Motosuko Lake
Motosuko Lake
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krocchi
Singapore, Singapore1,430 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Lake Motosu is one of Fuji Five Lakes and is the lake in the Japanese 1000 yen note. It is the third largest lake in Fuji Five Lakes. I would recommend visiting it.
Written March 19, 2023
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Sachintha G
Las Vegas, NV71 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
First of all, you need to go there during the right time; they have the Shibazakura (Pink Phlox flowers) festival April through June every year, and if you make the trip during the peak of the flowering you will not be disappointed.

I kept an eye on their website for details on flowering status, which you must do (the website referenced below) and in addition it wouldn't hurt to call them and ask; the folks there are quite helpful although they only speak Japanese. Find someone who speaks and call them and you can get most up to date information on when to go.

We went there on a weekend and understandably very crowded. You need to take a bus to the place, but it was so crowded and heavy road traffic we spent more than two hours just on the bus to the place which would normally take 20 minutes. So make it a point to go early, as early as 8 or 9 am even.

But when we go there it was unbelievable; with the Mt. Fuji in the backdrop with it's snow coating at the top, and all the flowers in the foreground, it's simply breathtaking. If you're a photographer like me, more so!

I definitely recommend this place, but again, make sure you go there at the right time.
Written August 31, 2014
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Ricky M
Indonesia211 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
You will get bad experience if you come here not in the right time. I came here around 22-23 April and the flowers has not blossom yet. And I got nothing and it was rain. Some of you maybe has googling it in the internet that they have lots of pink or red flowers. But its only good when you come here in the right time. The local person said to me, that the flowers will blossom the next week after our visit. So it might be the end of April or beginning of May.

Other facilities:
They have wide parking area enough for buses, they have restaurant, vending machine, outdoor toilet, souvenir shop, etc.

Tips:
1. Before you go here, please make sure that you come in the right time. Its far from Tokyo, so i think you will waste your time.
2. Bring umbrella, they also sell umbrella but its better for you to bring one since the umbrella they sold is a bit more expensive.
Written May 2, 2014
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Vanessa Y
Tokyo, Japan815 contributions
Apr 2012 • Couples
If you want to check out the scene of the 1000 yen note ... this is the place! Totally crowded on New Year's Day, early morning ... but, always a great view of Mt. Fuji.
Written May 3, 2012
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lmitravel
Calgary, Canada378 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
We were here on May 13 and the pink moss was in full bloom. It's very pretty yes, but as someone else said in a review below, it is not quite as pretty as you expect it to be based on photos. We actually were puzzled when we could not find the view where Mount Fuji rises from the field of flowers or towers behind it... Well turns out if you crouch down REALLY low and position your camera JUST SO, you will get that view if you're patient enough to wait for the split second when no one is your viewfinder. Otherwise, it's just a park with flowers - and not a very big one! Lots of people, very crowded. Refreshments and restrooms available, but you may have to wait in line. We were staying in Kawaguchiko, so it didn't take us too long to get here (30 mins on the bus), but there are busloads of people from Tokyo coming specifically to see the pink moss... If you're considering that, don't - it's not worth the 3 hour (one way) trip.
Written June 17, 2015
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KDT02
Metro Manila, Philippines22 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
Been to a few other countries in the Asian region but this tops the list! Make sure you come during spring time around early May. Pink flowers and the stunningly glorious Mt. Fuji in the background with the ice cap all make for a wonderful experience. I had a great time roaming around taking photos of the different Shibazakura flowers and could not get enough of Mt. Fuji. Will definitely be back with my parents next time. What a way to see the beauty of God's creation! Didn't book a tour for this and went with a friend so we stuck to the budget. Awesome place!
Written August 4, 2015
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xksb
Hong Kong, China261 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
I visited the Fuji Shibazakura Festival on April 30th, 2015 with around 50% of flowers blooming. Heard it's ideal to visit in May in most years to catch the full bloom. I really like this park. Just enough there to spend a good 3-4 hours. Good food, souvenirs, cake shop, foot bath overlooking Mt. Fuji, tea tasting and a mini post office. Really like this park and highly recommend this place for a day trip outside of Tokyo.
Written May 1, 2015
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juzb78
Kuala Lumpur57 contributions
May 2013
Although when we got there it was pouring, it didn't hinder the visitors. It is truly a must visit. Very beautiful indeed.
Written May 25, 2013
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Nickie River
Hong Kong, China47 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
It’s a good place to watch mountain Fuji, but too many cars there, we need to wait for a parking space in weekdays, however, we waited for a short time only, I think it’s because the visitors won’t stay in the lake for a long time.
Written November 11, 2018
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kormensandiego
Manila, Philippines777 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
Our trip falls right at the same time the Fuji Shibasakura Festival is held. The shibasakura is actually pink floss flowers that grow in the region in late April to May. There are fields of bright pink flowers in the area where the festival is held in Lake Motosu, and best of all you can see Mt. Fuji in the background. You can also see different shades of pink.

Photographers will love this as the scenery is just excellent. This year, they have the replica of a mini Fuji which is a tiny hill in the middle of the field with white flowers at the tip.

Many food stalls and local produce shops around and you can try the different snacks there while walking around the lake. There are also some seating areas under the tents. Portable toilets are available.

An elevated platform is also built so that you can have a panoramic view of the entire park with the pink flowers and Mt. Fuji in the background. The platform has a limited capacity, so people take turns to go up and have a look. Queue is not bad when we visited in May.

Parking was available and there were guides to show us the availability by row as people go in and out of the festival.

2 years ago, I got to see the Lavender Fields in Lake Kawaguchiko but this was in June and we didn't get to see Mt. Fuji then because of cloudy weather. I could imagine the same scenery although Lake Motosu is farther from the base of Mt. Fuji than Lake Kawaguchiko.

Definitely a must see if you're there during the festival month.
Written June 5, 2015
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