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Okama Crater, Zao-machi

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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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  • Day was a fine weather cloudy morning and stopped even the long-awaited opportunity. Honestly, the views along the way are not expected to put the car in the parking lot, walking on foot from there, the clouds broke and looked so real I don't think a photo or picture like landscape's. From the other tourists went up cheering in unison. View say that such views will be. Light, color of the water in the crater or to express in words, not felt the weight and depth. Did not think to impress so far in the landscape.
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  • Several times, called morning weather permitting. It is nice when you go. There were people who bring dogs. It is a good eating a hamburger bought at the foot at the lectern in the Middle falls memories.
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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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