Nestled in Yamanashi Prefecture, the Fuji Five Lakes region is more than just the home of Japan's iconic Mount Fuji.
Nestled in Yamanashi Prefecture, the Fuji Five Lakes region is more than just the home of Japan's iconic Mount Fuji. While the majestic peak is clearly the focal point, the lakes—Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Yamanakako, Shojiko, and Motosuko—captivate visitors with subterranean caves, serene waters, picturesque ancient shrines and primeval forests.
These lakes were formed from ancient lava flows from Mount Fuji's eruptions, with Saiko, Shojiko, and Motosuko uniquely connected underground, sharing the same surface level. Beyond its natural beauty, the region caters to both adventurers and thrill-seekers, from tranquil hiking trails and boating excursions to the adrenaline-pumping attractions of Fuji-Q Highland, one of Japan's most popular amusement parks best known for its record-breaking roller coasters and elaborate anime-themed rides.