Fujikawaguchiko is a town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji and is home to one of the mountain’s five lakes, Kawaguchi. Today it’s a pretty developed area which makes camping incredibly boring as the lake is surrounded on all sides by hotels and resorts. The town feels fairly big, with its population of around 25,000 spread out around the lake. First thing in the morning, as I left reception, I was told that winter is the wrong time of year to visit the lake as it’s grey and cold. And indeed the day was monotone and rainy and reminiscent of scenes from the film Silent Hill.