Okama Crater Lake

Sightseeing information about Okama Crater Lake in Japan.


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This crater lake, Okama (Cauldron), is located at 1,550 meters (5,085 feet) in altitude near the top or the active volcano Mt. Zao in Miyagi Prefecture. The crater was created in an eruption in the 12th century and the lake started to take form around 200 years ago. Its cobalt blue water stands out against the surrounding red crumbling rocks. 90 minutes trekking from the cable car Zao Sancho Station or 3 minutes walk to the observatory from the parking lot at the terminus of the mountain road, Zao Echo Line (closed in winter). Windproof jackets are recommended as the area is cold and windy even in summer.

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5.04 months ago

One of the most beautiful crater in japan ... I went there on my birthday. Although the weather was cloudy, and it was my wish to see the crater even if it’s for a moment. And behold! My wish was granted ... I feel so lucky that sun shone so bright for a moment and I could get the glimpse of this beautiful crater and clicked several pics ...
later, it rained heavily there though. But it proved to be such a beautiful day. I will go again and again.

5.02 months ago

Wonderful place. You can drive to the mountain top, there are parking lots available. After getting to the lake, you can either walk up to the small temple and the magnificent view point or take a small hike around the lake. I was there in June and there was still a little bit snow. So I dont think its accessible in winter. If you are hungry, there is a good restaurant next to the lake. Definitly a very nice place, but sadly only available by car...

5.02 weeks ago

It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life😍🥰

5.07 months ago

Awesome view, it is very impressive to see it first hand. If you are in the prefecture it is worth making the trip there. If you hace time and the weather allows it there is quite a bit of hiking to be done. I would recommended going in the cooler months either before or after summer. Also the trip up there in autumn with the leaves changing colour is very beautiful. Would highly recommend it.

5.03 weeks ago

Excellent Tourist Place. Okama Sendai.

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