The Kawaguchiko Herb Festival paints the shores of Lake Kawaguchi at the foot of Mt. Fuji with a purple carpet

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The Kawaguchiko Herb Festival is held every year from mid-June to mid-July on the shores of Lake Kawaguchiko. We will introduce this year's event details, highlights, and recommended spots in the surrounding area to visit. Be sure to visit the Kawaguchiko Herb Festival, where you can experience the ...

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Kawaguchiko Herb Festival 2024

Oishi Park<br>
Oishi Park

The Kawaguchiko Herb Festival is a symbolic event for "creating a fragrant village" and is celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year since its first event in 1992. It is a major event in Lake Kawaguchiko Town that attracts many tourists from Japan and abroad every year.

Yagizaki Park<br>
Yagizaki Park

The event will be held in two locations: Oishi Park on the north shore of Lake Kawaguchiko, and Yagisaki Park on the south shore. In Oishi Park, there will also be stalls selling Lake Kawaguchiko town's local products and souvenirs.

In conjunction with the herb festival, other events will be held, such as a wine bar, fire performances, and the Mt. Fuji and Kawaguchiko Opening Festival Fireworks Display.

Overview of the 2024 Kawaguchiko Herb Festival

■Period: Saturday, June 22, 2024 to Monday, July 15, 2024

■Venue: Oishi Park/Yagizaki Park

■Contact us

Weekdays (8:00-17:15) Lake Kawaguchiko Town Tourism Division TEL: 0555-72-3168

Weekends and holidays (9:00-17:00) Lake Kawaguchiko Tourist Information Center TEL: 0555-72-6700

For more details about Kawaguchiko Herb Festival

Oishi Park

Yagizaki Park

Kuradashi Wine Bar in Kawaguchiko

Yamanashi Prefecture, where Lake Kawaguchiko is located, is the number one producer of grapes and wine in Japan. During the event, you will be able to compare the taste of approximately 200 brands of wine made in Yamanashi.

In addition, you can also enjoy craft beer " Fujizakura Heights Beer " brewed in Kawaguchiko Town and Japanese sake "Kai no Kaiun".

■ Period: Friday, June 21st to Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 12:00-21:00 (LO 20:30)

■ Venue: Oike Park

■Price: Free admission / Wine tasting starter set 3,100 yen (includes 2,300 yen food and drink voucher + 1,000 yen glass fee) / 1,100 yen glass fee

*A separate glass deposit of 1,000 yen is required (if you return the glass without any damage, the 1,000 yen deposit will be refunded)

Kuradashi Wine Bar in Kawaguchiko

Fire Performance "SHOKU" 2024

A fire performance that creates a fantastical world while freely controlling red-hot flames and playing soulful music. Please come and see this powerful performance up close.

■Date and time: Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 18:00 *Will proceed even if it rains, but will be canceled in case of severe weather

■ Venue: Special venue at Yagizaki Park

■ Price: Free

For more details on fire performance candles

Mt. Fuji / Lake Kawaguchiko Opening Festival Fireworks Festival

This fireworks display marks the start of the summer mountain climbing season at Mount Fuji and is also famous as one of the earliest fireworks displays in Yamanashi Prefecture.

■Date and time: Saturday, July 6, 2024 20:00-20:30 (scheduled)

■ Venue: Oike Park

■ Price: Free

Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko Opening Fireworks Festival

Recommended cycling route to enjoy the Kawaguchiko Herb Festival

You can get to Oishi Park, the venue for the Herb Festival, by taking the Lake Kawaguchiko Tour Bus, and to Yagizaki Park by taking the Lake Saiko Tour Bus, but we also recommend Bicycle rental to get around the Herb Festival site and avoid the crowded buses and roads.

For details about the sightseeing bus, please see

*To go to either Yagizaki Park or Oishi Park, you will need to transfer at Lake Kawaguchiko Herb Hall.

Rent an electric bicycle from Fujikanko Travel

Fujikanko Travel , located in front of Kawaguchiko Station, rents out electric-assist bicycles and regular bicycles. If you rent a bicycle from Fujikanko Travel , you can use their luggage storage service at a special price, so please make use of the Bicycle rental service at Fujikanko Travel in front of Kawaguchiko Station.

Click here for details on Fujikanko Travel's bicycle Bicycle rental

Yagizaki Park

Yagisaki Park, located on the south shore of Lake Kawaguchiko, is a famous spot for lavender. There are walkways where you can enjoy the lavender at your leisure. You can also see many hydrangeas at the same time.

Via Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge

From Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge, selected as one of the 100 best roads in Japan, you can see the majestic Mount Fuji all the way to its base.

Lake Kawaguchiko North Shore Walking Trail

This promenade runs along the shores of Lake Kawaguchi, and is a scenic spot where you can see the bridge, the Lake Kawaguchiko, and Mt. Fuji right in front of you. In spring, it is the venue for the Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival. In autumn, the Fujikawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival is held just a five-minute walk away.

Oishi Park

Oishi Park is a place where not only lavender but also various other flowers bloom in every season. The highlight is the spectacular sight of the crimson kochia flowers against Mt. Fuji, which are at their best from mid- to late October.

Kawaguchi Asama-jinja Shrine

This shrine was built over 1100 years ago in order to calm the eruptions of Mt. Fuji. It is home to the 1200-year-old "Seven Cedars," a registered natural monument of Yamanashi Prefecture, and the "Mt. Fuji Worship Site (Torii Gate in the Sky)," which is a 20-minute walk away.

For more information on Lake Kawaguchiko Sengen Shrine, click here

Tsunagaru Cafe / A spectacular terrace with a view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko

A cafe located about 400m from the Torii Gate in the Sky. It is a cafe and terrace with a great sense of openness, where you can see Mt. Fuji directly in front of you and Lake Kawaguchiko below. Take a relaxing break while looking at the magnificent view.

Tsunagaru Cafe/A terrace with a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko. Click here for details.

After the Herb Festival stroll, relax in the hot springs at "Fuji Chobo no Yu Yurari Onsen"

This day-trip hot spring facility has 16 types of baths, including two types of open-air baths with outstanding views of Mt. Fuji, as well as carbonated springs and cave baths. In addition to the baths, there is also a body refreshment area to soothe the fatigue of your travels, and a restaurant where meals are delivered by a mini steam locomotive train.

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The northern foot of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture is a stunning area of Japan that has plenty to offer visitors. At the foot of Mt. Fuji, including ”Arakurayama Sengen Park”, which offers a view of Mt. Fuji and the iconic five-story pagoda, "Chureito." The Kawaguchiko Momiji Corridor is also a must-visit during the autumn season when visitors can see the colorful leaves. Our company, based in Lake Kawaguchiko, operates various facilities that utilize the natural resources of Mt. Fuji. These include the theme park "Fuji Subaru Land," which offers a range of exciting rides and attractions, and the Fujiten Snow Resort, where visitors can enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Visitors can also sample the world-famous "Fujizakura Heights Beer," made using natural water “Fujizakura Meisui” , or relax in the natural hot spring, "Fuji Chobo no yu Yurari," . We will clearly communicate the charm of Mt. Fuji, which changes with the seasons, from the base of Mt. Fuji in Kawaguchiko.

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