If you have ever seen the iconic image of Mt. Fuji reflected in the calm waters of a lake, it is almost certainly Lake Kawaguchiko. The second largest of the Fuji Five Lakes, the area is packed with outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating and other water sports. A journey around the lake’s edge is rewarding anytime of the year, particularly in the Fall when trees flush a stunning array of autumnal colors.
Tokyo (Narita) to Lake Kawaguchiko, Mount Fuji
3 h 30 min
From 3,300 yen
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minami-tsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture
All listed travel times and costs are approximate.