Hamamatsu & Lake Hamana

Hamamatsu & Lake Hamana

Lake Hamana is a famous spot in the Hamamatsu area, that straddles Hamamatsu City and Kosai City. Originally it was a freshwater lake bordered by sandbars, but these sandbars broke down and the lake became a brackish lake after the 1498 Meio earthquake and storm surge. Nowadays about 400 species of fish and 59 species of crustaceans inhabit the lake.
Another great place to check on the eastern shore of Lake Hamana is "Kanzanji Onsen". It is the best hot spring town around Lake Hamana, where you can enjoy swimming in the summer as well. There are plenty of facilities and inns, restaurants to taste the freshly caught fish and shellfish from the lake.

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