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Lake Yamanaka(Yamanaka-ko)

The closest lake to Mt.Fuji.

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Lake

Lake Yamanaka covers an area of about 6.57 square kilometers and is about 980.5 meters above sea level. It is located at the third highest point in Japan. The lake is the closest to Mt. Fuji among the “Fuji Five Lakes " and offers beautiful scenery of the four seasons with the majestic Mt.Fuji.

Visitors can enjoy sightseeing throughout the year, with tulips in spring, sunflowers in summer, cosmos and colored leaves in autumn, and beautiful snow-capped mountains in winter.

It is a plateau at an altitude of about 1,000 meters, and the climate is about the same as that of Hokkaido, making it a popular summer resort. In summer, the area is crowded with tourists who enjoy barbecues, camping, marine sports, and fishing. There are many sightseeing spots around Lake Yamanaka, and there is also a cycling path that goes almost all the way around the lake, making it possible to enjoy the lake in a variety of ways.

For a quick and easy way to experience the nature of Lake Yamanaka, we recommend taking the sightseeing boat "Swan Lake" or the amphibious KABA bus, which allows you to enjoy both land and water sightseeing while riding on the bus.

Highlights

  • You can enjoy the magnificent Mount Fuji and nature in an active way.
  • The climate is pleasant in summer, and it is popular as a summer resort.
  • It is called "Swan Lake", and in winter you can see the collaboration of swans and Mt.Fuji.
  • There are many courses for easy trekking and hiking.
  • There are many popular spots in the surrounding area, such as Oshino Hakkai, Yamanakako Hanano Miyako Koen, and Yamanakako panoramic viewing platform.

Photos

  • Lake Yamanaka is known as the closest lake to Mt.Fuji.

    Lake Yamanaka is known as the closest lake to Mt.Fuji.

  • Various flowers bloom in all seasons.

    Various flowers bloom in all seasons.

  • A cycling path that almost circles the lake.

    A cycling path that almost circles the lake.

  • View from the Yamanakako panoramic viewing platform.

    View from the Yamanakako panoramic viewing platform.

  • Autumn leaves in Lake Yamanaka

    Autumn leaves in Lake Yamanaka

  • Lake Yamanaka in Winter

    Lake Yamanaka in Winter

Reviews

4
  • Shakun Tse

    可以一邊搭乘天鵝造型船,一邊來欣賞富士山美景。

  • 李桂勝

    在湖邊看富士山的美景,心情舒爽!

  • 李宗漢

    有釣魚 溫泉設施還有植物公園等週邊景點,非常好玩。

  • 德生

    這裡比較可以拍到富士山的漂亮照片。

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Details

Name in Japanese
山中湖
Postal Code
401-0500
Address
Yamanakakomura, Minamitsurugun, Yamanashi
Tel
0263-95-2433
Admission
Free
Regular Holidays
None
Hours of operation
None specified
Access
Approx. 2 hours on express bus from JR Shinjuku Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)