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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 15 November 2016
Jon N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Warren J
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank TheMartians
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

Thank Jon N
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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 

Thank Tejinder S
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.

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.

Thank Traveler000090
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.

Thank Natalie P
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 

Thank Wythen
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 

Thank Drdm2013
Magadino, Switzerland
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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.

Thank GianlucaGuidotti

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