Oishi Park which is located on the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko is popular as a scenic spot where you can get a panoramic view of the lake and Mt. Fuji. On good-weather days, the park is swarming with photographers taking shots of the lake and flowers with Japan’s famous mountain in the background. The 350m-long Flower Street shows off its seasonal blossoms starting with tulips in late April along with moss phlox and lavender, then kokia in late October. In the summer, there is the Flower Niagara at a length of 130 and a height of 3m and in the winter, there is the wondrous illumination at night so that tourists can enjoy themselves throughout the year.
Lake Kawaguchiko (河口湖) is the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes with train and direct bus connections to Tokyo. A hot spring resort town with various tourist attractions and views of Mount Fuji is located around the lake's eastern end, while the northern and western shores are mostly undeveloped.
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. 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.