Lake Yamanakako, the best spot for viewing Mount Fuji in Japan

Lake Yamanakako, the best spot for viewing Mount Fuji in Japan

Lake Yamanakako is located in the village of Yamanakako in Yamanashi Prefecture near Mount Fuji, Japan. It is the largest of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of surface area, and is the highest of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of elevation. It is also the best spot for viewing Mount Fuji in Japan.

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FUJIMI KOTOKU KOEN (PARK), a secret spot for cherry blossoms viewing (sakura) in Fuji

FUJIMI KOTOKU KOEN (PARK), a secret spot for cherry blossoms viewing (sakura) in Fuji

The Fujimi Kotoku Park is a secret spot for viewing cherry trees with Mt. Fuji views in Fujiyoshida. It is off the beaten track and tourists may not know about this place. The park also has a shrine and a recreational walking trail. It is a…

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Cherry Blossoms (sakura) at Lake Kawaguchiko, Mount Fuji, Japan

Cherry Blossoms (sakura) at Lake Kawaguchiko, Mount Fuji, Japan

Lake Kawaguchiko, also known as the hot spring resort town, is located at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan and is the second largest of the Five Fuji Lakes. It is also the most easily accessible of the Five Fuji Lakes with direct train and bus connections to Tokyo. It has some of the best sakura/cherry blossoms…

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HOTEL MYSTAYS Fuji Onsen Resort: the top hotel to stay in Fuji

HOTEL MYSTAYS Fuji Onsen Resort: the top hotel to stay in Fuji

After a long day of travel from Kyoto, changing trains and buses, I arrived at Hotel Mystays Fuji Onsen Resort very late in the night. The front desk team was warm and hospitable and after check-in, helped me book a massage later in the night at their favorite salon…

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Top 5 Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Spots around Mt. Fuji, Japan

Top 5 Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Spots around Mt. Fuji, Japan

Japan is one of the topmost countries in the world for cherry blossom or sakura (as the Japanese call it) viewing. Each spring the cherry trees blossom for a very short time in different parts of Japan. Starting from Japan's southern subtropical islands of Okinawa…

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