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This pond was formed during a massive eruption of Mount Yake (literally “burning mountain”). The skeletons of dead trees stand in the middle of the pond, and create a magical scene depending on the time and season. The Hotaka mountains are reflected on the surface of the pond, and the surrounding area is rich with beautiful scenery, making it a famous spot in Kamikochi.
Azumi, Matsumoto, Nagano
Mid-April to 14th November
16th November to Mid-April *While entering the mountains is allowed during this time, public transportation is suspended, severely limiting access. Please note that access during this time is at your own risk.
Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Nov.
In accordance with nature preservation regulations, private vehicles are not allowed in the Kamimachi region. Please utilize the shuttle bus or walk.
About 1 hour on foot from Kamikochi bus terminal.
From “Shin-Shimashima Station” on the Matsumoto Electric Railway Kamikochi line, take an Alpico Bus bound for Kamikochi and exit at “Taishoike”. From there it is minutes away on foot.
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