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Okama Crater, Zao-machi
(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
View the unusual and strikingly hued natural formation of Okama Crater, a huge crater lake lying at an elevation of 1,758 m (5,768 ft). Follow a scenic mountain road to one of the nearest peaks--complete with parking lot, shrine, and restaurant--and undertake a short hike to the viewing platform from there. Those with a bit more energy to burn can trek on to the summit of one of the range's highest peaks, 45 minutes from the parking lot. Be sure to bring some sunscreen, sturdy boots, and plenty of water for the excursion. Use our Zao-machi vacation generator to arrange your visit to Okama Crater and other attractions in Zao-machi.
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  • Was rain forecast for the afternoon, so in the morning. Somehow, how's the weather out, beautiful shrine. His shrine is, of course, but seemed on the way to the mountains.
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  • Peak temperature is 2 ° C, windy and experience was below the freezing point. Views are very helpful, unfortunately in a cold hike soon, got into the tourist facilities.
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  • Seeing tour buses on this road is just scary; I expect that the drivers know their business, but still we wouldn't take a bus up (or down) this road for love nor money. Our little rental Subaru did fi...  more »