The sacred pools: Oshino Hakkai

The area around Mount Fuji holds many natural phenomenon due to the past eruptions of Mount Fuji carving out the landscape, changing the biggest lake in the world into the five lakes of Fuji. Oshino Hakkai was created thanks to the same eruption which split the great lake. What remained were eight pools filled with … Continue reading The sacred pools: Oshino Hakkai

Japan 2017: Day 14- Kawaguchi-ko pt 5; Tanuki-ko, waterfalls and sakura

Day 14 and another morning of now visible Fuji for sunrise, such a shame. We headed off at around 6am to get to Chureito Pagoda, as from the night before we knew it was all in full bloom. Although the flowers were on our side, the weather was not, and Fuji had a cloudy hat … Continue reading Japan 2017: Day 14- Kawaguchi-ko pt 5; Tanuki-ko, waterfalls and sakura

More things to do in Kawaguchi-ko

If you wish to travel further afield from Kawaguchi-ko station then there are a plethora of sites that you can visit. Here are a few which are easily accessible. Chureito Pagoda / Arakura Sengen Shrine  The image of Mount Fuji with a pagoda and cherry blossoms in the foreground is an icon of Japan (and … Continue reading More things to do in Kawaguchi-ko