Lake Motosuko

Sightseeing information about Lake Motosuko in Japan.


Lake Motosuko (Motosu-ko)3.2

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Lake Motosu-ko, located on the border of the towns of Fujikawaguchiko and Minobu in Yamanashi Prefecture, is the westernmost of the Fuji-Goko (Fuji Five Lakes). It is 13 kilometers in circumference, 4.7 square kilometers in area and 138 meters in the maximum water depth, which is the deepest among the five lakes. The north shore of the lake is a nice spot for viewing Mt. Fuji - the photo of Mt. Fuji with its reflection in the lake that is printed on 1000 yen bills was taken from here. Though windsurfing and canoeing have become popular around the northwest area of the lake, natures around this lake, compared to other four lakes of Fuji-Goko, are not yet developed for tourist and a great deal of this area, especially on its west coast, is left untouched.

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5.03 months ago

Bring your sups and canoes or kayaks here for sure! The lake is very calm and you can sometimes get a great view of Fuji.

5.0a year ago

Beautiful place with Fuji and lake

5.04 months ago

I visited for the first time on November 22, 2020. When I arrived in the afternoon, the wind became stronger and it was quite cold. It was fine yesterday, but today the clouds were rushing in from the afternoon and I couldn't see Mt. Fuji. Actually, I was planning to visit yesterday on the 21st, and I bought a free passport for the Fujikyu train and the Fuji Five Lakes tour bus, but since it is the first time in a few minutes, it is within the expected range that it will not go as planned, but I will devote myself to this side It was good until I could worship Mt. Fuji in the lake in fine weather, but I lost the temptation of the signboard at the entrance of the panorama stand and climbed the mountain, but I gave up on the way because the day was getting shorter. However, I didn't have time to wait until the next bus, so I started walking again. After passing through the tunnel, after a while, when I turned right, I saw a road sign for Lake Motosu, and I approached a little later, but I walked a lot, so I decided to wait at the bus stop. Waiting for 20 minutes .... the bus does not come, so if I regret that the bus in the opposite direction that I passed a while ago did not get on when it stopped, it was in the opposite direction again. The bus for Kawaguchiko Station and Mt. Fuji Station arrived, so I raised my hand and boarded. It was a mystery whether there was a temporary bus in addition to the Blue Line tour bus and the regular Fuji-Q route bus, but I went out again on the 22nd. The free passport for Fuji-Q trains and tour buses is valid for two days, and I think it will cost more than 1,100 yen one way from Otsuki to Kawaguchiko station, but 3600 yen (2600 yen for buses only) is a great deal. The weather on the second day was sunny in the morning, but it was cloudy in the afternoon and I could not see Mt. Fuji from Lake Motosu with clouds, but I felt it was windy and quite cold. I also wanted to visit. The campsite was quite crowded due to the three consecutive holidays. There was a souvenir shop across the road and a shop that doubled as a place to eat, but a new wooden facility was under construction in the back of the line. It's a small building, but I hung a lot of wetsuits next to it. I didn't know what a couple of men were riding on the lake, like a small rubber port, but they were rowing dexterously. There was a sign that the pleasure boat was closed for a while due to the influence of Corona. Compared to last year, Mt. Fuji also has less snow. Last year I went to Fujiyoshida on November 1st, and although there was a lot of snow, this year the Shizuoka side has also melted away. But I like Mt. Fuji the most at this time.

4.04 months ago

Because the water is deep, the blue of the lake surface is deep and beautiful.
The view from the observatory in front of Koan Campsite is superb.
There is a small parking lot, but it is full at noon on Saturday, November.
Those who stopped on the shoulder on the way became troublesome for the policeman. If you follow the traffic rules, you should go early so as not to bother the locals.

1.07 months ago

August 12, 2020
Unfortunately, all the parking lots were full.
It's a wonderful place, so I drove the Motosu lakeside road,
As you drive to the west, the worst view is to park your car in a way that blocks more than half of one side of a two-lane road.
No way camping in this state ⛺️?
Moreover, change clothes on the street.
Isn't the Wuhan virus scary? No masks 😷, and it's super 3 dense.
Such a scene is 2-3 kilometers to the left and right
it continues.
It's like a homeless group.
It's too dangerous, as a big camper will open the door on the opposite lane side and completely block the lane.
It shouldn't be your own road.
Before the big accident happens
Take early action.

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