Fuji Five Lakes (富士五湖, Fujigoko) is the most popular spots from which to view Mount Fuji. The region, which lies about 1,000 meters above sea level and was formed by past eruptions of the mountain, consists of (from west to east) Motosuko, Shojiko, Saiko, Kawaguchiko, and Yamanakako. These lakes spread themselves in an arc with a radius of about 15 kilometers north of Mount Fuji.

The most famous lake, and the one to which most tourists travel, is Lake Kawaguchi. This is because it is easy to access from Tokyo and offers the most in terms of tourist attractions and sightseeing. The other lakes offer equally stunning views of the mountain, but are a little more difficult to reach by public transport.

The Fuji Five Lakes region is also popular for hiking, camping, and other outdoors activities—not to mention the many onsen and ryokan that are dotted near the towns and lakes.

Key Attractions

Benifuji no Yu Onsen

Large hot springs near Lake Yamanaka with views of Mount Fuji.
10:00-21:00. During December, January, and February opens from 6:00 at the weekends and holidays.
Adults ¥800 with discounts for children. Ladies day every Friday where the entrance fee is reduced. The hot stone spa is ¥700 for 40 minutes

Fujiyama Onsen

Fujiyama Onsen is a natural onsen located 1.5 kilometers southeast of Lake Kawaguchi next to Fuji-Q Highland. It…
7:00-9:00 & 10:00-23:00
Adults ¥1,400-1,700 yen with discounts for children. Use of the hot stone spa is an additional ¥600

Climbing Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan) stands in Shizuoka Prefecture about 100 kilometers west of Tokyo. It is Japan’s highest…

Lake Motosuko

Lake Motosu (本栖湖, Motosuko) is the most western of the five lakes. It was once in fact part…

Lake Saiko

Lake Sai (西湖, Saiko) is the middle of the Fuji Five Lakes. It is unique from the other…

Lake Shojiko

Lake Shoji (精進湖, Shōjiko) is a Mount Fuji World Cultural Heritage Site Asset and the smallest of the…

Narusawa Ice Cave

Narusawa Ice Cave (鳴沢氷穴) is a lava cave that was formed during the 9th century following an eruption…
Adults ¥350, children ¥200
Events & Festivals in the Area

Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Mid Apr 〜 Late May 2022
From mid April through to the end of May 800,000 shibazakura flowers (pink moss or phlox moss) come…
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