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Blue Pond, Biei-cho

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Rather obviously named after its deep blue color, Blue Pond originally served as part of an erosion control system essential to protecting Biei from a potential Mount Tokachidake eruption. Located next to the hot spring destination Shirogane Onsen, this site provides visitors with a scenic place to walk and take photos. It takes less than ten minutes to walk through the wooded area and arrive at this body of water. By using our Biei-cho tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Blue Pond and other attractions in Biei-cho.
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  • August 17, 2017
    With overcast skies, but very nice! I think we have so many insects, insect repellent spray prepared!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Biei, still pretty close to shirogane Onsen hot spring. Rainy weekdays 11 a.m. near the parking was buried eight. Walking from the parking lot of steps down to the promenade on the banks of the pond, but CHAN's chon made so hard to walk, were taken with their own shooting sticks in the middle of their lively narrow streets. There it seems to jam in the parking lot waiting for close to 5 km.
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  • August 16, 2017
    So beautiful ... I went to a cloudy day sunny day and want to go back ... Buses, but are rather tedious as a minimum. Lettuce.
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  • July 3, 2017
    Beautiful blue pond. Good for taking pictures but unfortunately they didnt turn out too nice on my camera. Definitely need to drive to get in here. There are some potholes on the way in so do drive slowly and carefully. Walk further in to see the snow-capped mountains behind the river that the blue pond flows into, it's a really magnificent sight.
  • July 8, 2017
    If you haven't seen a blue pond before, this is a good sight setting and photography spot. The blue and semi clear water is really cool.
  • June 2, 2017
    A semi man made lake (pond?) with a milky turquoise hue and a mystical aura that surrounds it. Best visited early in the morning or late in the evening when there would be less tourists, as this place seems to be very popular.
  • June 10, 2017
    We came here after the tourist season in late October, so the place was very quiet and tranquil, devoid of the large tour buses and the hordes of people. It's really wonderful to enjoy the place in peace.
  • June 15, 2017
    Was good to visit. Got parking lot but seems like it's not enough for peak season. Worth to visit if you also plan to go to the waterfall near there.

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Known for its scenery year-round, Bien-cho attracts a large number of tourists at all times. Because of this, most of the places to stay in the area sit outside of the town itself so as to offer views of the hills,
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