[Kanto scenic tour] [Yamanashi Prefecture] Motorcycle trip to Lake Motosu! A solo trip to enjoy the Fuji Five Lakes and the spectacular view of Mt. Fuji

Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta. This time, I toured from central Tokyo to Lake Motosu in Yamanashi Prefecture on my beloved Harley-Davidson FLSB Sport Glide. In this article, I will introduce the details of that trip.


What is Lake Motosu?

Lake Motosu is one of the Fuji Five Lakes and is located in Yamanashi Prefecture. It is a lake with a circumference of 12.6 km, an area of 4.7 square km, and a depth of 122 m, and is one of the Fuji Five Lakes that retains much of its untouched nature. You can also enjoy delicious local products around Lake Motosu. Among them, Hoto'',Fuji Five Lakes Lake Fish Dishes”, and “Fuji Five Lakes Smelt” are particularly recommended.

Route to Lake Motosu

On this tour, we headed from central Tokyo via the Shuto Expressway and the Chuo Expressway to Lake Motosu. The specific route is as follows.

  • From Nihonbashi in central Tokyo, take Hakozaki Minatobashi Street and Hakozaki IC to take the 22 Mukojima Line/Shuto Expressway 6/Route 6.
  • Enter Shuto Expressway No. 6/Route 6 and take Edobashi JCT towards Kandabashi/Shutou Expressway No. 5/Kita-Ikebukuro/Chuo Expressway.
  • Proceed on the Metropolitan Expressway Inner Loop Line/C1 and proceed towards Shinjuku/E20/Chuo Expressway at Miyakezaka JCT.
  • Enter Shuto Expressway No. 4 Shinjuku Line/Route 4 and proceed along the Chuo Expressway.
  • Head towards Lake Kawaguchi/Lake Yamanaka at Otsuki JCT and enter Yokomachi Bypass/National Route 139 from the Kawaguchiko IC exit.
  • Proceed along National Route 139, turn right at Motosu (intersection) and enter Motosu Michi/National Route 300.
  • Turn left onto Prefectural Route 709 and arrive at Lake Motosu

Highlights of Lake Motosu


Along with its beautiful natural environment, Lake Motosu also offers delicious local cuisine such as Hoto'',Fuji Five Lakes Lake Fish Dishes”, and “Fuji Five Lakes Smelt”. In addition, the view of Mt. Fuji from Lake Motosu is spectacular and attracts visitors.

Motorcycle parking lot at Lake Motosu

There is a “Prefectural Lake Motosu Parking Lot” that is convenient for parking your bike when you visit for bike touring. This is located just off National Route 300 towards Prefectural Route 709 towards Lake Motosu, and is free to use.


Bike touring from central Tokyo to Lake Motosu is a great opportunity to get away from the city and enjoy the rich natural scenery. You can also enjoy delicious local cuisine around Lake Motosu. Please be sure to visit Lake Motosu on your next tour.

When translated into English, Lake Motosu becomes “Lake Motosu”.

The above was sent to you by _hiroyuki.ta. Look forward to the next tour!