Lake Sai (Saiko, lit. "Western Lake"), is smaller and much less developed than neighboring Lake Kawaguchi. It is surrounded by wooded mountains, forests and several camp sites.
The views of Mount Fuji from the lake shores is partly blocked by a mountain range south of the lake, but there are beautiful, full views of the volcano from the lake's western shores.
A network of pleasant hiking trails covers the mountains and hills surrounding the lake, as well as the Aokigahara Jukai, lit. "Aokigahara tree ocean"... read more
Lake Kawaguchi (Kawaguchiko) is the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes. It is located in Kawaguchiko Town, a hot spring resort named after the lake, and well connected with central Tokyo by trains and direct buses. Kawaguchiko's town center and the hot spring ryokan, some of which have baths with views of Mount Fuji, are clustered around the southeastern shores of Lake Kawaguchi. You can use the baths of some ryokan during daytime and against an admission fee of a few hundred yen even if you are not stay... read more