Lake Inawashiro, Fukushima Prefecture

Lake Inawashiro is the fourth-largest lake in Japan, located in central Fukushima Prefecture, south of Mount Bandai. It is also known as the 'Heavenly Mirror Lake'. The lake is located within the borders of Bandai-Asahi National Park. In winter swans migrate to the beaches of the lake and stay there until spring.Lake Inawashiro was formed some 30-40,000 years ago when a tectonic depression was dammed by a major eruption and pyroclastic flow from Mount Bandai. The water is acidic with a pH value of approximately 5.0, and has a high degree of transparency. The water level was considerably less during the Jomon period as numerous artifacts and ceramic fragments have been found offshore. The lake water is an important source for irrigation in the Aizu region of western Fukushima Prefecture. An irrigation canal was completed during the Edo period and another in 1882. A third canal completed in 1915 supplies the city of Kōriyama with drinking and industrial water. The water also supplies a number of hydroelectric power plants. The lake is also an important tourist and leisure attraction in Fukushima Prefecture.
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  • Delicious Soba have ever been before, to eat Soba's thatched roof until lunch 13 o'clock finally arrived, I et parking lowered goodwill once the sold sign... lie?! And eaten Soba purpose! OMG! A suitable lunch, from Fukushima peach big delicious peach! Glass Museum stroll around the world... kashiwaya stores with thin bun tasting tea, could little thin buns I souvenir... favorite Fukushima make not a long time Fukushima staff. Good to go. I'll never go again, Fukushima (lol) to eat those noodles
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  • Natural inawashiro accommodation with plenty of listel inawashiro is surprised by the hotel is a great person!? ️ family generations are many. Mother of the accompaniment, on-site staff, your tired feeling you. But pool was lovely. The next day take the Swan in inawashiro, Museum of fine arts, Goshiki-NUMA
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  • Walked the Lake in 20 years Buri. It was not changed 20 years ago and high transparency. Like the ocean waves. Cold water, feels good.
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