On our second free afternoon, we set out to Saiko (西湖, West Lake), the least developed of the Fuji Five Lakes. After about half an hour bus ride from Fujiyoshida, we got off at the Eastern end of the Lake and started walking along the Northern Shore, stopping for a meal of the famous hand-made Udon of the region and rice-balls with lake trout. (more…)
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Fujiyoshida is located in the Fuji Five Lakes region. With a few free hours on our hands, we decided to start exploring a little. The lake closest to us (only 6 minutes by train) is Kawaguchiko (河口湖). On the walk from the station to the lake, the town looked a bit depressing at first, and not at all like a touristic spot. Only upon reaching the lake shore, the usual souvenir shops and cafes started showing up.
A little further on, the Kachikachi Ropeway goes up the mountain. From the top, Mt. Fuji can be admired on one side, while the other side overlooks the lake.