Your browser does not support the running scripts and cannot obtain a great browsing experience. You can upgrade your browser or change your browser for a better experience.

Oshino Hakkai Tours

Top Attractions in Japan 956
Oshino Hakkai Tours

Looking for a trip to Oshino Hakkai from Tokyo? Oshino Hakkai is one of the most revered water village in Japan. Given Hakkai means eight seas in Japanese, one should not be surprised to find Oshino Hakkai is composed of eight ponds, including the Deguchi, Okama, Sokonashi, Choushi, Waku, Nigori, Kagami, and Shoubu. These eight ponds were formed naturally by volcanic eruption of the Mt. Fuji. Today Mt. Fuji is semi-dormant, thus Oshino Hakkai are safe to visit.

What to See/Do
About 30 Km from Mt. Fuji, Oshino Hakkai is located on the Northeast side of the foothill. Because of the georgraphic location, Oshino Hakkai received spring water melt from the snow from Mt. Fuji. The water is the most clearest possible that people can always see the reflection of the sky. Full of mineral, the water is also safe to drink. In fact, the locals in the past deemed the water with respect by because it ran from the holy Mt. Fuji. Before climbing Mt. Fuji, people would clean themselves with the spring water. Due the cultural importance of this landmark, Oshino Hakkai is still well protected by the government today.

How to get to Oshino Hakkai
A cultural heritage, Oshino Hakkai has a village with traditional roof houses. For tourist who would like to learn about the history, Hannoki Bayashi Shiryokan is a small museum exhibiting the house wars and farming tool in the old days. Oshino Hakkai is good to visit anytime of the year as visitors can find cherry blossom in spring, maples leaves in autumn, and snow covered village in winter.

The lively garden does not only offer various plants, ducks, and fishes, but also a nice view of the Mt. Fuji. How to get to Oshino Hakkai from Tokyo? It is found between Lake Kawaguchiko and Lake Yamanakako of the Fuji Five Lakes and can be accessed by train and bus from Tokyo. Given the beauty of Oshino Kakkai, this landmark should definitely not be missed if traveling in the Fuji Five Lake region.

Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00
Entrance Ticket: Free
Address: Shibokusa, Oshino, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0511
Duration: 1-3 hours

Oshino Hakkai Tours from Tokyo

As a reliable Japan travel company, we provide travelers with private car and tour service to Oshino Hakkai from Tokyo. Whether you are looking for a short tour or a private chauffeur, you can easily find the most suitable one at an affordable price. Contact our representatives to book our Japan group tours and Mt. Fuji Tours.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where does the name Oshino Hakkai originate from?
    The word Hakkai means "Eight Seas", which refers to the eight pools of water that serve as the main attraction of Oshino Hakkai. The water of the eight ponds is from the underground water of Mount Fuji. The bridges and walkways lead around and over the ponds.
  • When is the best time to visit Oshino Hakkai?
    Oshino Hakkai is a small village that is a gorgeous retreat no matter what time of the year you visit. It is a popular destination for visitors, but the area is still filled with peacefulness. Each season offers different views. During the autumn months of September to November, maple trees turn into a gorgeous amber and can be found scattered around the area. During the winter season, from December to February, the layers of snow add a magical feeling to the village.
  • Can you drink the water of Oshino Hakkai?
    Yes, you can drink the water of Oshino Hakkai. It is ranked among some of the nation's best spring water as the eight ponds are a byproduct of the historic eruptions and volcanic activity. Several of the ponds are being fed by an underground reservoir from Mount Fuji. You can try their mineral-rich spring water and even bottle some up to take with you. Bottles are available at a low cost if you do not have one on hand.
  • How do you get to Oshino Hakkai with public transportation?
    Oshino Hakkai can be accessed by train and by bus. The closest train station is the Fujisan Station on the Fuji Kyuko Line. If you take the bus, it will be a 10-minute ride that will take you to the Oshino Hakkai Iriguchi bus stop, which is a five-minute walk to the main entrance.
  • Is it convenient to drive to Oshino Hakkai? Is there a parking lot?
    If you are driving to Oshino Hakkai, it is a 10-minute drive from Yamanakako Interchange. Oshino Hakkai does not have a parking lot, but there are some parking lots around the village, as the fees vary. You can also consider our car rental service with driver, saving time and effort than by taking public transportation.
  • What special products does Oshino Hakkai have?
    Oshino Hakkai is known for its tofu topped with local miso infused pickles and kusamochi, which is a green rice cake made with mugwort. Mugwort is an aromatic plant that is grown in the area.
  • What are some recommended restaurants near Oshino Hakkai?
    Japanese cuisines that are recommended around Oshino Hakkai are Oshokujidokoro Irori, Sakigake, Ikemotochaya, Oshinoseimenjo, Honnoki Hayashi Restaurant, Hikobe Udon, Funari-Oshino Hakkai, and Sakanaya Japanese Restaurant. You can get a taste of traditional Japanese snacks at Watanabe Shokuhin, Teyakido, and Daikichiya.
Japan Office
USA Office
Japan Holiday