The 5th Station of Mt. Fuji is located on the side of Mt. Fuji. It is accessible by buses coming from various stations located at the foot of the mountain.
What are the five lakes of Mt. Fuji?
The five lakes that lie at the foot of Mt. Fuji are Lake Yamanaka, Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Saiko, Lake Motosu, and Lake Shoji.
|Access:||10 minutes by foot from the Fujikyuko Kawaguchiko Line Kawaguchiko Station|
You will not only get a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji from the shores of Lake Kawaguchi, there are also many tourist spots to visit. Along with Lake Yamanaka, Lake Kawaguchi is a great spot for first time visitors to enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Fuji while enjoying various activities. We will now introduce some of the major tourist spots around Lake Kawaguchi.
1. Kawaguchiko Music Forest
A museum that houses many valuable music boxes that Medieval European royals and aristocrats used to enjoy. Every hour their beautiful tones echo in the main hall, giving you a feeling of elegance and warmth. In the rose garden, you can enjoy the beautiful roses. These blossoms are of rare, older bushes that have been praised by many.
|Address:||Kawaguchi 3077-20, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Access:||19 - 24 minutes on the Fujikyu Yamanashi Kawaguchiko Sightseeing Retro Bus from Fujikyuko Kawaguchiko Line, Kawaguchi Station. It is close to the Kawaguchiko Music Forest stop.|
2. Yagizaki Park
This park on the southern shore of Lake Kawaguchi is famous for its 80,000 lavender flowers. During the blooming season, from the end of June to the middle of July, the park serves as center stage for the “Lake Kawaguchi Herb Festival”.
|Address:||Odachi 897-1, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Access:||8 - 12 minutes on the Fujikyu Yamanashi Kawaguchiko/Saiko/Aokigahara Sightseeing Retro Bus from Fujikyuko Kawaguchiko Line, Kawaguchi Station. It is near the Yagisaki Park stop.|
3. Kawaguchiko Sightseeing Retro Bus
A cute, yellow bonnet bus. This bus line starts at Fujikyuko Line Kawaguchiko Station and connects local sightseeing spots in the area, such as the “Kawaguchiko Herb Hall”, “Kawaguchiko Museum of Art”, “Kawaguchiko Music Forest”, “Kawaguchiko Excursion Ship”, and “Mt. Kachikachi Ropeway”.
|Address:||Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Access:||Right by the Kawaguchiko Station off the Fujikyuko Kawaguchi Line|
4. Fuji-Q Highland
The representative amusement park of Japan. With magnificent Mt. Fuji always in view, you can enjoy a large number of world-record roller coasters in addition to other more family oriented attractions.
|Address:||Shin-Nishihara 5-6-1, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Access:||Right by the Fuji-Q Highland Station off the Fujikyuko Kawaguchi Line|
5. Tenjoyama Park Mt. Kachikachi Ropeway
A ropeway that connects you to the top of Mt. Kachikachi, 1,075 meters above sea level. From the observation platform on the top of the mountain, you can look down not only on Lake Kawaguchi but also get a superb view of Mt. Fuji and the Southern Alps.
This is the scene for the folk story “Kachikachi-yama”, which most every Japanese child knows.
|Address:||Asakawa 1163-1, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Access:||5 minutes from the Fujikyuko Kawaguchiko Line Kawaguchiko Station on the Fujikyu Yamanashi Bus bound for Puchi Pension Village/Kofu Station. Get off at the Ropeway entrance.|
This is Japan's uniquely Japanese amusement park. There are loads of rides and attractions for all ages at Fuji-Q Highland, including Guinness World Record holding roller coasters.
Since olden times, Lake Yamanaka has been the place to escape Japan’s summer heat. There are many hotels and summer villas lining the waters of the lake and the natural beauty of the surrounding area will amaze you.
Located on the northern side of Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi is a popular destination for tourists seeking views of Mt. Fuji. There are also museums, shops and hot springs to visit and many fun activities, such as fishing and marine sports.