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“Great scenery!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kawaguchiko Lake

Kawaguchiko Lake
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture 401-0301, Japan
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Great scenery!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Instead of taking the retro bus, rent a bicycle and cycle around the lake. Different type of experience and great scenery! Beware of the cars though, overall it's real fun and safe to hop around lake kawaguchiko

Visited November 2013
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Toulouse, France
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“Lake Kawaguchiko Oishi - A Beautiful Stopover with super views of Fuji-san!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Friends with a condo in Oishi (bus stop#20) brought us here after a drive up to Mt. Fuji 5th Station. The views from here are fantastic. There are rows and rows of lavender growing around the Oishi Natural Living Centre (bus stop #21). This area can be easily accessed on the Retro Bus from Kawaguchiko Station. We can't comment personally on hotels in the area but as best as we can tell all the properties we observed seem to cater more to the domestic market. Foreign visitors here tend to be mostly day-trippers from Tokyo. Such a shame really as there is so much more to see than can be done in a day. Some of the walks around Lake Kawaguchiko are adventures by themselves.

Visited October 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Peaceful with some great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I envy residents of Tokyo that they can take a trip from the city to here - it's lonly a 2 hours bus ride away.
The lake is a great place to take a walk and there are water bikes available for rent.
If you want to get a great view of Mt Fuji, you can climb a small hill and watch it from the observation deck. The climb up is not hard.

Visited October 2012
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Bangkok
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“Lovely place around Mt. Fuji”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The lake is very attractive and interesting place to visit around. Another great place to visit over the weekend outside busy Tokyo. Taking only 1-2 hours on the bus from Shinjuku bus terminal to arrive Kawaguchiko station. Local hotel and hostel are around and easy to find in the internet. It takes 2-3 days to visit all the places around the lake with hop on-hop off retro bus. You can save some budget by buying Fuji-Hakone pass from Odakyu sightseeing counter at Shinjuku JR station.

Visited August 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Great place around Mt. Fuji”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Great place to escape from busy and hectic life in Tokyo. This place is really cool and quiet. The scenery was great (you can get the lake and mt. fuji in one capture) and the air was so fresh. But I recommend not to stay for long time around here since nothing you can do than walking around the lake and enjoy the view and air. I think 1 or 2 days is enough.

Visited June 2013
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