Fuji Five Lakes
Fuji Five Lakes
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Formed As Streams And Dams Were Clogged By Volcanic Ash And Lava
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Kìzomama K
Mindanao, Philippines1,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We were able to see three of the lakes.
It is good to see nature' s best like lakes with our family.
We enjoy the view and the serenity it gives.
Written 15 January 2020
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Jayne J
Mackay, Australia2,636 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We arrived at this touristy destination and had lunch by the lake, also known as swan lake. After lunch we took the 20 minute boat ride and could not believe my eyes, as only meters from the jetty, uiu look back and there is Mt Fuji in all it's glory! A fantastic opportunity to photograph this magnificent mountain.
Written 3 June 2018
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Alexa L
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
We found a great Airbnb host in this area who showed us around. He took us around the lakes and around the town. The views were absolutely breathtaking. It was actually easier to get to than we expected as well. Only 2 train transfers from Osaka, and nly one train transfer going to Tokyo.
Written 1 June 2018
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Rp55555
London, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
For a day trip from Tokyo take the bus from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko for 1750 yen (one way) it takes 2 hours and the stops are on the screen at the front of the bus.

From Kawaguchiko station you can either take the bus (retro bus and red line are the same if you've read other reviews) or you can walk 20 minutes following sign posts to the lake, until you reach the cable car which takes you up Mt Tenjo for incredible views of Mt Fuji. It's not advertised in English but if you take the steep road between the cable car and the cheesecake cafe(!), then turn right, you can walk up to the top in about 45 mins at a steady incline. It's a very nice walk through the trees with great views on a clear day. It takes about 30 minutes on the way back down or you can continue walking for 6 hours to the next mountain but we didn't have time for that!

From the bottom of the hill by the cable car you can pick up the bus or continue walking - a little further along a signposted path appears along the edge of the lake. It takes about an hour for a leisurely walk from here to the bridge where you can cross and head back towards Kawaguchiko, have a drink at a cafe with a view of Mt Fuji, and take the bus back to Tokyo.
Written 26 October 2017
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Margaret B
Sydney27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We spent 4 days at Lake Kawaguchiko in early June, staying in a private home booked through Air B&B. We are familiar with the Japanese lifestyle so sleeping on a futon on the floor was no problem and we enjoyed the traditional bath.
We used the Highway Bus to go from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko and the Retro Buses to travel around the lakes. The buses are cheap and tickets last for 2 days. They go to all the popular places. When we go back in November we'll be staying longer - for a whole week. I recommend allowing at least 4 days to get a feel for the area and have a chance to see Mount Fuji, which is often hidden behind clouds.
Written 29 September 2017
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juelsM
Sydney, Australia160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
We waited for a beautiful day, which ended up being a sunday. It was great but the buses were booked out. We got there by railway. It was long 3hrs and we had to change a few times. The view from the train was only slightly interesting. The local train from otsuki was dull. No great views other than people's messy back yards. We got there about 1pm. There is a restaurant opposite the train station with a nice view of Mt Fuji, that serves reasonably priced and good egg noodle dishes.

After lunch, we walked to the lake Kawaguchiko and took a 20min boat ride on the lake. What a great view and there is a sheltered warm compartment - it was winter and cold. 980yen. worth it. We did not take the tourist bus which is about 1200yen. Walked back to the train/bus station. Had no trouble getting a bus back. Heated, comfortable, free wifi and only 1.5hrs to Shinjuku station. Good views from the road as we were leaving.
Written 22 February 2017
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Hao T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
Nice place to visit. Especially the museums nearby the area. You should use bicycle if possible to enjoy beauty of the lakes
Written 17 October 2016
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Hannah Ishael T
Manila, Philippines84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
You can visit this place even without a tour package. There are buses and trains leaving from Tokyo's Odakyu station going straight for the Five Lakes. Once you get to the FIve Lakes station, there is a hop on, hop off bus that goes around the scenic area so you can explore the place on your own even without a tour guide. NOTE however, that Mt. Fuji isn't visible at all times, especially during the cloudy or rainy days. Make the most out of your visit and see stunning views of Mt. Fuji by checking the weather first before going.
Written 4 July 2016
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yesha24
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
It is a beautiful place but we did not enjoy the place quite much. It is very important to go on the right day when the weather is good. We went in winters and it started to rain and was windy. Its difficult to face the cold. Also, would recommend to join a day tour to see the place well.
Written 19 May 2015
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Hannahwills196
Barcelona, Spain22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed near fuji highland station and had a great view of the mountain from our hotel West Inn Fuji-Yoshida.

We took the train to lake kawichigo. It was a clear day so we went up the rope way to the top of the hill and had an amazing view of the mountain!

We bought a combined ticket for the rope way and the train back to Otski which saved us some
Yen.

The kawichigo area is a bit touristy but worth visiting. It was very scenic.

Written 6 April 2015
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