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This pond spreads its shallow waters towards an open prairie in the virgin forest. There are small islands dotting the pond like small paddies, creating a calming scenery. Visitors can catch the sight of the mountains of Kasumizawa and Hotakadake in its surroundings. Fresh greenery can be enjoyed in May; in mid-June to early July, the renge azaleas and nikkokisuge blossoms are at their peak, while in October, yellow autumn leaves and late autumn fog ice make their appearance.
Azumi Kamikochi, Matsumoto, Nagano, 390-1516
Open for passage: 5:00-19:00 *Up to 20:00 from July-August *Car restrictions
November 16-end of April
May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Nov.
60 minutes via Kamikochi bound bus from Matsumoto Electric Rail Kamikochi Line-Shinshimashima Station, get off at Taisho Pond and walk 20 minutes
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