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Lake Yamanaka

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Address: Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanakako-mura 401-0500, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Autumn colours better than Lake Kawaguchi on 7 Nov

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jon N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

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

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Lake Yamanaka or Yamanaka- in Japanese is the largest of the Fuji great 5 lakes. Even though Yamanaka-ko is the largest Lake it is not the most built up (that's Kawaguchi-ko). As such there is more unspoilt lake side but still offers a lot to do (boating/fishing/festivals). Definitely worth a visit even if not accessible by train.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed just by the lake at Fuji Tagaogi hotel, and went walking beside it the next day. It has a board walk and pedal boats available, as well as the giant Swan shaped ferry. We didn't use any of those. Some people were jogging and riding their bikes. There are hotels dotted around the lake as well and restaurants... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Mandarin ducks, swans, plenty of fishes, nice view of Fuji san, quiet surroundings... What else could one ask for. After driving down from Mt Fuji. this was the place to take a last view of the mountain and introspect over a cup of coffee at the neighboring coffee shop. Tip: Kids will enjoy feeding the fishes, and the ducks and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Less known lake Yamanaka is less developed hence more authentic than his neighbouring Lake Kawagaciko. Perfect spot for walks and pick-nicks, jogging and boat rides.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Great place to see Fujisan , many restaurants and nature spots to visit. take a trip to the Fujisan museum and gain some knowledge of the cultural & historical value the Japanese place on Mt Fuji

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I came to lake yamanaka to see take some shots of Mount Fuji. It was tricky to reach by public transport. Starting from Odawara, I got 2 trains (the second I had a 90 min wait to catch) and then a 45 min bus journey. It was totally deserted when I came. So I had it all to myself. As... More 

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