Five lakes can be found on Mt. Fuji’s northern side, in Yamanashi Prefecture: Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Sai, Lake Shoji and Lake Motosu. The largest and most popular of these is Lake Kawaguchi, but each lake offers its own unique charms and activities. Large areas of woodland surround the lakes, the most well-known being Aokigahara Forest, also called the “sea of trees.” Visitors to the Mt. Fuji area will quickly understand how much there is to see and do here—it’s not just for mountain climbers.
Mt. Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes Area