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Blue Pond (Aoiike)
This scenery, which has become world famous after being used as a wallpaper for the MacBook Pro, is actually a pond that was formed by chance during construction works after the volcanic eruption of Mt. Tokachi. With its superb contrast between the withered trees and blue water, this pond is said to be covered from view by accumulated snow during the winter.
Shirogane, Biei-cho, Kamikawa, Hokkaido
No Entry from around December to March.
Please remember that it gets very crowded in the holiday season, including Golden Week in May, Saturdays and Sundays of from June to September, and Obon holiday in mid-August. It is less crowded in the morning until 10 am.
- About 25 minutes by taxi from "Biei Station"- About 40 minutes by taxi from Asahikawa Airport
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