Lake Kawaguchiko [ KANTO ]

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Lake Kawaguchiko is a hot spring resort town with various tourist attractions and views of Mount Fuji. It is located around the lake's eastern end, while the northern and western shores are mostly undeveloped. It is the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes with train and direct bus connections to Tokyo. One of the nicest spots for cherry blossoms is the seaside promenade near the Kawaguchiko Music Forest, while photographers will enjoy the "Momiji Tunnel" for autumn colors, a maple tree covered road section along the lake's northern shore. The best views of Mount Fuji can be enjoyed from the lake's northern shores and are particularly breathtaking during the cherry blossom season around mid-April and the autumn colors around the first half of November.