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Address: , Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 555823131
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Nice to drive around

We stayed at the lake in a rented holiday house with verandah views of Lake Saiko with Mt Fuji in the background. It was beautiful to look at and to drive around the small lake.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If only for the lake, saiko is far better than kawaguchiko. If your trip is foggy and have no chance of viewing mt Fuji, make saiko as your priority. Even if you just take a bus tour circling the lake feels better. It is underdeveloped than kawaguchiko, but that's what make it better looking. I also found the attraction around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stayed at the lake in a rented holiday house with verandah views of Lake Saiko with Mt Fuji in the background. It was beautiful to look at and to drive around the small lake.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Connected to Kawaguchiko lake, Saiko lake is best accessed on the tourist bus, which you can get on and off at many locations around the two lakes. Some parts of this lake are quite quiet and isolated, if you're looking for some peace away from the main tourist hordes.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A beautiful small lake with lots of small blue boats on the beaches and a stunning view of Mount Fuji. Definitely a must if you are looking for those great shots of Fuji and have the time to drive around and explore the five lakes area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

but only from the west side of the lake: drive down to the small peninsula, like the fishermen do, and you'll have a great view!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This lake is nice to walk or ride around, and if you were a camper or outdoors person that preferred the quiet then it would be better for you than Lake Kawaguchiko. There is very little infrastructure around this lake and the only transport are the local buses that run every 1/2 hour or so. You could easily see this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a small lake. We were staying at Lake Yamanaka which is a lot bigger and better to walk/cycle around but seeing Mount Fuji from Saiko was interesting too. A pleasant place to stop and take pictures or have a picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We spent an hour cycling round this lake with a stop at the bat cave and then some great soba ramen at the saiko resthouse sitting on a picnic table with the best view of Fuji. it's on the western most part of the lake. As soon as you see the amazing view, the resthouse is probably right behind you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A smaller lake compared to its neighbouring Lake Kawaguchi but there are a lot of great lookout points which showcase unparalleled views of Mt Fuji. Its a quieter and less touristy place to stay than Kawaguchi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

What amazing views...so picturesque. Perfect reflection of Fuji on the lake. So quiet and peaceful. Perfect break to take if your away on business and can get away for a day or 2.

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