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1 year in Fujikawaguchiko Town

Introducing Fujikawaguchiko, which shows various appearances in each season
Of the five lakes of Fuji, we maintain four, "Lake Kawaguchi", "Lake Saiko", "Lake Shoji", and "Lake Motosu", and each lake has its own expression.
The view of Mt. Fuji is "one of the only luxury" that can only be seen here.
There are various ways to enjoy each season, such as hot springs, events, and hiking, and there is Fujikawaguchiko here that is different throughout the year.
Introducing such a "year" of our town, along with how to enjoy it and what to see.

January

We welcome the beginning of the year with a view of Mt. Fuji in front of us. Only Fujikawaguchiko can offer such luxury.
At Kawaguchi Asama Shrine and Fuji Omuro Asama Shrine, which are located on Lake Kawaguchi and are a World Heritage Site, many people visit the shrine from New Year's Eve to New Year's Eve, and it is crowded with locals.
The annual winter event "Winter Fireworks" is held on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi, and the "Tree Ice Festival" is held in Saiko from the end of January.
Events
First visit - Kawaguchi Asama Shrine/Fuji Omuro Shrine (New Year until 3rd)
Lake Kawaguchi Winter Fireworks (mid-January to late February)
Shinboku Festival, Dondoyaki (1/13-14)
Saiko / Tree Ice Festival (late January to early February)
flower
None
Shooting spot
Saiko Wild Bird Forest
Ryugatake
Kawaguchiko North Bank Walking Trail
Oishi Park
Food
Deer meat <Gibier cuisine> (Distribution, sales period is year-round)

February

Winter is said to be the season when Mt. Fuji looks most beautiful. Especially in the morning, the surface of the lake is quiet, and I think it's a world of only myself and Mt. Fuji.
It's a cold season, but on 2/23, when you can feel Mt. Fuji closest to you, we hold a pun (2 (fu), 2 (ji), 3 (san)).
Fireworks will be launched to commemorate the day of Mt. Fuji.
Events
Lake Kawaguchi Winter Fireworks (until late February)
Saiko/Tree Ice Festival (until early February)
Kai's good luck opening (mid-February)
"Mt. Fuji Day" commemorative event (2/23)
flower
None
Shooting spot
Saiko Wild Bird Forest
Kawaguchiko North Bank Walking Trail
Oishi Park
Food
Good luck of Kai (mid-February-new sake provided)

March

This season is getting warmer. Spring footsteps are approaching even around Fujikawaguchiko.
In the latter half of March, the fresh green is fluttering.
Some fishing enthusiasts may be looking forward to the lifting of the ban on Kokanee in late March.
If you are visiting Lake Kawaguchi for the first time, this comfortable season is recommended.
Events
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flower
Mitsumata (late March to mid-April)
Kobai (late March to mid-April)
Shooting spot
In front of Lake Motosu Koan-so
Food
Good luck of Kai (mid-February to late March)
Wakasagi (early to mid-March)
Kokanee (late March to late May), (early October to late November)
Log Shiitake (early March to late May)

April

Around Lake Fujikawaguchi, cherry blossoms will bloom at this time of year.
Since the altitude is higher than the surrounding area, the flowering time is a little late, and the expected flowering time is around 4/20.
If you overlooked the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, please enjoy the cherry blossoms at Fujikawaguchiko.
Events
Fuji / Kawaguchiko Sakura Festival (early to mid-April)
Kawaguchi Asama Shrine annual festival Chigo no Mai (4/25)
Fuji Omuro Asama Shrine annual festival (4/25)
Kai's Katsuyama Yabusame Festival (4/29)
Fuji Shibasakura Festival (mid-April to the start of June)
Fuji Sakura Mitsubatsuji Festival (late April to early May)
flower
Mitsumata (until mid-April)
Lindera obtusiloba (until mid-April)
Sakura (mid-April)
Japanese kerria (early April-early May)
Moss phlox (mid-April to mid-May)
Violets and various types (April-May)
Fuji Sakura (mid-April to mid-May)
Mitsubatsuji (late April to mid-May)
Shooting spot
Ubuyagasaki
Kawaguchiko North Bank Walking Trail
Sozo-no-Mori
Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba
Lake Shoji and others Teaihama
In front of Lake Motosu Koan-so
Oishi Park
Nagasaki Park
Fuji Honsu Lake Resort
Food
Log Shiitake (early March to late May)

May

This season when the cherry blossoms are over and the fresh green is dazzling.
The cheerfulness that is very comfortable continues before the rainy season.
The Fuji Shibasakura Festival, which has been held since April, is in full bloom, and it is the best season for sports and walking.
Events
Motosu Kuge procession (5/17)
Fuji Shibasakura Festival (mid-April to late May)
Fuji Sakura Mitsubatsuji Festival (mid-April to late April)
flower
Japanese kerria (~ early May)
Moss phlox (~ mid-May)
Violets and various types (until May)
Fuji Sakura (~ late April)
Mitsubatsuji (~ early May)
Mishima Kirishima Azalea (Mid May to Mid June)
Shooting spot
Kawaguchiko North Bank Walking Trail
Sozo-no-Mori
Saiko Wild Bird Forest
Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba
In front of Lake Motosu Koan-so
Nagasaki Park
Oishi Park
Fuji Honsu Lake Resort
Food
Kokanee (late March to late May), (early October to late November)
Log Shiitake (early March to late May)

June

The annual event "Lake River Mouth Herb Festival" is held at Fujikawaguchiko in early summer.
The lakeside is dyed purple and the collaboration with Mt. Fuji can only be seen here.
It is also the season when irises and azaleas bloom, so it is also ideal for mountaineering.
Events
Cherry picking (mid-June to early July)
Lake Kawaguchi Herb Festival (late June to mid-July)
SAIKO Road Race (third Sunday of June)
Fuji Shibasakura Festival (mid-April to the start of June)
flower
Rhododendron chinensis (early June to mid-June)
Lily of the valley (early to late June)
Yamatsutsuji (early to late June)
Lavender (late June to mid-July)
Kousa dogwood (mid-June to mid-July)
Shooting spot
Oishi Park
Yagizaki Park
Saiko Wild Bird Forest
Fuji Honsu Lake Resort
Food
Cherry (mid-June to mid-July)
Fruit tomatoes (late June to mid-October)

July

Fujikawaguchiko has a high altitude, so it is a relatively cool area compared to the city center.You can feel the cool breeze when you enter Fujikawaguchiko through the Chuo Expressway.
In addition, events and fruit hunting are also at their peak.Enjoy a summer time packed with lots of fun.
Events
Cherry picking (~ early July)
Lake Kawaguchi Herb Festival (until mid-July)
Mt. Fuji / Summer mountain opening (7/1)
Mt. Fuji / Mountain Opening Festival Fireworks Festival (first Saturday of July)
Blueberry picking (early July-early August)
Kawaguchi Asama Shrine Taiga Kagura Chigo no Mai (July 7)
flower
Lavender (~ mid-July)
Kousa dogwood (~ mid-July)
Nikko Kisuge (during July)
Rhododendron (during July)
Fujibakama (mid-July to late September)
Golden-rayed lily (mid-July to early August)
Hydrangea (mid-July to mid-August)
Evening primrose (July to late August)
Hosta sieboldiana (July-late August)
Ominaeshi (mid-July to late September)
Pincushion flower (mid-July to late September)
Kikyo (mid-July to late September)
Sanguisorba officinalis (mid-July to late September)
Paeonia obovata (mid-July to late September)
Shooting spot
Oishi Park
Yagizaki Park
Food
Blueberries (early July to mid-August)

August

The beginning of August is a fireworks display at four lakes.
You can enjoy various features of each, so it might be a good idea to take a look at all of them.
In addition, this is the season when Lake Kawaguchi is the busiest. You may discover something different than usual just by strolling around the city.
Events
Saiko Ryugu Festival (8/2)
Lake Motosu God Lake Festival (8/3)
Lake Shoji Ryoko Beach / Lake Shoji Music Festival (8/4)
Lake Kawaguchiko Festival (8/4-5)
Oku Kawaguchiko Furusato Festival (8/15)
Fujikawaguchiko Toro nagashi (8/16)
Mt. Fuji Kawaguchiko Music Festival (Mid August)
flower
Fujibakama (mid-July to late September)
Golden-rayed lily (mid-July to early August)
Hydrangea (mid-July to mid-August)
Evening primrose (July to late August)
Hosta sieboldiana (July-late August)
Ominaeshi (mid-July to late September)
Pincushion flower (mid-July to late September)
Kikyo (mid-July to late September)
Sanguisorba officinalis (mid-July to late September)
Paeonia obovata (mid-July to late September)
Cirsium purpuratum (August-late September)
Shooting spot
Tenjosan
Saiko Wild Bird Forest
Food
Potatoes (August-late October)

September

It is a recommended season for those who want to take a leisurely stroll as the bustle of summer calms down.
One of the ways to enjoy Fujikawaguchiko is to enjoy Mt. Fuji, which has different appearances such as Saiko, Lake Shoji, and Lake Motosu.
Why don't you find your favorite places such as Mt. Fuji drawn on the 1,000-yen bill, thatched-roof village and Mt. Fuji, and Mt. Fuji that looks like it is holding a small mountain.
Events
Fuji Omuro Asama Shrine / Autumn Festival (9/9)
Tsutsuguchi Shrine / Hachioji Shrine Autumn Festival (9/18)
Trail run at the foot of Mt. Fuji (end of September or early October)
flower
Fujibakama (mid-July to late September)
Ominaeshi (mid-July to late September)
Pincushion flower (mid-July to late September)
Kikyo (mid-July to late September)
Sanguisorba officinalis (mid-July to late September)
Paeonia obovata (mid-July to late September)
Cirsium purpuratum (August-late September)
Cosmos (September-late October)
Shooting spot
Kawaguchiko North Bank Walking Trail
Food
Potatoes [Seidaiimo] (August-late October)

October

This season when the surrounding area begins to prepare for winter.Autumn leaves begin at the high altitudes of Lake Shoji and Lake Motosu.
Mt. Fuji seen from the trees dyed in red and yellow is a word of superb view.In addition, the autumn leaves along Prefectural Road 71, which crosses the Aokigahara Jukai, can be enjoyed from the train window, making it a hidden spot for autumn leaves.
Events
Mt. Fuji Primitive Forest Trail Run (third Sunday, October)
flower
Cosmos (September-late October)
Autumn leaves of rowan (early to mid-October)
Kokia (mid-October to mid-November)
Autumn leaves (mid-October to mid-November)
Shooting spot
Saiko Wild Bird Forest
Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba
Lake Shoji and others Teaihama
Koyodai
Food
Ancient rice (late October to mid-November)
Yamatoimo (mid-October to late December)
Propagule (mid-October to early November)
Kokanee (late March to late May), (early October to late November)
Potatoes [Seidaiimo] (August-late October)

November

This season when the entire Fujikawaguchiko, including Saiko and Kawaguchiko, is dyed with autumn leaves.We recommend the "Fujikawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival", which is held mainly on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi.
Not only the autumn leaves on the shore of the lake, but also the autumn leaves of old trees and maples along the Nashi River are one of the highlights.
In addition, the largest marathon event in Kanto will be held at the end of November.
Events
Fujikawaguchiko Maple Walk (November)
Fujikawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival (early November to late November)
Mt. Fuji Marathon (last Sunday in November)
flower
Kokia (mid-October to mid-November)
Autumn leaves (early November to mid-November)
Shooting spot
Nashikawa Maple Corridor
Maple tunnel
Saiko Wild Bird Forest
Lake Shoji and others Teaihama
Koyodai
Food
Ancient rice (late October to mid-November)
Yamatoimo (mid-October to late December)
Propagule (mid-October to early November)
Kokanee (late March to late May), (early October to late November)

December

The most enjoyable thing about Fujikawaguchiko in winter is Mt. Fuji, which you can see from the hot springs and baths.
Mt. Fuji, which you can see up close beyond the steam, is a luxurious view unique to Lake Kawaguchiko.
Also, because the air is clear in winter, it is said that you can see Mt. Fuji beautifully.
If you are lucky, you may be able to see Mt. Fuji upside down.
Events
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flower
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Shooting spot
Ryugatake
Oishi Park
Kawaguchiko North Bank Walking Trail
Food
Yamatoimo (mid-October to late December)
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