lakes in japan

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Okama

Sittin' pretty on the borders of Yamagata and Miyagi.

Lake Shikotsu Winter

Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

It's time for an... Ice wedding at this annual winter wonderland in the heart of a national park.

Lake Saiko

In and around this lake, you can see Mount Fuji, visit a thatched-roof village, explore three lava caves, and hike the Jukai Nature Trail.

Lake Ikeda

The home of Japanese Loch Ness!

Lake Tazawa

Legends accompany Japan’s deepest lake.

Lake Teganuma

Perfect for a Sunday stroll.

Kusatsu hot spring in Japan

Kusatsu Onsen

Bathe like royalty and experience the local longtime tradition of yumomi.

Sunrise at Lake Shojiko

Lake Shojiko

A serene hideaway with its own special view of Mount Fuji and hiking access to a panoramic lookout.

Lake Motosuko

Lake Motosuko

Anyone who has ever paid for something with a ¥1,000 bill should be familiar with this lake’s view of Mount Fuji.

Goshikinuma (Five Colored Lakes)

A hike dotted with bewildering beauty, plus one of the most picturesque rowboat trips you'll ever find.

Otsu City

Otsu is host to some of Japan’s most beautiful views. Just a short day trip from Kyoto, it's worth a visit.