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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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  • I stopped by because it was on the road before Miyagi Yamagata. Despite the end of September, from high altitude already around and wrapped in leaves and first of all nice views from the parking lot. Early in the morning to can be seen and visited the little clouds. Even hiking was not the okama walked a little 10-beautiful looks. This is the place you want to take a look at visiting the sunny day.
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  • 10 years Buri went to the shrine of ZAO. The weather was not very good, is the color of the water in the crater was so beautiful I saw.
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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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