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Saiko Lake

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Address: Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Private Chartered Taxi Tour to the Mt Fuji 5th Station from Tokyo
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small, peaceful, still got the views!

Nice little spot, the usual excellent views of Mt Fuji from certain spots on the north shore - but by no means all of the north shore has the view. Heavily wooded all the way... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We took the green bus to Lake Saiko but it was raining cats and dogs so we took in the sights on the entire round trip. It was a mistake as the bus was crowded, stuffy and with the miserable weather the sights looked unappealing. The round trip took 1.5 hrs which included bacttracking a portion of the way -... More 

Thank hallelujahtraveller2
Singapore, Singapore
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70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It's a quiet lake, but convenient to get to on the bus. Basically you can get a decent view of Mt Fuji from there on a clear day.

Thank NataliaTan2014
Bangkok, Thailand
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381 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Nice little spot, the usual excellent views of Mt Fuji from certain spots on the north shore - but by no means all of the north shore has the view. Heavily wooded all the way round the lake with a road running around it as well... a few premises and hotels but nothing like as busy or crowded as the... More 

Shanghai, China
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704 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

What a lovely lake with wonderful views on the mount Fuji! Less people than the larger lake but with fantastic forest!

Thank Francesco P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Lake Saito is best accessed by Red sightseeing bus. Get a 2 days pass, since a single round trip will pay for it.

Thank Michael B
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I enjoyed canoeing in Saiko for an hour. The lake was very calm, quiet and very good place to do canoe for beginners. The lake is surrounded by mountains in, so we couldn't see Mt. Fuji. However I was very fine because I felt rich nature during canoe time.

Thank mat_mak
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best out of the 5 lakes for Mount Fuji view point in my opinion. We cycled around the circumference of the lake and it was really enjoyable, one of the best cycle routes in Asia !

Thank jackmoore93
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I bought a 2-day bus ticket which covered Lake Saiko and Lake Kawaguchiko. Of the attractions, I visited the Bat Cave and Sato Nenba Village by the Lake. It was not as big as its neighbouring Lake Kawaguchiko but it's equally charming. There are a few eateries, small minshuku, camping sites and fishing spots at the Lake. It is definitely... More 

Thank cittabella
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I drove past Saiko lake to visit Kawaguchiko Lake, but I didn't see much worth staying for so I drove back to Saiko, where I sat and had a nice lunch by the water. It's much less crowded by buildings, which makes it (in my mind) a much better view. You hear more birds than cars. There were people fishing,... More 

Thank Mercedes S
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We only had the time to drove around it and it was a pretty lake. I wish we would have more time and stay at a Ryokan hotel and enjoy a peaceful few days. With the Fuji as a back drop is an unique experience.

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