田貫湖 Lake Tanuki
- Lake / Falls
- Around Gotemba and Fuji
- Travelko Rating
Let’s enjoy the nature, take a stroll and look at ”inverted Mt. Fuji”
Lake Tanuki is located at the base of Mt. Fuji in Fujinomiya city, Shizuoka prefecture. It is 4 km round and at about 660 m above sea level.
Originally it was a small swampy area called swamp Tanuki. When the great Kanto earthquake occurred in 1923, a quantity of water fell down from a nearby river being used for irrigation. In 1935, in order to reserve water for agricultural use, the swamp was converted into an artificial lake. Now the lake is a popular place to enjoy the nature.
Lake Tanuki is known as a habitat of wild birds and fireflies. Surrounding the lake one can find a promenade, a camping site and a rest house. Boats and rental bicycles are available so that you can enjoy fishing and cycling (one lap usually takes 20 to 30 minutes).
On a windless day, Mt. Fuji is reflected on the surface of the lake and produces the view called "inverted Fuji". It's possible to see Diamond Fuji around April 20 and August 20. When the sun rises from the summit on these days, a view like a beautiful diamond ring can be seen. Many photographers will wait for that very moment for a splendid sight.
When you get tired from walking, how about taking a tea in National Park Resort Fuji （http://www.qkamura.or.jp/fuji/dish/). You can also enjoy its hot spring, which will take away your fatigue. It costs ¥650 (Adult) and ¥300 (Child).
If you have more time, I recommend visiting two of Fuji Five Lakes. Lake Motosu is famous for the motif of one thousand-yen bill. A traditional mountain village, Nenba, stands by Lake Sai, where you feel as if you slipped back in time.
This tour will be a good opportunity to feel the freedom of nature and receive the blessing of Mt. Fuji.
Access to lake Tanuki
・Car Nishifuji road from Fuji IC of Tomei expressway (50min)
・Fujikyu-Shizuoka bus from JR Fujinomiya station, Gotemba line (45 min)
- * The information above is from the date of the review. Please be aware that some of the content may vary from the most recent information.
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