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Address: Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Private Chartered Taxi Tour to the Mt Fuji 5th Station from Tokyo
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Quiet lake, good for relaxation

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 6, 2016
Michael B
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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 !

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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 

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Saskatoon
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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.

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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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Brisbane, Queensland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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