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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”.

  • Address

    Kuraishidake Kokuyuchi-nai, Ongatta Onsen, Zao-cho, Katta, Miyagi

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  • Entry fee


  • Opening Hours


  • Closed

    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.

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  • Best Season

    May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

  • Point

    Due to its high altitude, it is cold in autumn. Be sure to prepare for weatherization!

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    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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