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Lake Suwa, Nagano Prefecture

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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. Using our custom trip planner, Suwa attractions like Lake Suwa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • MISTED on the other side, the look is big lake. During the warmer months did have a funny smell, but don't mind cold weather. Color contrast against the trees, I got was amazing.
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  • Go near is beautiful from afar, and aquatic plants? Outbreak without a degree of transparency in green smell, is not very much was.
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  • I thought it was vast and beautiful Lake. Close to eel restaurant had a lunch eaten, was disappointing.
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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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