Lake Shirakaba-ko, Chino

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High up in the Japanese hills sits Lake Shirakaba-ko, an artificial lake found on a plateau between two mountains at 1,416 m (4,646 ft) above sea level. Take time to unwind and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and green forests that fill your view as you take a leisurely stroll or as you sit on one of the many benches along the water's edge. You can hire pedal boats and navigate across the water. If you look towards the middle of the lake, notice a small fountain made of rocks stacked upon each other. Plan your Lake Shirakaba-ko visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chino using our Chino travel itinerary planner.
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  • July 31, 2017
    Restaurant Chaplin kurumayama Kogen is delicious soft to eat and finally into the downhill, just in sight of Birch Lake still hustle and bustle of summer far, sparkled the Lake.
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  • July 29, 2017
    You can on the way down from kirigamine area, seen from above. We were many buildings around. Look at the Birch Lake area with dining and Spa is good.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Walkway leads to the Birch Lake in the vicinity began climbing the mountain road to the Summit from Kuruma-Yama Mt. diverged. Looks beautiful Birch Lake from the turning point! You can also want the Birch Lake parts from car mountain road. Tateshina mountain pulls behind are forming a good landscape.
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  • August 20, 2016
    Try the pedal boat during summertime
  • November 1, 2016
    N1 Area
  • May 31, 2017
    August 6:00 I visited ago. Temperatures are lower at this time, is the bike grip heaters are required. Misty took to the Lake.
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  • July 9, 2017
    Views, we loved the resort area. There are many skiers that winter.
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  • June 25, 2017
    Known as a good place to walk around the Lake in the spring.
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Where to stay in Chino

Chino itself possesses a few accommodations, most of them unfussy hotels with onsite communal bathhouses (using geothermal waters, a real draw of the area), located close to the main train station. Many opt instead to stay at Suwa to the north, where lakeside lodgings are a little more upmarket and well maintained. Alternatively, visitors to Chino choose to stay to the east of the main city center, where hot spring resorts sit in secluded, scenic locations in the highland areas.
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