The Reversed Mt. Fuji refers to the reflection of the inverted image of Mount Fuji on the Kawaguchiko lake in the early morning and at sunset. In addition to Lake Yamanaka, Kawaguchiko Bridge is one of the most recommended photo spots for the Reversed Mt. Fuji. This article will provide a detailed introduction to the Reversed Mt. Fuji in the early morning. If you plan to visit Mt. Fuji in the near future, you can use it as a reference.
Walk about 15 to 20 minutes across the Kawaguchiko Bridge to the other side. After walking through the tunnel on the right side, you will be able to reach the photo spot for the Reversed Mt. Fuji. (Because the morning temperature is low, bring warm clothing)
The Reversed Mt. Fuji Sunrise
In order to appreciate the beauty of the Reversed Mt. Fuji, please take the weather into account. While waiting for the sun to rise, the early morning view of snow-topped Mount Fuji evokes a quiet and comfortable atmosphere.
In winter and spring, Mt. Fuji emits a pinkish tone due to light rays on the top of a snow-covered mountain. It is called the Red Fuji and gradually melts in the summer and fall due to the snow on the top of the mountain. To appreciate the beauty of the Reverse Mt.Fuji, it is necessary to wait for the sun to rise slightly from the rear of the mountain to cast a reflection of Mt. Fuji on the water.
You can see the reflections in the water connect and the bottom sides of Mt. Fuji are complemented with light to create a soft and charming tone.
The best time to view Mt. Fuji is about half an hour after sunrise. Whether it is continuous shooting or video recording, visitors can capture the most captivating views of Mount Fuji at this time.
Shooting from the bottom near the shore, you can catch bursts of ripples on the lake, with Mt. Fuji in the background.
When the sun has completely risen, the reverse light of Fuji and the red light on the top of the mountain will instantly disappear.
On the way back to the Kawaguchiko Bridge, visitors can admire the changes of light and the shadows that are different than from before. Under the sun’s illumination, Mt. Fuji and the houses at the foot of the mountain also render different colors.
Moving closer to Mount Fuji will make the reflection more defined on the lake surface and an even smaller version of the Reversed Fuji which is also quite special.
Routes Around Mt. Fuji
Kawaguchiko’s best shooting site against Fuji is located on the bank facing Mt. Fuji in the upper right corner of the map. Due to its excellent location, there are many hot spring accommodations and the price is nearly 3 times more expensive than the accommodations on the opposite side of the lake. If you want to save money and would like to appreciate the beauty of the Reverse Mt. Fuji; you may wish to choose low-cost accommodation nearby or get up early in the morning to catch the view.