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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  • Local driving around randomly. Winter maintenance is done well easily could. Overwhelmed by the beauty of Bandai volcano Fuji
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  • Lake inawashiro Lake flapped in the wind, down like an icicle tree on the shore as a result of freezing. Nagaimo is 2 m long, is a tradition of inawashiro Lake in the winter. It was cold....
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  • I stopped by on the way programmes in Fukushima sightseeing go back in urabandai Highland to. Not much good weather to ride at swan boat tourists who u were noted. I wonder if there are different seasons many swans to fly over,.
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  • Great place for camp out and sunsets. Lovely experience.
  • Beautiful lake. Amazing views.
  • Beautiful lake
  • August 2012
  • You can see the beautiful in every season and be healed. Ban-ETSU inawashiro at Bandai Plateau from Expressway as the location and good transport links. Route by car to the inawashiro Lake in northwestern part of Chiba Prefecture local Tokyo outer ring Expressway Dosan Township South IC-IC on Joban Expressway Dosan Township-from JCT on Joban Expressway Iwaki Niigata to enter County mountain go straight to the ban-etsu Expressway Bandai road inawashiro at Bandai-Kogen IC on noetsu On down the highway route 115-will arrive to the inawashiro Lake and highway 49, a roundabout in Aizu-Wakamatsu. Fast charge takes 6970 yen. The journey takes 3 hours and 10 minutes-it takes about 3 hours 25 minutes.
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