Lakes and Rivers

River and Lakes
River and lakes in Japan are the most popular spots for all kinds of activities. At river you can enjoy fishing and B.B.Q. At Lake, they offer all kids of marine sports, like wind-surfing, wake-board, jet-skiing, fishing, boat-riding. All lakes in Japan have very pure water with beautiful nature. Visit there for family activities or having relaxing time for yourself.

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Okama (御釜) is a crater lake located on the top of Mt. Zao. It is the main feature of Mt. Zao. It is also known as Five colors pond because the color of the lake changes by the weather and seasons. Mostly, the color of the lake is a beautiful green. It has very strong acid water lake in the world. Therefore, there is no living organism in this lake. You can walk around the east side of the lake to see from different angle. It is still active volcano, so its water sometimes boils by the ground heat.

Tourist Info.
There is parking, restroom and gift shop.
Parking near the lake is 520 yen per car.
You can’t go near the lake.
Road closed in winter.

1. at Shiraishi Zao station.
2. use local bus to Okama.
You can also come from Yamagata prefecture.