Mt. Fuji,Mount Fuji
This lake beautifully compliments Mount Fuji, a World Heritage Site. You can enjoy many leisure activities in the vast natural surroundings.
Lake Shojiko is the smallest lake of the Fuji Five Lakes. It is called the ”Switzerland of the East” thanks to its stunning beauty, and many tourists visit this lake as one of the best summer retreats in Japan to view the splendid Mount Fuji, which changes colors seasonally. The view of Kodaki-Fuji (”child hugging Fuji” meaning that Mount Omuroyama located in the outskirts of Mount Fuji looks like it is being hugged by Mount Fuji) is famous outside Japan as well. In June, 2013, it was registered as a World Heritage Site as a constituent asset of Mount Fuji. Lake Shojiko is also known for offering a variety of leisure activities. You can enjoy fishing deepbodied crucian carp, black bass and pond smelt throughout the year. Canoeing and auto camping with the magnificent view of Mount Fuji in the background, and trekking in the middle of vast nature are also available. You don't have to worry because it's a trekking course that beginners can also enjoy. There are highway express buses from many areas, and it is also possible to get here directly.