Lake Kawaguchiko
Lake Kawaguchiko
4.5
Bodies of Water • Scenic Walking Areas
Read more
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Lake Kawaguchiko
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
2,307 reviews
Excellent
1,295
Very good
789
Average
193
Poor
18
Terrible
12

indras_t
6 contributions
Not too far from Tokyo, you can reach this lake by public transport such as bus or train. If you want to be more flexible, I recommend going there by bus from Shinjuku bus terminal (in front of Shinjuku station). It takes about 2 and half hours and costs around JPY 2,000. Several cafes can be found around the lake and you can enjoy the peaceful and beautiful scenery while enjoying a cup of coffee or a piece of cake. You can also enjoy the view of mount Fuji from certain part of this lake. However, it is not on the side you can see mount Fuji, it is still enjoyable. One day trip is enough if you only want to enjoy the lake, but seems too short if you want to enjoy Yamanashi prefecture.
Written May 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen E
Adelaide, Australia288 contributions
We stayed in this area in an Airbnb. Very easy access to the station which had trains and buses. The bus routes give you the opportunity to eat a two day unlimited usage pass for 1500 and use the red, green and blue lines. We used to travel around lake to hop on and off to have a meal and then head to ropeway. Was a beautiful area to enjoy the peace and quiet and just relax and take in the sights. Lots of restaurants and shops. If you want to see Mt Fuji would definitely recommend basing yourself here at the lake.
Written February 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Daniel
Cambridge, UK7 contributions
Solo
An inexpensive, 20 minute boat ride takes you out onto the lake and gives you some of the best views imaginable when it comes to Mt Fuji. The day I went was perfect for it, so every yen spent was absolutely worth it. If you’re heading to the lake, it’s really something you can’t afford to miss.
Written March 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

milcah889
Quezon City, Philippines890 contributions
A multitude of attractions provide one with an opportunity to have a glimpse of Mt. Fuji; however, Lake Kawaguchiko gives one a beautiful panoramic view of Mt. Fuji, accented by the serenity of the lake and the clear skies above it. There's no need to linger too long in the area (especially as it can get a bit crowded after some time since it's a highly popular tourist spot).

If you're looking for an excellent private tour operator, do consider Joey's Van and Chauffeur, +81 90-1778-3759(Viber/Line)
Written April 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mick
Bangkok, Thailand131 contributions
Went by myself. Forget the tours and save some cash. Took the highway bus from Shinjuku station (can also us Tokyo station) 2000Yen one way and can prebook online. Simply open the Highway buses Japan website. Make sure to get off at Lake Kawaguchiko and not FjuiQ Kawaguchiko as this is an amusement park.
Local buses (three lines) service the area and there are push bikes available. I went to the maple corridor with the red line bus and walked back. to the station but then I am a strong walker. The sightseeing in early to mid November is simply outstanding. Maple, Gingko and Chestnut tress are numerous and proudly show their reds, yellows and oranges. Views of Mt. Fujiyama are splendid and there is some snow on its peak.
Overall this is a must do in early to mid November.
Written November 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nicole F.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15 contributions
Solo
Best spot for photo taking as you stroll down the lake side. Recommend to ride on Red Line bus and stop at bus stop number 16, the best spot as you see most Mt Fuji shots are taken. Picnicking can be a good option to spend time here.
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rae C
Brea, CA56 contributions
In my opinion, one of the best spot to view mt.Fuji on a clear day. And especially good to watch the sunrise and set. From Kawaguchiko station you can take the redline bus and get off around stop 16-17. Also if you are here in the winter, your chances of seeing Mt.Fuji is higher than other season.
Written February 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mintchocolatecake
Jakarta, Indonesia64 contributions
Lake Kawaguchi is one of the most famous lakes in the Mt. Fuji area. When the weather is crystal clear, you will find the amazing view of Mt. Fuji. It's worth a visit even if it's only to take picture from the side of the lake.
Written March 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

pam_i
Howell, MI305 contributions
If you are lucky enough to get a hotel with a view an upper floor is a fantastic place to see the lake. There is a road you can walk around the lake or there are local buses. Some place have bicycle rentals also. It was cloudy so we went up the ropeway to see the beautiful view of the lake.
Written January 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GintamaZ
California2,736 contributions
Family
One of the best vista point to see Mt Fuji.

There are many spots along the north side of the lake that has clear view of Mt Fuji. Adequate parking , bathroom and eateries at the stops.
Written January 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,044
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Lake Kawaguchiko (Fujikawaguchiko-machi) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Kawaguchiko

We recommend booking Lake Kawaguchiko tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 47 Lake Kawaguchiko tours on Tripadvisor


Hotels near Lake Kawaguchiko: View all hotels near Lake Kawaguchiko on Tripadvisor

Restaurants near Lake Kawaguchiko: View all restaurants near Lake Kawaguchiko on Tripadvisor