Photo story: Crossing the Lake Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge (Part 2)

Crossing the Lake Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge
Mount Fuji in the distance

In  an earlier post, we talked about exploring Lake Kawaguchiko on foot. This post is a continuation of the walk we had around a small part of the lake. In essence, while Mount Fuji towered over everything else in Kawaguchiko, I thought attention should be paid to the surrounding landscape. The lowly hills and little houses which surround the lake. Some of them were left empty quite curiously, by their owners. Here’s the second and final photo story on crossing the Lake Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge.

Lake Kawaguchiko mount fuji lake view
This view of Mount Fuji is quite perfect too.
underpass Lake Kawaguchiko on foot
The underpass for cars.
Lake Kawaguchiko on foot
Shaded houses – it must be nice staying here.
Lake Kawaguchiko on foot
Some houses looked like they had not been used in ages.
Crossing the Lake Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge
Path leading up the bridge.
lake kawaguchiko ohashi bridge
An easy stroll up, nothing too tiring on the knees
Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge
Seems like there’s a park further down.
lake kawaguchiko walking trail map
Map of Lake Kawaguchiko – the little small circle on the left is where we walked.
Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge
Area beyond the bridge
Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge
Crossing the Lake Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge
Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge
Crossing the Lake Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge… and that’s Mount Fuji.
Crossing the Lake Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge
Mount Fuji in the distance
mount Fuji lake kawaguchiko ohashi bridge
The view is still better from the bank of the lake.
lake kawaguchiko ohashi bridge
View of the surrounding areas.
Lake Kawaguchiko mount fuji lake view
The sun has set.
Lake Kawaguchiko mount fuji lake view
The pleasure boats have returned.
Lake Kawaguchiko mount fuji lake view
Goodbye Fuji

The Travelling Squid’s Take – Crossing the Lake Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge

In general, I thought the walking trail from our accommodation, Hotel Konanso, which circled around the lake was a good way to experience Lake Kawaguchiko. It was akin to taking a walk in a park, with Mount Fuji in the horizon. For me, the best time to visit in May would be from 4-6pm, when the golden light of the setting sun did bring the feeling of joy and a clarity of mind. After 6pm, the landscape settled into a certain dullness in comparison.

What I like about Kawaguchiko is that it can be somewhat touristy, but it was not too overwhelming. There were places that we had to ourselves around the lake and the surrounding areas. That gave me time to observe the smaller details. The only groups of people we met were the ones taking photos of Mount Fuji at the Lake Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge.

If I had the opportunity, I would love to visit the other parts of Lake Kawaguchiko and the lakes around it. A five-day trip would be perfect! : )

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