Lake Shoji is known as the smallest lake in the Five lakes of Mt.Fuji. It is about 5 kilometers (about 3.1mi) around and takes about 1 hour by walk. The scenery of Lake Shoji is called “Switzerland of the East” having a rich of nature. The surface of the lake is calm, many people enjoy fishing on a boat and rowing a canoe. In 1895, British man, Harry Stewart Whitworth took a year to find the best place for viewing Mt.Fuji and that was Lake Shoji. It has been loved as “Japan Gorge” by many foreign visitors. When people look at Mt.Fuji from Lake Shoji, they can see a small mountain named Mt.Omuro in front of Mt.Fuji. It looks like Mt. Fuji is holding Mt.Omuro so that the scenery from here is called “Kodaki Fuji” or “Mt.Fuji embracing a child mountain”.