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Address: Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
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small, peaceful, still got the views!

Nice little spot, the usual excellent views of Mt Fuji from certain spots on the north shore - but by no means all of the north shore has the view. Heavily wooded all the way... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a quiet lake, but convenient to get to on the bus. Basically you can get a decent view of Mt Fuji from there on a clear day.

Thank NataliaTan2014
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little spot, the usual excellent views of Mt Fuji from certain spots on the north shore - but by no means all of the north shore has the view. Heavily wooded all the way round the lake with a road running around it as well... a few premises and hotels but nothing like as busy or crowded as the... More 

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely lake with wonderful views on the mount Fuji! Less people than the larger lake but with fantastic forest!

Thank Francesco P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Lake Saito is best accessed by Red sightseeing bus. Get a 2 days pass, since a single round trip will pay for it.

Thank Michael B
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I enjoyed canoeing in Saiko for an hour. The lake was very calm, quiet and very good place to do canoe for beginners. The lake is surrounded by mountains in, so we couldn't see Mt. Fuji. However I was very fine because I felt rich nature during canoe time.

Thank mat_mak
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

This is the best out of the 5 lakes for Mount Fuji view point in my opinion. We cycled around the circumference of the lake and it was really enjoyable, one of the best cycle routes in Asia !

Thank jackmoore93
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I bought a 2-day bus ticket which covered Lake Saiko and Lake Kawaguchiko. Of the attractions, I visited the Bat Cave and Sato Nenba Village by the Lake. It was not as big as its neighbouring Lake Kawaguchiko but it's equally charming. There are a few eateries, small minshuku, camping sites and fishing spots at the Lake. It is definitely... More 

Thank cittabella
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

I drove past Saiko lake to visit Kawaguchiko Lake, but I didn't see much worth staying for so I drove back to Saiko, where I sat and had a nice lunch by the water. It's much less crowded by buildings, which makes it (in my mind) a much better view. You hear more birds than cars. There were people fishing,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

We only had the time to drove around it and it was a pretty lake. I wish we would have more time and stay at a Ryokan hotel and enjoy a peaceful few days. With the Fuji as a back drop is an unique experience.

Thank travelat70
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Primarily, Mt Fuji cannot be seen from this lake except from the north western end at the thatched roof village vicinity. The vieof Mt Fuji from here is magnificient and looks bigger too. The drive around the lake is quite scenic too.

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