The Laid-Back Camp (Yuru Camp) anime has some beautiful locations, but what some don’t know is they are real campsites you can, and should, visit!
Have you ever been camping before? After watching Laid-Back Camp (Yuru Camp), I think you would want to. Cosy atmosphere with a view; you can relax, watch the stars and mountains with a company of delicious food, just cannot avoid the temptation.
Laid-Back Camp (Yuru Camp) is a manga/anime series both adults and teens can enjoy. It’s about high school students’ solo and group camping adventures that take place around the Fuji Five Lake in Japan.
It makes anime more tempting to watch since it used a lot of real-life locations. Let’s take a look around the campsites and places that took place in Laid-Back Camp.
Lake Motosu, where characters Rin and Nadeshiko first meet, is the westernmost and the deepest of the Fuji Five Lakes. It is popular with not just camping, but also windsurfing, canoeing, fishing, and diving.
There is a myth about a dragon living in Lake Motosu, too. But even with a scary belief, thousands of years old pottery and tools are discovered at the bottom of the lake. Since there are several campsites located at the lake Motosu, we should mention that the campsite Rin registered is called Koan Camping Ground.
The view of Mount Fuji and Lake Motosu on the northwest side is widely known from the 1000 yen bills, which are based on Koyo Okada’s famous photo he took in 1935.
Fumoto Campsite is where Rin goes for solo camping, and Nadeshiko finds her there to cook to show gratitude. This camping site is large and offers a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji.
For the first time, Rin and Nadeshiko decide to go on a camping trip together in episode six and choose Lake Shibire. The camping ground is called Suimeiso.
The area has several myths, the most well-known is about the name of the place which comes from the four-tailed (shi: four, bi: tail) dragon god, the residence of the lake.
If you don’t want to use a tent you can also stay at the bungalow. If you are into water sports, you can try swimming, kayaking, or just relaxing while fishing. Depending on the season, of course.
And it is said that during the sakura blooming season, people love enjoying hanami (watching flower blooming events in Japan) in the area.
In Laid-Back Camp season 2, Chiaki, Aoi, and Ena decided to camp at Lake Yamanaka.
Lake Yamanaka is the largest lake of the Fuji Five Lakes, and in the summer holiday, lots of students go there for sports training. And especially in spring, Hana no Miyako Park becomes the main attraction with its beautiful seasonal flowers.
Also, in the winter, Lake Yamanaka becomes the place where you can see the “diamond Fuji” longest. Diamond Fuji is a natural phenomenon that happens when the sun is positioned right at the summit of Mount Fuji.