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Lake Ikeda, Ibusuki

(1.3/5 based on 170+ 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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  • 有水怪傳說的加持,湖邊有一小片花田,配上開聞岳作背景,風景算不錯。連日皇也曾到訪。湖上雖看不到任何水怪,但偶然可看到有人在玩滑水。  more »
  • I wish I'd listened to all the other negative comments about this place, and not wasted my time going. In February, the flowers aren't there, so it's not pretty. Therefore they don't expect tourists, ...  more »
  • I went in with beautiful flowers, but this year January was at its peak was over when I went so pretty clean, and lovely. Weather was very good Greens and Lake Ikeda and Mt. kaimondake clean was the best.
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