There is so much to see at Lake Kawaguchiko. It is one of the most famous national parks in Japan and an incredible Mt. Fuji viewing point. Here are my top three recommendations. Most importantly soak in the beautiful, natural surroundings. Japan is exciting and vibrant, and the cities are large, bustling bright light craziness. Lake Kawaguchiko is a quiet haven of calm, where Japan takes a breath.
1. Visit the ancient Japanese samurai villages.
They have been rebuilt after a typhoon in the 1960’s and serve as a living museum of ancient Japanese culture.
There is also some real nice free green tea, always get the free tea.
(stop 69 on the Green Line bus)
It’s pretty kitschy and cute. And the best way to visit any lake is to get in the water.
This was my all time favourite moment of my time in Japan so far. I’ve always wanted to see Mt. Fuji and was outrageously pleased to get a chance to see it.
For people like me who have no intention of climbing any mountains, seeing Mt. Fuji from this vantage point is a must.
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