Special Guides

Places to Visit Around Lake Yamanakako / Oshino: Swan Lake

Healing 01 Apr, 2017

Besides Lake Yamanakako, there are many places that are surrounded by a wealth of nature, such us Hana no Miyako Koen Park and Oshino Hakkai, which is designated a National Natural Monument.

Pleasure boat “Swan Lake” has been designed around the image of Japan’s most beautiful swans floating on Lake Yamanakako at the foot of Mt. Fuji, which is Japan’s tallest mountain.

This big pleasure boat is evocative of the shape of the whistling swan and the whooper swan, the two species that often come to this lake to pass the winter. Inside the boat, you will find binocular telescopes to enjoy the view and a seat with a handle and a panoramic view where only children can sit and get a taste of what it’s like to be the captain of the boat. In addition, you can also have a cup of coffee with Mt. Fuji-shaped cookies on the side!

Enjoy the breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji from the water, while gliding like a swan on the surface of gentle Lake Yamanakako. (The tour takes about 25 minutes to finish.)
If you come during winter you will also have the chance to meet the real swans!

By Bus 
Closest station: Yamanakako Asahigaoka Station
From Fujisan Station to Yamanakako Asahigaoka Station:45 minutes
From Kawaguchiko Station to Yamanakako Asahigaoka Station: 38 minutes

Sights & Attractions

Fuji Subaru Line,5th Station–Yoshida entrance

Fuji Subaru Line,
5th Station –Yoshida entrance

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.

Fuji-Q Highland

Fuji-Q Highland

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.

Lake Yamanaka

Lake Yamanaka

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.

Lake Kawaguchi

Lake Kawaguchi

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.