Motosu Ko


Motosu Ko

The deepest and westernmost lake of the ”Fuji Five Lakes,” it is very clear where you can enjoy marine sports and camping.

Lake Motosuko is the westernmost lake of the Fuji Five Lakes. It is 121.6 meters deep making it the deepest of the five, and it is also the clearest. The view of Mount Fuji from Lake Motosuko is especially beautiful. Many photographers visit this lake to take pictures of Diamond Fuji, which is a phenomenon where the summit and the sun overlap giving the impression of a shining diamond, and the beautiful glow of sunrise. The photo of ”Sakasa-Fuji” (or ”upside down Mount Fuji” meaning the reflection of Mount Fuji on the suface of the lake) by photographer Koyo Okada is a famous work of art used as one of the designs on Japanese currency. There are also various outdoor sports that you can enjoy in the vast nature. It is one of the best spots for windsurfing in the Kanto region, and also great for fishing, boating, hiking and camping. These can be enjoyed throughout the year, which is also very appealing. To get here, take a bus for 50 minutes from the Fujikyuko Line's Kawaguchiko Station.


  • Address

    1-6-1, Marunouchi, Koufu-shi, Yamanashi, 400-0031

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  • Nearest Station
    Kawaguchiko Station
    ・ Kawaguchiko Line (Fujikyuko)
    30 minutes by bus