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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  • 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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  • I stopped by to get out to the Aizu-Wakamatsu Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Hall, happens to be had from a sight-seeing boats dock. In the cloudless sky, blue sky and reflections on the surface of the Lake was very mysterious. I thought it was ideal to take only the Lake panorama Jetty jutting out into the Lake is limiting the pictures with Bandai mountain on the north side for this location is in the northwestern part of the Lake, is a bit difficult. The thing with very good water quality because the water is acidic because organic matter in water is extremely small. More Lake was beautiful like a mirror. Also known as 'Sky Mirror Lake' itself. Satisfied you can just make a short stop. Looking for a place because it was too beautiful sky and the surface of the Lake, stretch your legs a bit more, I see Bandai mountain, and around the Lake a good idea, I thought later.
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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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  • Great place for camp out and sunsets. Lovely experience.
  • Beautiful lake. Amazing views.
  • Beautiful lake
  • August 2012
  • Guests can enjoy views over different seasons. In the summer don't forget insect repellent!
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