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Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0511, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 555-84-3111
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

The minute we arrived at Oshino Hakkai village we headed to collect the spring water which is considered one of the best spring water in Japan. The story/myth behind this spring water is that one emperor from China has directed his men to find the...More

Thank ChinPC
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

It was a disappointment. I've seen pictures of crystal clear blue water of Oshino Hakkai but it was not that clear during my visit. The water are murky. You still can see fishes swimming. Not worth the visit as it looks like an ordinary pond....More

Thank princessjv
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We visited Oshino village on a mission, to fill our water bottles with water tgat is said fir one drop of this precious commodity to take 50 years from Fuji to reach this place. There are a couple of ponds with clear, clean water which...More

Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great little town. Not far away from Lake Kawaguchi and there is no entry fee. It’s very peaceful and nice town to walk around if you have some time. It may take about 2-3 hours to walk around the whole site. And...More

Thank WorkHardPlayHard2008
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Around 30mins from kawaguchi lake, oshino hakkai offers 8 crystal clear ponds and very traditional Japanese houses. A lot of soveniers shops and local delicacys to be tasted here. Do spend 300yen and visit the museum.

Thank kewal d
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

My family came here to see Mount Fuji and we had the prettiest view. There was a little spring with fresh cold water. We were only here for a little while but it was beautiful. There’s also a lot of stalls to check out as...More

Thank Jessica Z
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Very pretty, the water was nice and a lot of cool little shops. I was only there for 30 minutes and I wish I was there a bit longer, but i managed to see most of it.

Thank KhaleesiNess
Reviewed 13 April 2018

A very popular spot. Take some empty water bottles, so you can enjoy the taste of fresh pure water filtered through the earth. Plenty of side stalls for something to eat. Take a walk through the local village and enjoy the sights of the snow...More

1  Thank GreyNomads888
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

A delightful hour or so at these spring water pools. Pretty busy but not horrendous Several shops selling tat and touristy stuff but the more interesting stalls and food are on the side streets

1  Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 5 February 2018

One of the World heritage cites in Japan, this village provides unique experience of Japanese village, art and culture of old time. So beautiful, nice landscaping with clean water ponds, and the warm welcoming form the villagers are unbeatable experiences for me.

Thank Rajesh T
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For taxi, it may wait for a while, wait at bus stop and take the first arrive one either taxi or bus and it will be traffic on weekend.