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I know some of you know Mt. Fuji but have you ever heard of “Diamond Fuji” ? It indicates the moment when the rising sun shows itself right in the top of Mt. Fuji and the scenery always makes us feel something supernatural.
Today, I introduce a lake where you can see the Diamond Fuji, Lake Tanuki in Fujinomiya !
Lake Tanuki is rather a small lake of 4km in circumference. It takes only about 1 hour to walk around but all attractions are here in Lake Tanuki !
Cycling comes first. Actually, I did it on the day. Only 20 – 30 minutes to make the circuit. Ready to go anytime＾＾ In my case, because I stopped at many spots for taking pictures, it took me about 1 hour. Though Mt. Fuji had been deep in the clouds, it sometimes showed up to say hello to me.＾＾
The trail along the lake is well-arranged. It will give us spectacular views at any time. Still, you can’t commit yourself to it because a single step will let you into the great nature ! I’ve just heard the story that some deer, hogs, and even bears were witnessed nearby. I myself actually saw a huge snake on my way. Sorry that I couldn’t catch him in the picture because we got away from each other at first sight. ＞＜
The only one I could take is this, Phasmid, also known as Walking Stick. It usually blends in bush and we can rarely recognize it. Collecting insects such as beetles would be fun this season !＾＾
Now, Lake Tanuki is very popular also for the camping site. Communal kitchens, showers and washrooms equipped. Bungalows are also available to feel the life in the nature for the visitors who don’t have a tent or who don’t like to sleep in a tent. Or, if you don’t like even the bungalow, there is a hotel named "Kyukamura Fuji" beside the lake. Make it a special night of your life !＾＾
The hottest activity, besides cycling and hiking around Lake Tanuki, is, I heard, fishing ! Hera-buna crucian is the No1 target. I saw some of them trying for the Black Bass. I talked to a man. He said he had been having too quiet time.＾＾； Catches seems to vary depending on the day. What do you think ?
For other tourist information about Fujinomiya, please click here for digital brochures in English, Chinese, and Korean.＾＾
Next time, I’ll report from the 5th station of Mt. Fuji on Fujinomiya Trail !
Access from JR Fujinomiya Sta. ： 40 minutes by bus from #2 for “Kyukamura Fuji”
Activity Fees ： Camping ：￥2000／tent ＋ ￥200／person
Bungalow ：￥5250 for 8 people
Bicycle riding ：¥300 for 30 mins／￥500 for 60 mins