Lake Spots in Miyagi Area

  • Lake Okama
    Travel / Tourism
    Zao-cho, Kariya-gun, Miyagi prefecture
    Lake Okama is a round crater lake on Goshikidake Peak in the Zao Range, and it is a famous scenic spot, considered a symbolic place in the Goshiki Zao region. It is surrounded by three peaks, Zao Karitadake Peak, Kumanodake Peak, and Goshikidake Peak, and it derives its name, which means “kettle,” due to its shape. Due to the concentration of sulfur and other chemicals in the water, the surface of the lake can take on a turquoise or emerald green color, creating a mystic landscape. This lake is unique among the world’s lakes in that it has multiple temperature layers, with the water hotter at certain depths. Due to the acidity of the water, no living organisms inhabit the lake.
  • Lake Hanayama
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Kurihara-shi
    This lake is located along National Route 398, in Hanayama, Kurihara City. The 11-kilometer dam lake, created by Hanayama Dam on Ichihasama River is an ideal place to enjoy the rows of cherry trees and red leaves in fall from the lakeside, as well as enjoy fishing and boating on the lake. Additionally, the Hanayama Youth Travel Village on the lakeside has a campsite, cottages and sports facilities.
  • Lake Choro
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Kattagunshichikashukumachi Elder
    A 50 minute drive from the Shiroishi interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. This two kilometer in circumference lake is situated 500 meters above sea level at the foot of Mt. Fubo, part of the Zao Mountain Range. The lake's clear blue surface famously reflects Mt. Fubo like a mirror. Broadleaf forest consisting of Japanese beech, oak, and maples surrounding the lake, and the early summer fresh verdure and fall foliage are particularly beautiful. Visitors can also enjoy the area's seasonally blooming flowers. Walking courses circle the lake and connect with the Yokokawa Valley, and visitors are encouraged to go on a stroll and take in the beauty of the area's forest. When in season, visitors can also enjoy activities such as boating and fishing.
  • Katanuma Lake
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Yumoto
    A caldera lake made roughly 1,200 years ago by volcanic activity, giving the surrounding area a unique sulfur scent. The lake offers a spectacularly beautiful landscape with the water changing color between various shades of blue, emerald green, and milky white depending on the weather due to the large amount of sulfur in the water. The high level of acidity of the water means no creatures live in the lake. You can enjoy this natural beauty by walking around the lake and renting a boat.
  • Izunuma Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Tome-shi
  • Lake Nanatsumori
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Kurokawa-gun Taiwacho
  • Asahi Na Lake
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Kurokawa-gun Taiwacho
  • Lake Arao
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Osaki-shi
  • Uchimachi Lake
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Kakuda-shi
  • Kasenuma Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Tagajo-shi Ichikawa Okubo
  • Lake Kamafusa
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Shibata-gun Kawasakimachi Ono Koyaba Yama
  • Saikachi Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Kamiayashi Ashimi
  • Torinomi
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Watari-gun Wataricho Arahama
  • Naganuma Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Tome-shi Hasamacho Kitakata Amagata
  • Bagyu Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Shiroishi-shi
  • Hataori Numa
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Tome-shi Towacho Nishikiori Uchinome
  • Lake Udagawa
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Igu-gun Marumorimachi
  • Naganuma Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Kami-gun Kamimachi
  • Aino Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Toda-gun Wakuyacho Kamigori
  • Kirifuse Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Osaki-shi

Miyagi Areas

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Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it's the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture's reputation as one of Japan's most scenic views.

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