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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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$1,426*
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Private Chartered Taxi Tour to the Mt Fuji 5th Station from Tokyo
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$58*
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Day Trip to Lake Saiko and Lake Kawaguchi Including Lunch

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Lovely Lake Saiko

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
cittabella
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Saskatoon
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Mercedes S
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank travelat70
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank HotEarth
Brisbane, Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is one of two lakes within a district of five lakes outside Tokyo, with commanding views of Mt Fuji. On reviewing my photos, I find I didn't take any of Lake Saiko - just of neighbouring Lake Kawaguchiko. We took a bus from Shinjuku bus station in Tokyo to Kawaguchiko, and then went on the green sightseeing bus which... More 

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Thank seagullrob
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

If you like walking you can do a really nice walk all around the like and profite of the view on the Fujisan.

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Thank Nicolas G
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We were staying at Lake Kawaguchiko and bought a 24 hour retro bus pass so we could travel around and out to Saiko Lake. We took an amazing walk through the bird sanctuary and continued on through the forest. There was still some snow on the ground and we only passed three people in the two hours we were walking.... More 

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Thank TnTOz
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

out of the 5, i actually found lake saiko rather boring. I had great views at Shoji and motosuko, some activity at kawaguchiko and yamanakkao, but saiko... was rather quiet, and peaceful. there's seem to be some activity like bat cave / traditional housing.

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Thank asylumescapee
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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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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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