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Lake Kawaguchiko (河口湖) is the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes with train and direct bus connections to Tokyo. A hot springresort town with various tourist attractions and views of Mount Fuji is located around the lake’s eastern end, while the northern and western shores are mostly undeveloped. The best views of Mount Fuji can be enjoyed from the lake’s northern shores and […]

With the official climbing season just around the corner (Jul 1-Aug 31), is this your year to conquer the iconic Mt. Fuji? The sacred mountain is reportedly close to attaining UNESCO World Heritage status—meaning many more like-minded hikers from near and far will want to hit the 3,776m summit. Come prepared, whether you decide to […]