Lake Okama

Lake
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.

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Address
Zao-cho, Kariya-gun, Miyagi prefecture
Note
※During the period from Early Nov. to Late Apr. of the following year, the Zao Echo Line is closed in winter, so tours are not possible.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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