3 Best Places to Visit On Your Way Back From Mt. Fuji

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  • The most popular landmark you can find in Japan is Mt. Fuji, which is located in Chubu, an area in the center of Honshu, Japan’s main island. If you happen to finish your Mt. Fuji adventure, you should as well consider visiting these other places on your way back.

    Oshino Hakkai

    This is the name given to the eight ponds in Oshino, Yamanashi. The eight ponds include the following: Deguchi Pond, Okama Pond, Sokonuke Pond, Chosi Pond, Waku Pond, Nigori Pond, Kagami Pond and Shobu Pond. The spring water comes from Mt. Fuji’s underground waters. Since Mt. Fuji is believed to be a spiritual mountain, Oshino Hakkai is then called “The Spring of God.” They are formed from melted snow that comes from the top of Mt. Fuji. It is considered to be one of Japan’s National Treasures. You can find a lot of restaurants and gift shops in this place. It is accessible from Kawaguchiko station, hop on a local bus and get off at “Oshino Hakkai”.(Make sure the bus actually stops there beforehand).

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    Lake Kawaguchiko

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    Among the five lakes in Fuji, Lake Kawaguchiko is the second largest lake regarding surface area. It also offers a great view of Mt. Fuji and is a popular resort area for tourists, especially during summer months. You can find many hotels, windsurfing facilities, camping sites and excursion boats here.

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    Mt. Kachi-kachi Ropeway

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    Mt. Kachi-kachi Ropeway are located in Kawaguchiko Tenjoyama Park. This place offers a great view of the beautiful landscapes in any season. You can reach the place by train, car or bus. With an observation deck having an altitude of 1,075 meters, you’ll totally enjoy a fantastic view of Mt Fuji on one side and Lake Kawaguchiko on the other. If you like, you can also go hiking. Hiking course goes through an unpaved road, so you have to wear casual clothes and shoes. You can also have a walk down the lakeside which will take you about 40 minutes.

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