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The pond, which is known by its name, “Maruike Pond”, is a tradional center of worship, as the fallen trees submerged in the pond are “enshrined”, without getting decomposed, as if they are dragons. The surface of this 3.5m-deep pond, spanning 20m across sparkles in a beautiful shade of emerald green, as its sole source of the water is an underground spring.
57 Suguse Arakawa, Yuza-machi, Akumi, Yamagata
Fishing on this pond is prohibited. Locals do not necessarily know the exact location of the pond, as there are no signposts or signs, but it is situated right behind “Minowa Salmon Hatchery”
Approximately 10 minutes from the “Yuza Station” on the JR Uetsu Main Line.
Approximately a 25-minute drive from the “Sakata Minato IC” on the Yamagata Expressway.
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