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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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  • See more joggers and people to stroll around the Lake spring, summer, winter people less quietly. Big lake in the area than say sightseeing Lake flourished as a centre in the residential and many are already decide on destinations and takes time to move. After personally, it snowed in winter is like.
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  • From the JR Kami-Suwa station in Suwa Lake mouth, you will on a lake in a 5-minute walk away. Kamisuwa Onsen hotel can be found in the Lake, but Lake is a quiet and relaxing views.
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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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Where to stay in Suwa

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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