momos," is in full swing. These delectable delights are nothing short of juicy, sweet perfection, and Oshino Hakkai just happens to be the sweetest deal in town for these succulent treats.

But the fruity adventures don't stop there. Juicy grapes are also in season, offering a burst of natural sweetness that's as refreshing as a dip in the pools themselves.

Now, let's talk spirits – and I don't mean the ghostly kind! The whisky here is a true gem, brewed using that same pure, melted snow from Mt. Fuji. It's a taste of the mountain's essence, distilled into a tantalizing drink that's not to be missed.

And as if that weren't enough, Oshino Hakkai has a treasure trove of Mt. Fuji-themed snacks that will tickle your taste buds and keep your souvenir bag well-stocked.

So, my fellow adventurers, whether you're sipping the essence of Mt. Fuji, savoring seasonal fruits, or nibbling on Fuji-inspired snacks, Oshino Hakkai is a culinary playground that will leave your taste buds singing. Dive into this cool aquatic adventure, and let your senses run wild amidst the wonders of the mountain!
Written 13 September 2023
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