Mt. Fuji,Mount Fuji
Lake Yamanakako is the largest and highest of the Fuji Five Lakes, and the closest one to Mount Fuji.
Lake Yamanakako is one of the five lakes that was formed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Fuji. It is the largest of the five lakes, and the closest one to Mount Fuji. The altitude of the lake is around 1,000 meters above sea level, making it also the highest of the Fuji Five Lakes and the third highest in all of Japan. Lake Yamanakako has abundant nature and a view that changes seasonally with Mount Fuji in the background. In the summer, the average temperature rises to 20 degrees, making it an ideal summer retreat; many tourists arrive at this time. Others enjoy yachting and windsurfing on the large lake. There are various events throughout the year including a road race, summer fireworks display, autumn leaves festival and fantastic illumination in the winter. You can get to this popular resort by driving for two hours from the city center of Tokyo. There is also a direct highway express bus.