Fuji Views from the 5 Lakes Area

Mount Fuji from several different angles

 By Celine Villeneuve   Mar 5, 2015

At the foot of Mount Fuji, a number of lakes offer different views of Japan's most famous mountain. Among them Lake Sai, Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Motosu, Lake Yamanaka and Lake Shoji make up the Fuji Five Lakes region - in Japanese, Fujigoko. This region, located in Yamanashi Prefecture, offers various superb views of the mountain that recently became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous view immortalized on ¥1000 notes is the view from Lake Motosu. Mount Fuji loses none of its imposing presence from this angle of view.

You can take a Fujikyu Line train to Kawaguchiko, or you can get a Highway Bus from Shinjuku. Buses to the other lakes are available at Kawaguchiko Station

Photography by Celine Villeneuve
Japan Travel Partner
Translated by Cathy Cawood

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Jihad Mahmoud a year ago
Mt. Fuji, everything about you is spectacular!
Yuna Gena 2 years ago
Magnificent! Mount Fuji is always great from wherever angle its picture is taken. :)
Celine Villeneuve Photographer 2 years ago
Wow, from where did you took this picture ?
Justin Velgus 2 years ago
The cloudy Mt. Fuji and the partially frozen lake were my favorite pics!
Celine Villeneuve Photographer 2 years ago
Thank you Justin ! I was happy to have such a good weather for my visit (Sorry, I didn't see your comment before !!)