On a clear day, the lake is placid. (Photo: Victoria Vlisides)

Lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi

Mt. Fuji lake area with stunning views and lots to do

Victoria Vlisides   - 1 min read

Lake Yamanaka is a gorgeous and tranquil spot to view Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture. I was first inspired to travel here by these spectacular views of Fuji.

It's near another popular spot, Kawaguchiko, but I felt it was a much less crowded area. Yamanaka (literally meaning middle mountain) area has plenty to do and to discover. View the bright blue lake surrounded by mountains, including Mt. Fuji, of course. In December, you can go to the lake to view the spectacular "Diamond Fuji," when Fuji casts a giant shadowy reflection on the calm waters of Lake Yamanaka.

Victoria Vlisides

Victoria Vlisides @victoria.vlisides

Trained journalist who's not yet jaded. Can't get enough of meeting new people, the view, cheap travel, cherry-blossom-flavored food, dinner&drinks. Painfully addicted to Japan's gochya-gochya machines. If you're the type of person to try something new vs. something you know you like, we'll get a...