Fujikawaguchiko-machi is home to 4 of Mt Fuji's 5 lakes (lakes Kawaguchi, Sai, Shoji and Motosu) and each lake has a lookout point from which to view Mt Fuji. What's more, from the vibrant tourist destination of Lake Kawaguchi to the quiet Lake Motosu with its rich nature still intact, each lake has something special to enjoy.
Enjoy the very different scenery of the lakes and Mt Fuji throughout the seasons: cherry blossoms in spring, lavender in summer, autumn leaves and winter snow.
Fujikawaguchi-ko hosts a variety of events throughout the four seasons.
Beginning with the cherry blossom festival around Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi in spring, various events, big and small, are held throughout the year including the Lake Kawaguchi herb festival at the beginning of summer, the Fuji five lakes fireworks festival in mid-summer, the Fujikawaguchiko autumn leaves festival, the winter fireworks festival and the Lake Sai ice festival. During event times, the town comes alive with many visitors.
At each of Fujikawaguchiko-machi's lakes you can enjoy various water sports (boating, canoeing, water-skiing, wind-surfing etc.) as well as other outdoor activities including camping and fishing, all of which make the most of the natural environment. There are also many mountains where you can view Mt Fuji and the lakes from the top, and the mountain trails are visited by hiking novices and veterans alike to enjoy the natural surroundings and the view.
Oishi cloth is a traditional hand-woven cloth that has been made in the Oishi area on Lake Kawaguchi's north shore from the Edo period. At the time, silk was harvested from silkworms in the Oishi area and the woven textiles created were sold and spread through Japan via the faithful who made their pilgrimage to Mt Fuji as well as merchants. Oishi cloth is known for being soft yet durable, and smooth to the touch.
At the Oishi-tsumugi-dentokogeikan (traditional arts museum) located on the north shore of Lake Kawaguchi, you can see kimonos made with Oishi cloth and view the production and dyeing facilities etc.
Fujikawaguchiko-machi boasts dishes made with game meat including a new dish for the area, "venison curry". Farms were experiencing damage to their crops from wild deer, particularly in the Lake Motosu and Lake Shoji areas, so instead of just culling them, we offer venison as a menu item that is high-protein and low-calorie.
"Fujimabushi" is rice cooked with the highly sough-after sockeye salmon and rainbow trout cultivated in Lake Sai, and is receiving a lot of attention as a new local delicacy of Fujikawaguchiko-machi.
In June 2013 Mt Fuji was world heritage listed.
As the home of a world heritage site, Fujikawaguchiko-machi is "creating a town that is good for living, good for visiting, kind to nature and kind to people".
We hope you will come to experience all we have to offer at Fujikawaguchiko-machi, the home of a world heritage site.
Pictured is Fujikawaguchiko-machi's mascot character, "Fuji-pyon"
Take the chuo-honsen line from Tokyo, Shinjuku or Hajioji to Otsuki station.
From Otsuki take the Fujikyuko line to Kawaguchiko station.
Highway bus :
Highway buses for Kawaguchiko station leave from many locations including Shinjuku, Haneda airport, Omiya/Kawagoe/ Tokorozawa, Tokyo/Ichigao, Yokohama, Center Kita/Tama Plaza, Shibuya/Futakotamagawa.
Restaurants listed on Taberukoto provide all information a traveller may need and will have English menus so you can enjoy a stress-free meal.