Fujinomiya (Shizuoka Prefecture): Lake Tanuki
They say Mount Fuji is a whimsical kid, oftentimes not revealing itself because of the adverse weather conditions. However, in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, the reflection of floating Fuji can be seen on the lake surface, even when it is clouded. Lake Tanuki is a small lake with a 3.3 km circumference and an 8m depth. Mount Fuji is located exactly in the east. In the winter, when the air is clear, the water mirror offers a perfect reflection of Mount Fuji. Additionally, between 20th April and 20th August, excursionist can enjoy the phenomenon of “Diamond Fuji”.
Fujinomiya (Shizuoka Prefecture): Asagiri Plateau
Asagiri Plateau is a high plain located west of Mount Fuji, whose elevation ranges from 700 to 1,000 metres. The name Asagiri (lit. “morning haze”) is due to the fact the plateau is foggy in the mornings and evenings from May to August. From the plateau you can admire Mount Fuji in its grandeur, with nothing blocking the view, in a pastoral setting which cannot be found anywhere else.
Yamanakako (Yamanashi Prefecture): Lake Yamanaka Panorama
Lake Yamanaka and Mount Fuji are an extremely photogenic combo. In autumn in particular, the foliage around the lake and at the foot of the mountain becomes wine red, which is emphasised by the light of the sunset. From Lake Yamanaka, excursionists can see as far as the Southern Alps. Furthermore, in winter Diamond Fuji is visible for a considerably long period of time.
Surprisingly, very few people know that Mount Tsukuba offers a full view of Mount Fuji. The mountain is located north of Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, in the eastern part of Kantō. It is 877m high and is composed of two peaks, called male and female. From the female peak, you can appreciate the whole view of Mount Fuji in the middle of the Kanto Plain, backed by Tokyo's residential area.
Author : The Slowear Journal