The snowcapped icon of Mount Fuji has long inspired poets, painters and luminaires. But further down, one can discover landscapes of low-slung lakes, serene mountain sights and spring water ponds as you cycle the Yamanashi countryside. Whether beneath the pink blur of cherry blossoms or stashed in the seasonal fall foliage, let your private guide whisk you through the Fuji Five Lakes and the Kofu Valley Basin — all under the halo of Japan’s most sacred mountain.