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Lake Shojiko, Canoe Course

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Olympic Sports

  • Canoe Sprint

A canoe course at the foot of Mt. Fuji that has held national tournaments in the past

  • POINT1

    ●The canoe course is located on Lake Shojiko, at the northern area of Mt. Fuji, World Cultural Heritage Site.
    ●The magnificent natural environment and beautiful scenery surrounded by mountains provides an ideal environment for training.
    ●It is located at an elevation of 900 meters. With a relatively cool climate in summer, it is an ideal environment to train in.
    ●This facility has held here the National level sports events such as National Inter-High School Competitions the 500m and 200m athletics contests every year.
    ●This is the grounds where the 2012 Olympic athlete Fujishima trained as a child.

  • POINT2

    ●A particular feature of this facility is that the area is surrounded by mountains, so wind does not have much effect.
    ●Cars can go as far as the shore of the lake, so it is easy to transport boats to the water.

  • POINT3

    ●A view of "Kodaki Fuji" from the judges tower is famous as a scenery of Lake Shojiko Canoe Course.
    ●Lake Shojiko is the smallest lake in Fuji Five Lakes, however, in Meiji period (1895) it was introduced overseas by Harry Stewart Whitworth, a British man, in the name of the "The world most beautiful Lake Shojiko" and "Switzerland in the Far East."

  • Major facilities

    ●200 m・500m common course 9 lanes
    ●Kayak race, Canadian race
    ●Available for single, pair, and K4
    ●Lake Shojiko: area 0.50 square kilometers, depth 15.2 meters, perimeter 6.80 kilometers, 900 meters above sea level

  • Additional facilities

    ●Canoe storage, judges Tower

Access

・By car: 25 minutes from Chuo Expressway Kawaguchiko IC.

Address

483-14-banchisaki, Shoji, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi

Fujisan (Mt. Fuji) and Fujigoko (Fuji Five Lakes) Area

The Fujikawaguchiko area is located on the north side of the sacred Mt. Fuji and is blessed with stunning natural greenery and mountains, and is swathed in woodland, the most well-known being Aokigahara Forest, also called the ‘sea of trees’, and wilderness.