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Lake Ikeda, Ibusuki
(1.4/5 based on 150 reviews on the web)
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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  • This is the biggest crater lake in Kyushu. As there are not so many restaurants, souvenir shops around so the atmosphere is good but one hour bus interval was too much. I would not recommend unless yo...  more »
  • Kinda like opening Mt. Lake souvenir shop has bred giant eels that inhabits the Lake Ikeda. I'm going to be eels feed on the small lake Ikeda. I'm and I scattered the sediments "hedoro" as such can be said. Wow!.
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  • 只能說這是一個風景優美的湖,除了湖和幾間事多辦舘,什麼配套及購物點也沒有,我只可說不太適合我。但你如在附近唐船峽品嚐當地流水麵,也建議可順道一遊這裡。