Lake Ashi, Hakone
The name “Ashinoko” means lake of reeds (ashi is reed and ko means lake). This beautiful lake, lies about 720 metres above sea level and is surrounded by mountains, including the iconic Mount Fuji. It has an area of seven square kilometres and is 19 kilometres in circumference, making it the largest lake in this area. It is a crater lake lying along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone, and was formed after the volcano’s last eruption 3,000 years ago.