Oshino Hakkai Blue Pond Mount Fuji
Everyone is talking about Mount Fuji lately and hence time to share our own story from the past. This is Oshino Hakkai, blue pond near Mount Fuji. This is part of the Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Oshino Hakkai and Gotemba Outlet in a day from Tokyo! You can check it out from Kkday at https://www.kkday.com/en/product/10999?cid=8500 and this is KKday Signature Tour means this is operated by KKday and not third party tour operator.
Oshino Hakkai is the set of eight ponds in Oshino, a small village in the Fuji Five Lakes Region and a short drive from Lake Kawaguchi. It is also located near to Lake Yamanakako.
The eight ponds are made from the snow melt from the slope of Mount Fuji that filters down the mountain through layers of lave for a period of 80 years. That is the reason why you can see clear spring water in every pond in Oshino Hakkai.
There are a few ponds in Oshino Hakkai and the first few ponds are extremely popular as it is nearer to the entrance and also there is the spring water straight from the source available in one of the ponds. You can easily identify it the pond with most people queuing up with empty bottles. There are many myths about the spring water and mostly on health purposes.
If you plan to get some of these spring water, you walk into the souvenir shop and there is a water tap there instead of queuing up for the spring water source outside.
The souvenir shop sells local produce food, local souvenirs and snacks too. Since this is a tourist attraction, prepare to pay more than what you can get in the city but there are some food and souvenir available in this part of Japan only.
Please do not throw coins into the pond to wish luck as it is not a norm here. Our guide reminded us not to throw anything into the pond as it will pollute the clarity and purity of the water.
As you walk past the river and pond, you can see through the bottom of it. The water here is very clear and you can see the water plants and fishes in the water.
We think this is one of the pretties blue pond we have seen in our life and the scenery here is spectacular. Visiting Oshino Hakkai Blue Pond Mount Fuji is one of the best day tours we did in Tokyo. You can find out more at: https://www.kkday.com/en/product/10999?cid=8500
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