Goshiki-numa ('five color ponds') is famous for a 3.7km-long nature trail around a dozen of ponds. The eruption of Mount Bandai in 1888 formed a few hundreds of small ponds on the 800m-high northern highland. A local merchant family, 20 years later, started a tree-planting campaign, turning some part a tourist destination currently known as Goshiki-numa.
Because of mineral deposits from the eruption, the waters take on various hues such as cobalt blue, emerald green and reddish brown. Some of the ponds change color depending on the season and the amount of rainfall. The ponds are especially beautiful during the seasons of fresh green and autumn foliage. Bird watching is recommended in early summer and snow-shoe trekking in winter is also popular. The trail path links Bandai Kogen Station and a bus stop at the edge of the Goshiki-numa area.
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5.06 months ago
This place is a nice place to stop by for a 2 hours hiking. The scenery is beautiful and you can see some lakes with interesting colors as it is called the Five Colored Lakes. Depending on the season when you come, you can see kinds of colored leafs. At the end or beginning (depending where you start) of the hiking place, there is huge lake and they have some restaurants near by with a pretty nice view of the lake. People around this area are pretty friendly too.
5.04 months ago
A beautiful and serene hiking path between picturesque lakes and ponds. The path is really easy and not long, about an hour and 5 minutes.
4.03 months ago
Winter snow is comming. Autumn is the end
5.03 months ago
A great hike which lasts roughly two hours. The ground does get uneven but it doesn't include many ups or downs
5.06 months ago
We went there by car. It’s very easy to get there and walk to the lake. The lake was breathtakingly beautiful.