Lake Kawaguchi (Kawaguchiko) is one of the Fuji Five Lakes that can be found around Mount Fuji, the most iconic mountain in Japan. It is also the most accessible lake amongst the Fuji Five Lakes. Here are 6 spots around Lake Kawaguchi that you definitely have to visit!
1. Enjoy the various views of Lake Kawaguchi (Kawaguchiko)
The marvelous lake that offers a fantastic view of beautiful landscape and the iconic Mount Fuji has various locations that will offer you a different atmosphere. One of the recommend locations to enjoy a great view is the Tozawa Campsite, just 10 minutes from Kawaguchiko Station by car. Here, you can appreciate the marvelous scenery of Mount Fuji’s reflection on the lake, also known as “Sakasa Fuji”, or the “Upside-down Mt Fuji”.
Address: Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru, Yamanashi Prefcture
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Access: 13 minute walk from Kawaguchiko Station of Fujikyu Railway
2. A bird’s eye view from Mount Kachi Kachi Ropeway
Mount Kachi Kachi Ropeway
Address: 1163-1 Azagawa, Minamitsuru, Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture
Opening Hours: Depends on season, please refer to official website
Access: 13 minute walk from Kawaguchiko Station
Website: Mount Kachi Kachi Ropeway
3. The soothing music boxes of Kawaguchiko Music Forest
Kawaguchiko Music Forest
Address: 3077-20 Kawaguchi, Minamitsuru, Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Access: 26 minute bus ride from Kawaguchiko Station
Website: Kawaguchiko Music Forest
4. Appreciate the seasons at Oishi Park Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center
Oishi Park Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center
Address: 2585-2 Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru, Yamanashi
Opening Hours: Please refer to official website
Access: 12 minute bus from Kawaguchiko Station
5. The Herb Festival at Yagizaki Park
Address: 912-1 Kodachi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru, Yamanashi
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Access: 10 minute bus from Kawaguchiko Station
Website: Yagizaki Park
6. Maple Corridor at colored leaves festival
Colored leaves festival (Maple Corridor)
Address: Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru, Yamanashi (refer to the map)
Hours: 24 hours. Night light up is from 7pm to 10pm
Access: 25 minute bus from Kawaguchiko Station
Website: Colored leaves festival
Admire the beauty of KawaguchikoMount Fuji can be viewed from almost any spot around Kawaguchiko, but the different destinations will give a different taste to the amazing spectacle of the mountain. Many of the areas can be accessed conveniently via the route bus from Kawaguchiko Station. Plan your trip early and enjoy Japan!
Get Trip101 in your inbox
You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101
*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.