Seeking variations on the views of Mt. Fuji can fill a lifetime, but there is certainly one view which should not be missed. Oshino Hakkai in Yamanashi Prefecture offers views of Fuji-san against the foreground of its eight crystal clear ponds which are fed from the water of Fuji’s melted snow. Travelling miles underground and filtered through countless layers of lava, locals regard it as some of the purest waters on earth. Obviously, this kind of beauty attracts tourists by the busloads, so don’t expect to have a quiet spot to yourself, but do be prepared for a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji framed by clear ponds and traditional style buildings.