Located at the foot of Mount Fuji, Oshino Hakkai is a small village very popular with the Japanese. Designed to promote local craftsmanship, this thatched village would actually be the 6th largest lake in the region!
A reconstituted traditional village
Between its thatched houses, tall grass and water mill, Oshino Hakkai stands out from the other villages that surround Japan's highest mountain.
Classified as a World Heritage Site since 2013 for its unique architecture, this small village is now mainly dedicated to local crafts.
Although the village still has 9,200 inhabitants, it is its Edo-style centre that attracts all eyes. And every day, many visitors come to stroll through its shopping streets where Japanese pastries and traditional restaurants mingle with souvenir shops and silk shops.