Fuji Five Lakes, the area located at the base of Mt. Fuji is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. Around the area, you can enjoy hiking and fishing, and there are hot springs, museums, golf courses, amusement parks to attract the tourists.
Since the end of April, 2011, a new way to enjoy the great nature around Mt. Fuji has been presented by Fujikyu. It is an amphibious bus tour called YAMANAKAKO NO KABA. Kaba is hippo in English. You can see a cute hippo painted on the bus.
Just like other amphibious bus, it drives on lands and directly goes into water. So you can have an extraordinary experience, and see the Japanese highest mountain very closely at the same time! The bus takes the tourists to the forest area at the base of the mountain and one of the Fuji Five Lakes, Lake Yamanaka. “Mt. Fuji and the Lake”
In the tour, the bus runs in the forest for 15 minutes and cruises the lake for 15 minutes.
The fare is 1,500 yen for an adult and 750 yen for a child (April 30 to June 28, 2011).
Link: Mt. Fuji and Fuji-Goko (Five Lakes) Navi (English)
YAMANAKAKO NO KABA (Japanese)
This is JAPAN Style!