Day Trip To Lake Kawaguchi

Lake Kawaguchi, Japan


Cherry blossom in Japan has its record earliest start this year. Cherry blossom is short-lived beauty and unfortunately, I missed the full bloom period in Tokyo. The cherry blossom around the Fuji Five Lakes typically peak around mid april. Therefore, I decided to visit one of the five lakes, Lake Kawaguchi, hoping to catch a glimpse of Japan’s famous cherry blossom season.

Bavani & Me

You can take a Keio express bus from Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal, which is just a two mins walk from Shinjuku Station West Exit. The one way journey takes about 2 hours and costs 1,700 yen (SGD22). There is one or two buses departing every hour from the bus terminal.

Bus ticket (Shinjuku to Lake Kawaguchi)
\ Retro Bus

The retro buses are the easiest way for tourists to get around. A 2-day pass for the unlimited use of retro bus costs 1000 yen.



Bavani, Me & Cassandra






Mount Fuji

Lake Kawaguchi is one of the best places to view Mount Fuji from a close distance. We didn’t get a good view of Mount Fuji because of the clouds. 😦


Kachi Kachi Ropeway

We took the Kachi Kachi Ropeway to an observation point to see Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. The ride departs every 5 to 10 minutes and costs 700 yen (SGD9) for the round trip.

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Bavani & Cassandra





Cassandra, Me & Bavani

That’s how we spent our day. I am so glad I have the two girls to accompany me on this trip. I don’t think I will get my butt out of the hotel to visit Lake Kawaguchi without their company. Thank you girls! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Day Trip To Lake Kawaguchi

  • What a fantastic blog you got here! The photos were awesome too. 🙂 May I ask, when you rode off the Keio bus to Lake Kawaguchi, how did you manage to find a spot for the Mt.Fuji viewing? Is it just walking distance from the bus stop? Also, how were you able to go to the Kachi-kachi Ropeway? Sis you ride the retro bus?

  • Kawaguchiko is a real gem. I’ve gone back several times. some friends and I spent a week in Tokyo and then 2 days off in a little hostel in Kawaguchi and they both decided that was the better part of our trip.

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