Lake Ikeda, Ibusuki

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Visit Lake Ikeda and see if you can spot the aquatic monster "Issie," reported to dwell in the depths of this caldera. The largest on the island, the lake has a surface area of 11 sq km (4.2 sq mi), and plays home to some sizeable eels. Swim in the temperate waters, enjoy the mountain scenery, and snap pictures of the smiling statue of the lake's mythical resident. A few restaurants offer extensive menus and tanks with examples of the large eels on display. During the months of February to March, the areas surrounding the lake burst with yellow rape flowers in full bloom, creating a very picturesque view. Take a look at our Ibusuki tour planner to schedule your visit to Lake Ikeda and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • July 31, 2017
    In the car, drive towards Lake Ikeda from ibusuki. I was nearly gone Issy objects exist. Lake Ikeda is located facing the street, seemed to clean Mt. kaimondake from here. Mostly only ponds, giant eel was displayed. Unfortunately, Issy-Kun does not appear.
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  • July 27, 2017
    10.91 km2 area, around 15 kilometers, up deep 233 m (-167 m above sea level), 66 m above sea level on the surface of the water, Volcano (caldera lake) Lake with Lake volcano about 3.5 km in diameter. The biggest in Kyushu. In addition, length 1.8 m, Holland, and 60 cm weight 20 kg giant eel Habitat. Day visited open kaimon-Dake gas I have been visible....
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  • July 5, 2017
    If you look at the map is quite large. There are legends of Issy, interest is curious. Have no natural predators or large eels as inhabited. There are flower beds around the pond, it is entertaining to the eyes of tourists.
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The main resort town of the southern extreme of the peninsula, Ibusuki has a number of accommodations to cater to its guests. Because of the town's focus on its geothermal spas, the primary accommodations here include such facilities on site, including sand baths and traditional Japanese bathhouses, known as "onsen." You'll find the greatest number of choices to the east of the train station along the coast. Some more budget-friendly options exist, particularly the campsites further up the coast to the north.
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