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Lake Yamanaka

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Address: Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanakako-mura 401-0500, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Magnificent Yamanaka-KO

One of the Fuji five lakes, Yamanaka Lake offers wonderful views of Fuji-San and is one of the closest view points of Mount Fuji. The lake is also famous for the Diamond Fuji. Me... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good half-day trip for the family if you want to view the lake or take a ride on the swan looking boat. There were several places to eat while you enjoyed part of the day by the lake. Unfortunately, the day was not so clear, so we weren't able to see Mt. Fuji.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the Fuji five lakes, Yamanaka Lake offers wonderful views of Fuji-San and is one of the closest view points of Mount Fuji. The lake is also famous for the Diamond Fuji. Me and my Friend visited the place in February 2017. Access to Lake - From Tokyo (Shinjuku) , we took the highway express bus to Yamakanako and... More 

Thank Joy_Sinha
Mangalore, India
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557 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

After disappointing weather, it was at Lake Yamanaka, where we could finally see Mt. Fuji, on our way back to Gotemba from lake Kawaguchiko. We did not do the boating as the weather was bad.

Thank mgprabhu
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were there for the weekend during the diamond fuji festival and got lucky that the skies were clear (although it was cloudy during the sunset, so we didn't get to see the diamond fuji). However, this really is the best lake to see Mt. Fuji from. The mountain looked so close, and walking along the sidewalk with Fuji in... More 

1 Thank Agnetha A
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

A truly spectacular lake in the Mt Fuji area. Don't miss the platform viewing area. We were lucky to get a bluesky day and it was amazing.

1 Thank Warren J
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

You will enjoy a nice walk along the lake and have great local and international cuisines. It's amazing!

1 Thank TheMartians
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Lake Yamanaka for autumn colour leaves on 7 Nov. A Super clear day where we could see Mt Fuji. Colours here have turned and we could see more red and orange colours here compared to Lake Kawaguchi. A nice place to visit for autumn colors and a view of Mt Fuji.

1 Thank Jon N
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

It's one of the five lakes where we can have a view of Mt. Fuji, however, it needs to be a clear sunny day for that. There's lot of options for water sports such as boating, kayaking or bike rental around the river. Lots of guesthouse, hotels around the lake and Mt. Fuji is just 50 mins drive away. I... More 

2 Thank Tejinder S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Nice train ride through stunning countryside. Number of tours worth booking to take you around the lake.

Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

A good place to visit, you can also rent a bicycle for half an hour--which is not enough to circle the lake.

1 Thank Traveler000090

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