Lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi

Mt. Fuji lake area with stunning views and lots to do

 By Victoria Vlisides   Dec 14, 2016

Lake Yamanaka is a gorgeous and tranquil spot to view Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture. I was first inspired to travel here by these spectacular views of Fuji. 

It's near another popular spot, Kawaguchiko, but I felt it was a much less crowded area. Yamanaka (literally meaning middle mountain) area has plenty to do and to discover. View the bright blue lake surrounded by mountains, including Mt. Fuji, of course. In December, you can go to the lake to view the spectacular "Diamond Fuji," when Fuji casts a giant shadowy reflection on the calm waters of Lake Yamanaka.

Photography by Victoria Vlisides
Japan Travel Member

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Olga Kaneda 10 months ago
Very sunny and tranquil!