I'm still catching up on photos; here is a set from my first visit to Sagamiko a few weeks back. The area around the station reminded me a bit of Takaosan (not far off from Sagamiko), the Yamanashi area, and the small town atmosphere near Zushi station. I absolutely love the quiet, countryside atmosphere of places like these. They really fill me with a sense of peace.
Near the lake, it was very tranquil with few people around. Small, vintage-looking arcades, sweets shops, and a boat rental shop lined the shore. Out on the water, I felt giddy - I hadn't been on a boat out in a lake for ages, maybe since before I moved to Japan. The mountains rose up on the other side, thickly covered with trees. A hawk sailed past and wheeled about the nearby water. What a blissful few hours.