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Saiko Lake

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Address: Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 555823131
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Great views of Mt Fuji

I saw this lake during the Fujisan marathon, so I got a unique view from the road that surrounds the lake. It's a lovely lake, but unfortunately a number of hotels have closed so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
Dale T
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216 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I saw this lake during the Fujisan marathon, so I got a unique view from the road that surrounds the lake. It's a lovely lake, but unfortunately a number of hotels have closed so you may need to stay elsewhere to visit if you can't book accommodation at the few hotels still open. The views of Mt Fuji are spectacular... More 

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Thank Dale T
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Vincentius P
Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank MaurTee
Brisbane, Australia
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189 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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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1 Thank JulieLee75
Bandung, Indonesia
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176 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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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1 Thank SurfingWild
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Jurgen B
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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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1 Thank Rebecca L
London, United Kingdom
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409 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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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