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Sai
Lake Sai march evening 5-30pm from eastern end.jpg
from Eastern end
Location Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35°29′54″N 138°41′07″E / 35.49833°N 138.68528°E / 35.49833; 138.68528Coordinates: 35°29′54″N 138°41′07″E / 35.49833°N 138.68528°E / 35.49833; 138.68528
Primary inflows none
Basin countries Japan
Surface area 2.1 km²
Max. depth 71.7 m
Shore length1 9.85 km
Surface elevation 901 m
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Saiko (西湖 Saiko?) is the one of the Fuji Five Lakes and located in southern Yamanashi Prefecture near Mount Fuji, Japan.

It is the fourth of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of surface area, and second deepest, with a maximum water depth of 71.1 metres (233 ft).[1] Its surface elevation of 900 metres (3,000 ft) is the same as for Lake Motosu and Lake Shōji, confirming that these three lakes were originally a single lake, which was divided by an enormous lava flow from Mount Fuji during an eruption from 864-868 AD.[2] The remnants of the lava flow are now under the Aokigahara Jukai Forest, and there is evidence to indicate that these three lakes remain connected by underground waterways.[1]

The lake is within the borders of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.[3]

Saiko has no natural drainage, but an artificial channel now connects it to Lake Kawaguchi. As with the other Fuji Five Lakes, the area is a popular resort, with many lakeside hotels, windsurfing facilities, camp sites, and excursion boats. Japanese crucian carp, wakasagi and Kunimasu were introduced to the lake in the Meiji period, and sports fishing is also popular.

However, Kunimasu, which had been introduced to a number of lakes in Japan in the Taisho period were believed to have died out and become extinct, with the last reported sighting in 1935, until rediscovered in Lake Sai in 2010.[4]

West Lake in Hangzhou, China, is written with the same kanji as Lake Sai.

See also[edit]

Pictures of Lake Sai[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rafferty, John P. Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes. Rosen Publishing (2010), ISBN 1615301062

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yamanashi Sightseeing Net". yamanashi-kankou.jp. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  2. ^ Rafferty, Tectonics, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes. page 135
  3. ^ Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park(Ministry of the Environment (Japan))
  4. ^ 'Extinct' trout species rediscovered. Yomiuri Shimbun Dec. 16, 2010

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「西湖より冬富士 / Mt.Fuji」 - view from Lake Saiko -

【Photographing】Feb 11,2012 at Lake Saiko & Mt.Onigadake 【BGM】「星の夢の終わりに」 by DOVA SYNDROME 西湖より冬の富士山の映像です。

Mt. Fuji from Saiko Lake [西湖より富士を望む/山梨県]

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The Antidote - Saiko Lake

THE ANTIDOTE / CLOSE ENCOUNTERS / SOLSTICE RECORDS 2002.

Bōsōzoku in Saiko Lake, Mount Fuji (富士山巧遇暴走族)

在富士山旅遊途中遇見大量暴走族,場面極度震撼!

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 Tent pitched at Saiko Lake, Japan

My first time to use my newly imported Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 tent. Aya and I went backpacking in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan and camped along the banks of ...

Japanese Universe : Saiko Lake

PBY-5A Canso (Catalina) R/C model (Guanli model) at lake SAIKO

enjoy take off, touch and go, landing.

荒川(彩湖)サイクリングHD動画 Cycling in Saiko lake side, Japan.

荒川サイクリング(彩湖)の動画です。自転車はGIANT ALLIANCE SE 2010モデル.

天然記念物-西湖コウモリ穴 Natural monument - Lake Saiko bat Cave.

富士山麓青木ヶ原にあるコウモリ穴。 富士山の噴火で流れ出した溶岩が外気にふれ、冷えて 固まる際、ガスが発散されその跡が洞穴として形成されたもの。 コウモリが冬眠の場所として生息している。 このため冬季(12/1~3/19)はコウモリ保護の為、閉鎖される。 コウモリはキクガシラコウモリ、テングコウモリ、コキクガシラ...

Lake Saiko

Sitting on a quiet pier at 6am on Memorial Day 2014 at one of the five lakes at the base of Mt. Fuji, Japan.

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1 news items

 
Asahi Shimbun
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:15 -0700

“It is almost cold (in here),” said a participant of a recent tour of the lava cave known as "Saiko Komori Ana" (Saiko lake bat cave). “The cave is like a natural air conditioner,” said another. The temperature of the cavern remains around a constant 9 ...
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