Guide of Fujikawaguchiko

Guide of Fujikawaguchiko

The Fujikawaguchiko area offers various scenery through the seasons.
With 4 of Fujigoko (Fuji Five Lakes), including Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Saiko, Lake Shojiko, and Lake Motosuko, the town offers different views with different lakes.
You can enjoy the best view of Mt. Fuji from this area.
Fujikawaguchiko has various seasonal activities, including onsen hot springs, events, and hiking, throughout the year. Here we are describing each month at our town along with fun activities and places to visit.

12月

12月

The best way to enjoy Fujikawaguchiko in winter is to look at Mt. Fuji while relaxing in an onsen or bath.
A gorgeous view of Mt. Fuji through steam is worth visiting Fujikawaguchiko.
Since the air is so clear in winter, you can get an even more beautiful view of Mt. Fuji.
If you are lucky, you may be able to see “Sakasa Fuji” (upside-down Fuji: a reflection of Mt. Fuji on the lake).

Event "Niagara" Winter Illumination(late of December to late of January)
Flower
Photo spot Mt.Ryugatake
Oishi park
Lake Kawaguchiko North Shore Walking Trail
Food Japanese yam(middle of October to late of December)

1月

1月

Fujikawaguchiko offers a luxurious opportunity to start your New Year looking at Mt. Fuji in front of you.
Kawaguchi Asama Shrine and Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine at Lake Kawaguchiko, which are part of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site, are filled with people, both tourists and locals, on New Year’s Eve and the first 3 days of the New Year.
This month is busy with various events, including an annual winter event, “Fuyu Hanabi” (winter fireworks) at Lake Kawaguchiko, and “Juhyo Matsuri” (soft rime festival) at Lake Saiko.

Event New Year’s visit to shrines: Kawaguchi Asama Shrine and Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine (the first 3 days of the New Year)
"Niagara" Winter Illumination(~late of December)
Winter Fireworks(middle of January to late fo February)
Goshimboku Matsuri (sacred tree festival), Dondo-yaki festival (January 13, 14)
Lake Saiko Winter Festival(late of January to beginning of February)
Fujikawaguchiko Snow Festival(middle of January to middle fo February)
Flower Nothing
Photo spot Saiko Yacho no mori Park(Wild Brid's Forest Park)
Mt.Ryugatake
Lake Kawaguchiko North Shore Walking Trail
Oishi park
Food Deer meat (gibier dishes) (available throughout the year)

2月

2月

Some say that winter is the season when Mt. Fuji is the most beautiful. This is particularly true of winter mornings, when the surface of the lake is serene, you will have the impression that is only you and Mt. Fuji in the world.
This is the coldest season and it is the best for enjoying Mt. Fuji. February 23 has been specified as the day for Fuji-san, based on the sounds of the numbers in Japanese (2 fu+2 ji+3 san=Fuji-san).
Various events, including fireworks and a film festival, are held during this month.

Event Fujikawaguchiko Snow Festival(middle of January to middle fo February)
Winter Fireworks(middle of January to late fo February)
Lake Saiko Winter Festival(late of January to beginning of February)
The unveiling of this year’s new Kai-no-Kaiun (Japanese sake brand) (mid-February)
Mt.Fuji/Kawaguchiko Fulm Festival(late of February)
The 23rd of February is Mount Fuji Day
Flower Nothing
Photo spot Saiko Yacho no mori Park(Wild Brid's Forest Park)
Lake Kawaguchiko North Shore Walking Trail
Oishi park
Food Kai-no-Kaiun (available beginning in mid-February)

3月

3月

The weather is gradually getting warmer in this month. Spring has almost arrived in the Fujikawaguchiko area.
A few fresh green leaves come out around late March.
Amateur fishermen are waiting for the opening day of the himemasu (kokanee) fishing season in late March.
This pleasant month may be the best time for you if you haven’t been to Lake Kawaguchiko.

Event -
Flower Mitsumata (oriental paper bush) (late March to mid-April)
Kobai (red Japanese apricot) (late March to mid-April)
Photo spot The view point of Mt.Fuji on the 1,000 yen bill(Motosuko area)
Food Kai No Kaiun(middle of February to late of March)
Japanese pond smelt(beginning to middle of March)
Kokanee(late of March to late of May),(beginning of October of November)
Shiitake mushroom(beginning of March to late of May)

4月

4月

The cherry trees start blossoming in this month in the Fujikawaguchiko area.
Since this area is located at a higher altitude than the surrounding area, the cherry trees start blossoming later, and it is usually expected to be around April 20.
Even if you missed the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, you can still enjoy our cherry blossoms.

Event Fujikawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival(middle of April to late of April)
Kawaguchi Asama Shrine Annual Spring Festival "Chigonomai" (April 25th)
Fuji omuro Sengen Shrine Annual Spring Festival(April 25th)
Katsuyama Horseback Archery Festival(April 29th)
Fuji Shibazakura (Moss phlox) Festival(middle of April to beginning of June)
Kawaguchiko "Fujizakura" Cherry blossom & Azalea Festival(late of April to beginning of May)
Flower Cherry blossom(middle of April)
Mitsumata (oriental paper bush) (to mid-April)
Dan-kobai (Japanese spicebush) (to mid-April)
Yamabuki (Japanese kerria) (early April to early May)
Moss phlox(middle of April to middle of May)
Violets(April to May)
Fuji cherry(middle of April to middle of May)
Azalea(late of April to middle of May)
Photo spot Ubuyagasaki
Lake Kawaguchiko North Shore Walking Trail
Sozo-no-Mori Forest
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba
Lake Shojiko Tatego-hama
The view point of Mt.Fuji on the 1,000 yen bill(Motosuko area)
Oishi park
Nagasaki park
Fuji Shibazakura Festival
Food Shiitake mushroom(beginning of March to late of May)

5月

5月

This month is brightly colored with new green leaves coming after cherry blossoms.
The weather is usually very pleasant in this month before the start of the rainy season.
“Fuji Shibazakura Matsuri” (moss phlox festival), which starts in April, shows the best blossoms in this month, which is also the best time for sports and walking.

Event Motosu Nobilities Parade(May 17th)
Mt.Fuji Rising Sun Tour(beginning of May to middle of November)
Fuji Shibazakura (Moss phlox) Festival(middle of April to beginning of June)
Flower Moss phlox(middle of April to middle of May)
Violets(April to May)
Fuji cherry(middle of April to middle of May)
Azalea(late of April to middle of May)
Yamabuki (Japanese kerria) (to early May)
Mima-kirishima Tsutsuji azalea (mid-May to mid-June)
Photo spot Lake Kawaguchiko North Shore Walking Trail
Sozo-no-Mori Forest
Saiko Yacho no mori Park(Wild Brid's Forest Park)
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba
The view point of Mt.Fuji on the 1,000 yen bill(Motosuko area)
Nagasaki park
Oishi park
Fuji Shibazakura Festival
Food Kokanee(late of March to late of May),(beginning of October of November)
Shiitake mushroom(beginning of March to late of May)

6月

6月

At Fujikawaguchiko in early summer, an annual event “Fujikawaguchiko Herb Festival” is held.
You can enjoy a unique and beautiful view of the purple lakeside covered in lavender with Mt. Fuji in the background.
As the mountains are beautifully decorated with iris and wild azalea blossoms, it is the perfect season to go hiking.

Event Niagara of Flower & Flower "Mt.Fuji" with Flower Way(beginning of June to middle of October)
Cherry Picking(middle of June to beginning of July)
Kawaguchiko Herb Festival(late of June to middle of July)
"Saiko" Road Race(the third Monday of June)
Fuji Shibazakura (Moss phlox) Festival(middle of April to beginning of June)
Flower lily of the valley(beginning of June to late of June)
Togoku Mitsuba Tsutsuji azalea (Rhododendron wadanum) (early June to mid-June)
Ayame (Japanese iris) (early to late June)
Yama Tsutsuji (wild azalea) (early to late June)
Lavender(late of June to middle of July)
Japanese dogwood(middle of June to middle of July)
Photo spot Oishi park
Yagisaki park
Saiko Yacho no mori Park(Wild Brid's Forest Park)
Fuji Shibazakura Festival
Food Cherry(middle of June to middle of July)

7月

7月
Located at a higher altitude, Fujikawaguchiko is cooler than Tokyo. When entering into this area on the Chuo Expressway, you will feel a cool breeze.
This month is also the best season for summer events and fruit picking. Enjoy yourself with lots of fun activities.
Event Cherry Picking(middle of June to beginning of July)
Kawaguchiko Herb Festival(late of June to middle of July)
The Opening of Mt.Fuji Climbing Season(July 1st)
Mt Fuji Climbing Season Opening Fireworks Celebration(the first Saturday of July)
Blueberry picking(beginning of July to beginning of August)
Mt.Tenjo Hydrangea Flowers(middle of July to middle of August)
Daidai-mikagura (Shinto music and dance), Chigo-no-mai (dance by children) at Kawaguchi Asama Shrine (July 28)
Flower Nikko-kisuge (daylily) (throughout July)
Shakunage (Rhododendron subgenus Hymenanthes) (throughout July)
Fujibakama (thoroughwort) (mid-July to late September)
Yama-yuri (gold-banded lily) (mid-July to early August)
Oba-gibosi (plantain lily) (July to late August)
Ominaeshi (Patrinia scabiosifolia) (mid-July to late September)
Matsumushi-so (Scabiosa japonica) (mid-July to late September)
Kikyo (balloon flower) (mid-July to late September)
Waremoko (garden burnet) (mid-July to late September)
Yama-shakuyaku (Japanese peony) (mid-July to late September)
Lavender(late of June to middle of July)
Japanese dogwood(middle of June to middle of July)
Hydrangea(middle of July to middle of August)
Evening primrose(July to late of August)
Photo spot Oishi park
Yagisaki park
Mt.Tenjo
Food Blueberry(beginning of July to beginning of August)

8月

8月

At the beginning of August, fireworks festivals are held at the 4 lakes.
These festivals offer different features, so you may want to go enjoy every one of them.
This is also the month when Lake Kawaguchiko is most crowded. You may also find a different way to enjoy your time here simply by strolling around the area.

Event Lake Saiko's "Ryugusai" fireworks festival(August 2nd)
Lake Motosu's "Shinkosai" fireworks festival(August 3rd)
Lake Shojiko's "Ryokosai" fireworks and music festival(August 4th)
Lake Kawaguchiko's "Kojosai" fireworks festival(August 4th&5th)
Nagahama "Furusato" Summer Cultural Festival(middle of August)
Kawaguchiko Floating Lantern Festival(August 16th)
Fujikawaguchiko Summer Music Festival(middle of August)
Flower Fujibakama (thoroughwort) (mid-July to late September)
Yama-yuri (gold-banded lily) (mid-July to early August)
Oba-gibosi (plantain lily) (July to late August)
Ominaeshi (Patrinia scabiosifolia) (mid-July to late September)
Matsumushi-so (Scabiosa japonica) (mid-July to late September)
Kikyo (balloon flower) (mid-July to late September)
Waremoko (garden burnet) (mid-July to late September)
Yama-shakuyaku (Japanese peony) (mid-July to late September)
Fuji-azami (Cirsium purpuratum) (August to late September)
Hydrangea(middle of July to middle of August)
Evening primrose(July to late of August)
Photo spot Mt.Tenjo
Saiko Yacho no mori Park(Wild Brid's Forest Park)
Food Potate(Seidaiimo)(August to late of October)

9月

9月
The bustling of the summer has settled, and this is the perfect month for people who want to stroll around the area in a relaxing atmosphere.
In this area, you can enjoy different views of Mt. Fuji, in combination with Lake Saiko, Lake Shojiko, and Lake Motosuko.
People appreciate various views of Mt. Fuji from various angles in this area, including a view of Mt. Fuji drawn on the 1,000-yen bill, a view of Mt. Fuji with a village of thatched-roof houses, and a view called “Kodaki-Fuji” (Fuji holding a child), which looks like Mt. Fuji is holding a small mountain. You may find your own favorite spot to enjoy a view of Mt. Fuji.
Event Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine Fall Annual Festival(September 9th)
Tsutsuguchi Shrine/ Hachioji Shrine Fall Annual Festival(September 19th)
Mt.Fuji Ultra Trail Run UTMF(late of September)
Flower Fujibakama (thoroughwort) (mid-July to late September)
Ominaeshi (Patrinia scabiosifolia) (mid-July to late September)
Matsumushi-so (Scabiosa japonica) (mid-July to late September)
Kikyo (balloon flower) (mid-July to late September)
Waremoko (garden burnet) (mid-July to late September)
Yama-shakuyaku (Japanese peony) (mid-July to late September)
Fuji-azami (Cirsium purpuratum) (August to late September)
Cosmos(September to late of October)
Photo spot Lake Kawaguchiko North Shore Walking Trail
Food Potate(Seidaiimo)(August to late of October)

10月

10月

The area is getting ready for winter in this month. The leaves first start to change color at Lake Shojiko and Lake Motosuko, at a higher altitude. The view of Mt. Fuji through red and yellow leaves is breathtaking. Trees along Prefectural Highway 71 going through Aokigahara Forest are also beautifully tinted in this month, offering a less-known but great spot for viewing the colored leaves by car.

Event Fujigane Farm Festival(middle of October)
Fujikawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Walk(Saturday and Sunday in middle of October)
Mt.Fuji Nordic Walking Festival(late of October)
Fujikawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival(late of October to middle of November)
Flower Changing color of nanakamado (Japanese rowan) (early to mid-October)
Kochia (Mexican burning bush) (mid-October to mid-November)
Cosmos(September to late of October)
Japanese maple(middle of October to middle of November)
Photo spot Momiji(Japanese maple) Tunnel
Autumn Leaves' Cloisters
Saiko Yacho no mori Park(Wild Brid's Forest Park)
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba
Lake Shojiko Tatego-hama
Koyodai
Food Ancient rice(late of October to middle of October)
Japanese yam(middle of October to late of December)
Propagule(middle of October to late of December)
Kokanee(late of March to late of May),(beginning of October of November)
Potate(Seidaiimo)(August to late of October)

11月

11月

In this month, the whole area including Lake Saiko and Lake Kawaguchiko is beautifully graced with colored leaves. Please join “Fujikawaguchiko Koyo Matsuri” (colored leaves festival) held around Lake Kawaguchiko to fully enjoy this beautiful season.
As well as the trees around the lake, the old maple trees along the Nashi-kawa River are beautifully colored.
At the end of the month, one of the biggest marathon races in the Kanto area is held.

Event Fujikawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival(late of October to middle of November)
Nikkan Sports Cycle Grand Prize Race(the second Sunday of November)
Mt.Fuji Marathon(the last Sunday of November)
Flower Kochia (Mexican burning bush) (mid-October to mid-November)
Momiji(Japanese maple) (middle of October to middle of November)
Photo spot Momiji(Japanese maple) Tunnel
Saiko Yacho no mori Park(Wild Brid's Forest Park)
Lake Shojiko Tatego-hama
Koyodai
Food Ancient rice(late of October to middle of October)
Japanese yam(middle of October to late of December)
Propagule(middle of October to late of December)
Kokanee(late of March to late of May),(beginning of October of November)

Guide of Fujikawaguchiko

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