The observation deck is well maintained and large.
Mt. Fuji can be seen well beyond the lake, and you can see beautiful Mt. Fuji.
The location is NG, but it is also a spot where you can see Diamond Fuji.
How do I get around Lake Tanuki?
There is a flat walkway on the lakeside that is easy to walk on, so you can go around not only on foot but also by bicycle.
The area around the lake is about 4km, and I think that it is just the right distance for a walk if you go around.
Drive and parking information of Lake Tanuki
Access to Lake Tanuki
There are Shin-Tomei Expressway and Chuo Expressway in the vicinity, and it is a good place to access.
Estimated time required when using a high-speed road
From Shizuoka: Usually 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes (66.5 km)
From Sendai: usually 5 hours 50 minutes to 6 hours 40 minutes (474 km)
From Nagoya: Usually 2 hours 50 minutes to 3 hours 40 minutes (236 km)
From Tokyo: usually 2 hours 10 minutes to 2 hours 50 minutes (165 km)
Nearest IC (1): Shin-Fuji IC on the Shin-Tomei Expressway
From Tokyo and Nagoya, this IC is convenient.
It takes about 40 minutes from the IC.
Nearest IC (2): Kawaguchiko IC on Chuo Expressway
From Sendai, this IC is convenient.
It takes about 50 minutes from the IC.
Parking near Lake Tanuki Observation Deck
There are several free parking lots around Lake Tanuki, but there is also a free parking lot about a 5-minute walk from the observation deck.