Lake Sai is located at the center of the Fuji Five Lakes close to west end of Lake Kawaguchi and was formed by the eruption of Mt. Fuji whose lava flows separated one larger lake to three lakes Motosuko, shojiko and Saiko. South west side of the lake is a deep forest so called "Aokigahara Jukai(Sea Of Trees)" where there are several caves which were also created by the eruption. This area is not developed yet and there are a few hotels and ryokans around the lake. In summer, many campers are visiting to the shores of the lake.
Recommended visiting spots are;
(1)Saiko Iyashino-Sato Nenba
(2)Saiko Wild Bird Forest Park
(3)Saiko Nature Center(Aokigahara Jukai Tour)
Mt. Fuji At Lake Sai Nenba(Aerial Shot)
Saiko Iyashino-Sato Nenba（いやしの里根場）
The Nenba district, standing on the shores of Lake Saiko, with the stunning Mt. Fuji as a backdrop, was once an area lined with thatched roof houses. But all those houses were destroyed by the mudflow caused by the typhoon back in 1966. So, with the aim of reviving that traditional Japanese scene of a thatched roof village, Fujikawaguchiko-machi has restored approx. 20 thatched roof houses and created “Saiko Iyashino-Sato Nenba.” The village has a variety of facilities for everyone to enjoy. In each individual building, you can enjoy traditional craft making activities, museums and galleries, shopping of local products, and teatime or meals.
In early summer, you can enjoy beautiful weeping cherry Blossoms backed with spectacular view of Mt. Fuji.
Beautiful Weeping Cherry Blossoms At Saiko Iyashino-sato