Best cafes to visit in Fuji Five Lakes, Japan

Fuji Five Lakes is located in Japan’s Yamanashi, in the northern foothills of Mount Fuji. The cafes at this place are as serene as the lakes, which are nestled in peaceful spots where you can escape the busy city lives. Every café there has something unique from cakes to herbal teas to freshly baked bread, and its unique atmosphere as well. So, here is the list of best cafes to visit in Fuji Five Lakes:

•    Lake Bake Café

The fragrance of freshly baked bread will welcome you to the café. The bakery offers over 50 different varieties of bread such as raisin bread, fig and walnut boules, cheese loaves and a specialty aged bread made with mature yeast. You can also relish Japenese styles sweet dishes such as matcha and black bean scones here. Sit at the terrace and enjoy the views of Mount Fuji.

•    Papermoon

This is a stylish and refined café located amidst the greenery on the shores of Lake Yamanaka, the largest one amongst the five lakes. They serve excellent coffee, homemade cakes including strawberry shortcake, tiramisu, pumpkin pudding, and apricot cheesecake. The best dish of the café is apple pie made with chunky pieces of apple inside a perfectly cooked pastry and delicately seasoned with cinnamon.                                                                                 

•    Lakeside Café Ku

Café Ku is situated at the southern shores of Lake Kawaguchi offering stunning views of the pristine waters of the lake. It is popular for its wide range of hot and iced coffee as well as juices and smoothies. They have a dreamy décor and a delicious menu.

•    Café Green House

This café is located in a glass greenhouse and sells a large range of herbal teas made using mixtures of 200 different herbs grown in its own garden. These include concoctions designed to boost your immune system, cleanse your body, relax your mind and clear your skin. Normal coffee and juices are also on the menu.

•    Café Troisieme Marche

Its décor with dried flowers and antique furniture will transport you to the rural European feel. Located within the walking distance of the Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, this café will make you feel relaxed. The menu offers lunch dishes like quiche and sandwiches. The cake is their forte favorites are cookies and cream cheesecake.

Make sure you have a great meal at these cafes.