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Saiko Lake

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Address: Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture

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Smaller Lake but with unparalleled views of Mt Fuji.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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Solihull, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Having the retro bus hopping for both lake kawaguchiko and lake saiko. I'm impressed with the scenery during autumn season!

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Kuala Lumpur
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I visited the lake twice, once on a bike and second time while running the Fujisan marathon. It features beautiful views of Mt. Fuji from north shore and some nice camping places. It was a bit windy and definitely too cold in November.

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Jepara
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Unlike the bigger Kawaguchiko and Yamanaka-ko,Saiko lake's water looks dark blue,probably because it's deeper.I have spotted people fishing around the lake,but as far as I know you need to get permission for this kind of activity.Have not really seen any people swimming in any of the lakes,probably coz of the water temperature. While there is not much to do on... More 

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Athens
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

fuji had a different feeling from saiko lake, the surroundings where native compared to the spots from the city or other lakes. i saw canoes for rental there but i don't know when is the rental season. i would have done that though if weather was warmer.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

this is my end destination for the Aokigahara trekking course, provides view of the Mt Fuji from the Nenba parking lot and a nice view of the surroundings forest

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