Area

Yuno no Satoyama

A border region between the Mt. Fuji foothills and the flat land.

When it’s time to plant rice, you can see Mt. Fuji and the beautiful countryside reflected back in the water of the paddies. The irrigation canals here have a long history, and even now continue to support the local agriculture. When evening arrives, the setting red sun dyes Mt. Fuji, and during the night the moon and stars can be seen from places with few street lights

May temples and traveler guardian deities can be seen from the roadside, along with other remains from around 13,000 years ago. You can get the feeling that this land has been loved by its people since antiquity.

Forest at the foot of Mt. Fuji

Various scenery can be seen from the forest at the foot of Mt. Fuji depending on the location and altitude.

 

Over the course of about 1150 years, the lava filled land has become covered with soil, and the trees are now strongly rooted here. If you are lucky, you may encounter wild animals like deer or squirrels.

 

If you sharpen your senses, you can feel the whole forest with your body - gaze upon fresh, vidid greeneries, the golden dazzling colours of autumn, the rugged volcanic land and fluffy moss. A variety of wild animals can also be heard across the landscape.

Clear blue lake

Of the Fuji Five Lakes, Lake Motosu has the clearest waters.

Early in the morning, the still surface is as beautiful as a mirror and sharpens your senses with the silent and clear air. In the past it used to be connected to the neighboring Lake Sai and Lake Shoji. If you look closely, you can find the dividing igneous rock from the eruption of 864 AD.

 

As noon arrives, it often becomes crowded with people enjoying various water activities, such as windsurfing and kayaking.