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Updated:March 22, 2021

Lake Shirakoma Postcard

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Lake Shirakoma

Lake Shirakoma

About the lake

  Lake Shirakoma reveals various faces each season in the primeval forest of the North Yatsugatake Mountains over 2,100m in altitude.
  It is only a fifteen-minute walk from the parking lot on Route 299 to the lake. However, your eyes will be captivated by the mysterious landscape, once you put your feet in the forest. From the trails you can see Kokenomori (Moss Forest) spreading like a green carpet. This area, designated as a National Bryophyte Heritage Site by the Bryological Society of Japan, has approximately 500 kinds of moss, maintaining the rich nature as it used to be.
  Lake Shirakoma is known by trekkers as an entrance to the mountains including Yatsugatake Mountains. There is a trail around the lake, which provide an easy walk around the lake in 40 minutes.
  The lake became famous because of a TV commercial featuring Sayuri Yoshinaga, and is attracting attention of many people who are eager to experience “another world.” 
  For more details about and access to Lake Shirakoma and Moss Forest, please see the website of Sakuho Town Tourism Association( The external site opens in a separate window ).
  ※Every year from November to April, Route 299 leading to Lake Shirakoma is closed. For the period of road closure, please see ”Traffic Restrictions in the Southern Saku Area” on the website of Saku Construction Office( The external site opens in a separate window ). (The linked web pages will be automatically translated into English by Google Translate.)

 

Points of Interest Nearby


Yachiho Highland Nature Garden( The external site opens in a separate window )

※The linked web pages will be automatically translated into English by Google Translate.


Yahho no Yu Hot Spring/Koumi Town Highland Art Museum( The external site opens in a separate window )

※The linked web pages will be automatically translated into English by Google Translate.

  For other tourist information, please see the website of Koumi Town Tourism Association( The external site opens in a separate window ).
  ※The linked web pages will be automatically translated into English by Google Translate.

A Gift for You, from Saku and Karuizawa

 Saku Regional Development Bureau created postcards for tourists in Karuizawa so that they will discover more about the Saku Region. There are 10 postcards, and they will be available free of charge at facilities in Karuizawa Town.

  For information, please visit the “A Gift for You, from Saku and Karuizawa” page.

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Shiraito Falls

Mt. Asama

 Nakasendo Way (Motai Post Town)

 Koumi Line (Nobeyama ~ Shinano Kawakami)

Komoro Castle Ruins Kaikoen Park 

Saku Balloon Festival

Lake Shirakoma

The sky full of stars in Nobeyama

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