Fuji Five Lakes

Lake Kawaguchiko Panoramic

Famous Mount Fuji and its five scenic lakes are the biggest tourist attractions in the Chuba Region of Japan. The five lakes ringing the northern slopes of Mount Fuji were created by ancient lava flows from the volcano’s historic eruptions.…

Okama Crater Lake

Close-Up of Okama Crater Lake

Okama Crater Lake is known as one of the world’s most beautiful crater lakes. Located in the caldera of Mount Zao, Okama welcomes visitors to this recreational and ecological park in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. Surrounded by 155…

Lake Ashi

Lake Ashi Shrine and Swan Boats

One of Japan’s most popular holiday destinations is Lake Ashi. Ashi-no-ko, as it is also called, is a crater lake nestled along the southwest wall of the Mount Hakone caldera in the Kanto Region of Honshu. The lake was created…

Lake Mashu

Scenic View of  Lake Mashu

Akan National Park, established in 1934 on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, is a pristine and wild landscape. The park is known for its vibrant blue, clear caldera lakes and natural hot springs, and is divided into two sections; Lake…

Lake Biwa

Hikone Castle at Lake Biwa

Lake Biwa, sometimes known as Biwa-ko, is Japan’s largest lake with more than 165,000 acres. Lake Biwa is located in Japan’s Kansai region in the Shiga Prefecture. Believed to have been the result of the massive earthquake that accompanied the…