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Lake Yamanakako Pleasure Boat “Swan Lake”

Enjoy a cruise around the largest of the 5 Fuji Lakes on this swan-designed boat.

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Sightseeing Boats

Yamanakako, the largest of the Fuji Five Lakes. Once known as the “Princess Odette”, the newly revamped sightseeing boat cruising Lake Yamanakako is now operating as “Swan Lake”. The full route takes 25 minutes, offering a cozy ride as you gaze upon the gorgeous lake scenery and Mt. Fuji above.

The entire boat is designed to resemble a swan, based on the idea of having “The most beautiful swan in Japan float across a premier spot at Mt. Fuji’s footsteps”. Its received a number of accolades, floating across the lake in all of its glory under the swan design furnished by Japanese designer Eiji Mitooka.

The boat entire features a natural oak lumber finish with gorgeous wood grain. Inside its plump shape, guests are greeted with a warm, cozy feel inside.

There are a number of added perks across the boat for young ones to enjoy, including special kids seating, as well as seats with steering wheels and binoculars to give a real seafaring look and feel. There’s even a water-friendly swan feeding experience where you can buy your Swan Lake boat ticket along with food to feed the swans as a set. You won’t want to miss this chance to enjoy the gorgeous views and meet with a few wild swans along the way.

You can get on at two places, either the Asahigaoka or Yamanaka Piers. Please note that changes in open days/hours may occur if a state of emergency related to COVID-19 is declared. The boat will only be able to depart from Asahigaoka pier during weekdays. Please check the official website (regularly updated regarding hours, etc.) to check availability beforehand.

Highlights

  • Cruise across Lake Yamanakako in a Swan Lake-inspired sightseeing boat that’s loved by all.
  • This cute, sleek design is by Japanese influential designer Eiji Mitooka.
  • Take in the sights of the largest of the Fuji Five lakes along with Mt. Fuji at the same time.
  • Plenty of perks for kids to love, including a telescope and seats with steering handles attached.

Photos

  • Swan Lake hugged by the nearby view of Mt. Fuji

    Swan Lake hugged by the nearby view of Mt. Fuji

  • Gaze at Mt. Fuji even from inside the boat.

    Gaze at Mt. Fuji even from inside the boat.

  • Feel like a real boat captain at the observation seats for kids with steering handles

    Feel like a real boat captain at the observation seats for kids with steering handles

  • Designed by Eiji Mitooka

    Designed by Eiji Mitooka

  • Seeing Mt. Fuji from above the lake is a unique angle unlike any other.

    Seeing Mt. Fuji from above the lake is a unique angle unlike any other.

  • Interior layout provides ample views to enjoy from inside.

    Interior layout provides ample views to enjoy from inside.

Reviews

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  • 曹錦

    美麗的天鵝船配上雄偉的富士山,形成一副優美的圖畫。

  • ~暖~

    山中湖又有天鵝湖的稱呼,在湖中搭乘天鵝船,在恰當也不過。

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Details

Name in Japanese
山中湖遊覧船 白鳥の湖
Postal Code
401-0502
Address
506 Hirano, Yamanakakomura, Minamitsurugun, Yamanashi
Tel
0555-62-0130
Closed
Open every day
※Sudden closures/changes in business hours may apply if state of emergency is declared.
Hours
9:30am-4:30pm
Fare
Adults: 1,000yen, Children (elementary aged) 500yen
※Small Children (ages 0-5, 1 per adult) granted free admission when accompanied by adult.
Access
(1)From Fujikyuko Line Mt. Fuji Station, take the Fujikko-go Bus (Fuji-Yoshida/Lake Yamanaka/Oshino Sightseeing bus ) for approx. 45 min. to arrive.
(2) From Tokaido Shinkansen stopping at Mishima Station, take the express bus for Lake Kawaguchiko for approx. 1 hr and 40 mins.
(3) From JR Gotemba Station, take the express bus for Lake Kawaguchiko for approx. 50 min.
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (English)