Fujigoko is the name of the area with main five lakes at the northern foot of Mount Fuji.
These five lakes are dotted within about 30 km from east to west. And
each lake is at a distance of 13-15 km from the top of Mount Fuji.
These lakes are located at the level of about 800-1,000 meters.
They are the dammed lakes formed by the eruptions of Mount Fuji.
And it is thought that the western three lakes were originally one lake, so it is presumed their waters link underground.
Of course, we can see beautiful Mount Fuji from anywhere around these lakes.
And these are popular for various outdoor activities such as fishing and camping.
In Japanese, it is called "Kawaguchiko".
It is the second largest lake of fujigoko, and is located north of Mount Fuji.
It has a length of about 5.5 km from east to west.
From the northern lakeside, we can see the view of Mount Fuji reflected on the surface of the lake.
Near the lake, there are Kawaguchiko terminal station of Fuji Kyuko
railway and Kawaguchiko exit of Chuo Expressway. So we can visit here
most easily among the five lakes.
Around the lake, there are a few art museums, restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops.
And for anglers, there are many fishing goods stores and rental boats.
A pleasure boat is in service, and it tour around the lake for 20
The boarding point is at the southeast part of the lake. Near there, there is also a ropeway to an observatory.
In Japanese, it is called "Saiko".
It is a lake located about 1.5 km west of Lake Kawaguchi, and it has a length of about 3.5 km from east to west.
To the south and southwest of this lake, Aokigahara forest spreads.
Around this lake, there are only two villages of small inns. Instead, there are several campsites.
Here is not so touristy, so it is calm.
In Japanese, it is called "Shoujiko".
It is a lake located about 5 km west of Lake Sai, and it is the smallest lake among the five lakes.
This lake contains much plankton, so many small freshwater fish such as crucian carp and Japanese smelt live in here. Here is also one of the angler's favorite lakes.
On the northern lakeside, there are some hotels.
In Japanese, it is called "Motosuko".
It is a lake located about 2 km southwest of Lake Shoji.
This lake is deepest among the five lakes, so the color of the water is lazuline.
The scenery of Mount Fuji from the northern lakeside is put on the 1,000-yen bill.
The most popular lake leisures are camping, fishing, windsurfing,
jet-skiing and so on.
But recently it is said that clarity of the water is getting bad because of increase of such leisures.
A pleasure boat shaped like a pretty submarine is in service. (Sorry to
say, it can't go under the water!)
It tour around the lake for 25 minutes, and the boarding point is at the southeast part of the lake.
In Japanese, it is called "Yamanakako".
It is a lake located about 12 km southeast of Lake Kawaguchi.
It is located at the level of 982 meters, and is on the highest altitude among the five lakes.
The depth is about 15 meters, and is the shallowest lake among the five
lakes. So it sometimes freezes all over at midwinter.
In the lake near its northern shore, marimo (moss ball) grows wild.
There are many resort villas around the lake, so here has been one of the popular resort areas since old times. Of course, there are many hotels and ryokans.