Lake Motosu is located at westernmost position of the Fuji Five Lakes and is the third-largest of the Fuji Five Lakes. On the other hand it is the deepest lake of the Five lakes with a maximum water depth of 121.6meters(399 feet). This is the reason why this lakes has beautiful deep ultramarine color different from other lakes. Lake Motosu is also well-known for its appearance on the reverse side of the 1000 yen bill and the former 5000 yen bill. The lake had been difficult to access by public transportation and largely undeveloped except for a few camp sites around its shores. But, recently on the south side of the lake new hotel was opened and sightseeing tour bus is also become available. Outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, boating and other water sports can be enjoyed around the lake.
Lake Motosu was formed when an eruption by Mount Fuji separated a larger prehistoric lake into three smaller lakes in the 9th century. The resulting three lakes, Lake Motosu, Lake Sai and Lake Shoji, remain connected by underground waterways, as they continue to constantly maintain the same water level of 900 meters(3,000 feet) above sea level.
Fresh Season of Lake Shoji & Lake Motosu with Mt. Fuji
Fuji Motosuko Resort（富士本栖湖リゾート）
Fuji Motosuko Resort is famous for the "Fuji Moss Phiox Festival" held in early summer. At the time about 800,000 shibazakura (moss phlox) plants cover all over the area with beautiful pink color and together with Mt. Fuji in back ground, It creates a spectacular view and at the season so many sightseers rush to this resort.
Mt. Fuji & Moss Phiox At Fuji Motosuko Resort