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  • Lake Kawaguchiko Fuji Five Lakes

  • Lake Kawaguchiko Fuji Five Lakes

  • Lake Kawaguchiko Fuji Five Lakes

  • Lake Kawaguchiko Fuji Five Lakes

  • Lake Kawaguchiko Fuji Five Lakes

  • Lake Kawaguchiko Fuji Five Lakes

  • Kachi Kachi Ropeway Mt. Tenjo At Lake Kawaguchiko

  • View From Mt. Tenjo Lake Kawaguchiko

  • View From Mt. Tenjo With Mt. Fuji In The Background

  • View From Mt. Tenjo With Kawaguchi In The Background

  • Kawaguchiko Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park

  • Kawaguchiko Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park

  • Kawaguchiko Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park

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Facts & Figures

Lake Kawaguchi belongs to the Fuji Five Lakes in the Yamanashi Prefecture. This lake is the second largest of them and its circumference is 19 km. The whole area is a very popular tourist destination with a great infrastructure. It offers camp sites, windsurfing facilities, hiking paths, excursion boats, fishing spots and much more. From the shoreline you have a great view of Mt. Fuji. The reflection of Mt. Fuji in the water is called Sakasa Fuji (Inverted Mt. Fuji) and is admired by the Japanese. The best time to visit this beautiful place is during cherry blossom around April or in the first half of November to enjoy the autumn colors.

History

Lake Kawaguchi belongs to the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. This park was established in the year 1936 and is the most visited in Japan. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park covers an area of 1227 square kilometres and is including Hakone, Fuji Five Lakes, Mt. Fuji, Izu Peninsula and the Izu Islands.

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Lake Kawaguchi is located in the town Fujikawaguchiko in the southern part of Yamanashi Prefecture.

How to get to Lake Kawaguchi?

  • 2hrs from Tokyo Shinjuku Station to Kawaguchiko Station by Keio and Fujikyu Bus
  • 70min from Tokyo Shinjuku Station to Otsuki Station by JR Chuo Line and
  • 55min from Otsuki Station to Kawaguchiko Station by Fujikyu Railway Line

Sightseeing spots

Top:

Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park - Do you need a thrill? - try out one of the world's tallest rollercoaster Fujiyama

Kachi Kachi Ropeway - go up to the top of Mount Tenjo and enjoy the view of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi

Kawaguchiko Museum of Art - a great variety of modern foreign and Japanese art is on display

Yamanashi Gem Museum - a collection of gems and precious metals are on display, this museum is unique in Japan

Kawaguchiko Konohana Museum - this museum is dedicated to the famous Japanese children's book "Dayan the Cat" by the author Ikeda Akiko

Kawaguchiko Music Forest - enjoy the world of music in this small theme park about automatic musical instruments

Kawaguchiko Herb Hall - a herb store, herb garden and greenhouse waiting for you

Oishi Koen - this park offers a great Mt. Fuji view

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

January

Kawaguchiko Winter Fireworks (January 19th till February 24th)
A spectacular event is held on every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm during this period at Oike park.

April

Fujikawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival (19th till 29th)
Celebrate the arrival of the Spring under the blossoming cherry trees in the northern area of Lake Kawaguchi.

June

Fujikawaguchiko Herb Festival (June 17th till July 10th)
The festival is held in the Oishi Park and Yagizaki Park. It is one of the biggest in this region to celebrate the blossoming of lavendar.

August

Lake Kawaguchiko's "Kojōsai" Summer Festival (5th)
The highlight of this event are the great fireworks at night.

October

Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival (October 27th till November 18th)
Enjoy the Autumn Leaves and the illumination at night accompanied by great local food, music and art events.