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A circular crater lake in the Zao mountain range, which is called ”Okama”, as its shape resembles a bowl. Depending on the angle of the sunlight, the beautiful emerald green surface turns many different colors within a day, so it is also called ”the lake of five colors”.
Kuraishidake Kokuyuchi-nai, Ongatta Onsen, Zao-cho, Katta, Miyagi
Generally between early November till late April, Zao Echo Line/ High Line are closed for the winter season, so the site is not available for visit as a general rule.
May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.
Due to its high altitude, it is cold in autumn. Be sure to prepare for weatherization!
From "Shiraishi Zao Station" of JR Tohoku Shinkansen, take Miyakoh Bus bound for Ongatta Onsen for 50 minutes, get off at the terminal stop, and take 50-minute taxi ride
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