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Lake Kawaguchi

Being the center of the Fuji Five Lakes, Lake Kawaguchi is the most accessible lake from which visitors can view the photogenic Mount Fuji and experience surrounding attractions.
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Alladin Indo Restaurant

Lunch: ¥1000-1999 - Dinner: ¥1000-1999


Lunch: ¥1000-1999 - Dinner: ¥1000-1999

Hoto Fudou

Lunch: ¥440-1100 - Dinner: ¥440-1100

Cafe & Dining MONO

Lunch: ¥1000-1999 - Dinner: ¥1000-1999

To witness the iconic landscape that you’ve seen on postcards and posters, visit Lake Kawaguchi. It offers the most complete and magnificent view of Mount Fuji. On a clear and bright day, the entirety of Mount Fuji will be reflected on the mirror-like lake.

Aside from the lake itself, nearby attractions also offer great views of the lake and mountain. Firstly, the lakeside Enkei Hall is located on the north bank of Kawaguchiko, where you can take pictures of Kawaguchiko Bridge and Mount Fuji. Just a few minutes away, Oishi Park is a leisurely place to enjoy stunning views of the flower field at the foot of Mount Fuji during spring and summer. Last but not least, the cable car ride up Mount Fuji Panoramic Ropeway will give you a chance to observe the lake and Mount Fuji from different angles and finally take you to the observation deck on the peak of Mt. Tenjo, where you can take an Instagram-worthy photo in front of the heart-shaped bell.

For those who are interested in trying the local cuisine, it is not difficult to find a restaurant with a view of Mount Fuji around the lake area. Looking for a recommended dish that’s local to Yamanashi Prefecture? Try “hoto,” which consists of wide noodles, fresh seasonal vegetables, and meat in a miso-flavored soup. If you just want to grab a light snack, Mount Fuji tofu is a smooth tofu with a drop of miso and soy sauce on top.

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