Mt. Fuji, registered as a World Heritage Site in 2013, is one of Japan’s most unmissable icons. It has long held great significance in Japanese culture, and its natural beauty is best enjoyed by staying the night in the local area before exploring the surroundings.

For this article, we stayed at Rakuten STAY VILLA Fuji Yamanakako, which offers the ideal environment to slowly and thoroughly relish the charm of Mt. Fuji and Lake Yamanakako, as well as nearby sightseeing. Read on to see how our American and Taiwanese editors enjoyed their stay and what wonders they encountered in the local area!

Staying at Lake Yamanakako: Paradise at the base of Mt. Fuji

Lake Yamanakako is located in Yamanashi Prefecture and is a roughly 2-hour drive from Tokyo.

It is one of the Fuji Five Lakes, a popular destination in Japan, which consists of Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Saiko, Lake Shoji, Lake Motosu, and Lake Yamanakako, which were formed on the Yamanashi side of the mountain by the eruption of Mt. Fuji. The area is registered as a World Heritage Site under the title “Fujisan – Sacred Place & Source of Artistic Inspiration.”

Within the Fuji Five Lakes, Lake Yamanakako is one of the most famous and scenic, alongside Lake Kawaguchiko. It is the largest, highest, and closest of the lakes to Mt. Fuji.

Lake Yamanakako is particularly popular between mid-October to late February, when the wintertime “Diamond Fuji” (the tip of Mt. Fuji with the sun in the background) can be seen.

Surrounding the lake is an abundance of greenery, seasonal flowers, fall foliage, and other delightful wilderness, while activities like camping, canoeing, boating, and fishing can be enjoyed throughout the year.

It’s a fantastic spot for a slow, relaxing trip to escape the clamor of Tokyo in favor of the tranquility of nature, all while enjoying dynamic, up-close views of Mt. Fuji.

Rakuten STAY VILLA Fuji Yamanakako: Private accommodation on the Lake Yamanakako shore with Mt. Fuji views

Right in front of Lake Yamanakako, and with Mt. Fuji visible on clear days, is Rakuten STAY VILLA Fuji Yamanakako. It consists of five private villas rented out to five groups daily, allowing guests to enjoy the area with the utmost space and comfort.

Rakuten STAY seeks to facilitate wonderful stays. This Rakuten STAY facility can host groups of up to 10 in each villa, which boast 87m² of space with two bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, and wooden decking in a detached, maisonette-style home. You can stretch out and enjoy your holiday with friends and family in complete privacy.

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