Greatest Japanese lakes

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  • Perhaps, going to lakes doesn’t appeal to each and everyone. Some of you maybe think it’s better to go to the beach, and relax there. I used to think so too; until I found out these two great lakes that will make you want to go there.

    1. Biwa Lake


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    This lake is the largest lake in Japan, and is located in Shiga Prefecture. The length of this lake is about 63.49 kilometres, with the depth of around 103 meters. In Japan, they usually call it “Biwako”, “ko”, means lake in Japanese. Why the name of the lake is biwa then? One of the version says that it’s because the lake’s shape resembles Japanese musical instrument “Biwa”. The sunsets at there are truly magical.
    Wouldn’t it be great to visit this place?

    Biwa Lake Access

    2. Fuji’s Five Lakes

    There are five lakes around the Mount Fuji! The names of the lakes are Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Yamanakako, Shojiko, and Motosuko. As I told you before, “ko” meaning lake in Japanese. It is also known as ones of the best places to view Mount Fuji from at a close distance. You will definitely enjoy the breathtaking view.

    View from Kawaguchiko

    In Japanese the five lakes are called “Fujigoko”, “go”, meaning five. However, out of all those five lakes, Kawaguchiko is the only one that’s easy to access without a car.

    Kawaguchiko Station Access

    But if you’d like to see something truly amazing, I recommend you to go to Shibazakura Festival, which is held about three kilometers south of Motosuko lake.

    There you go, now you can add these 2 gorgeous lakes to the list of places you must visit in Japan! Don’t think that the beach is always your best bet.