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Lake Suwa, Nagano Prefecture

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#27 of 102 in Nature in Nagano Prefecture
Take a swan-boat ride or stroll along the 16 km (9 mi) shoreline, enjoying the view of mountains at Lake Suwa, a lake with natural hot springs underneath its surface. Visit the Lake Suwa Geyser Center to see an active geyser and a network of seven gushing hot springs. In winter time, ice pressure ridges forming in the surface ice can reach a length of 30 cm (1 ft) due to the activity of undergorund hot springs. According to legend, those formations are signs of gods crossing the lake. The lake town also has a miso factory where you can taste some miso ice cream and soup. Use our Suwa trip builder to arrange your visit to Lake Suwa and other attractions in Suwa.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Is your name. But is the famous Suwa Lake. From the tateishi Park was excellent. Exhibition so wanted one of the views of Lake Suwa. It is very recommended.
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  • August 7, 2017
    For those who see Fireworks is plenty of gate location on a Lake, I thought something seemed. Gate closed translation can not freely go to the Lake. I think in the perfect place to walk the dog.
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  • July 17, 2017
    Leg rowing boat 30 min 1200 yen (3-seater) offers water drive in Lake Suwa. Wind over water is good, went to play in the three-day weekend in July is in the Suwa Lake aquatic plants like experiencing a lot and smells a little like now, but the staff in 30 minutes 10 minutes. This was the atmosphere in preparation for next month's Fireworks unusual floating islands of Lake Suwa reminded.
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As the city of Suwa is famous for its ryokans--traditional Japanese guesthouses built at hot springs--most tourists opt to stay in one of these. Also known as onsen hotels, the establishments offer guests access to swim in the region's healing waters. If you're traveling on a budget, you should consider a homestay, basic hotel, or camping on the west side of the lake.
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