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Beautiful Crater Lake Hidden in the Woods

Lake Onami is located in the Kirishima Mountains of Kagoshima Prefecture Japan. It's a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Beautiful crater lake!

The hike up there be tough especially the last 30 mins. It was a long hike over an hour and most... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Gladys K
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Lake Onami is located in the Kirishima Mountains of Kagoshima Prefecture Japan. It's a beautiful area with good hikes, refreshing hot springs, and lovely nature. There are various trails to and around this lake so choose carefully. Some have small car parks while others do...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The hike up there be tough especially the last 30 mins. It was a long hike over an hour and most steps uphill.... the view up there is worth all the sweat and effort. It's like arriving a fairy lake ! It's very beautiful. In...More

Thank Gladys K
Reviewed 9 October 2017

There is no proper carpark at the entrance to trail of Onamino Pond. Don’t worry, you can still park at the loading bay, along side the road, right next to the entrance. Walking up 1.2 km to Onamino Pond could take an average person more...More

1  Thank ErnestChoy
Reviewed 6 July 2017

There are several trails in this plateau. It is not hard trekking, rather mild or middle level walking trekking road. I met a little boy around 7 or 8 years old who came with his grandpa. Since I was not quite aware of the time...More

Reviewed 20 October 2016

There are a few parking lots right next to the street. Then you need to trek about half an hour to reach the entry point to the trail around the lake. On a nice day with good weather the color of the lake is just...More

Thank Jiraiya48
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

First up, getting there by bus. We were staying in the hostel near kirishima jingu shrine. First you must take the bus from the roundabout at 08:04 that takes you to the small town of marano falls, get off the bus just after it has...More

Thank Sug8
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Hiked up from Ebino Kogen Visitor's Centre to Mt Karakuni (it's a bit windy at the summit) then hiked over to Onami-Ike and round to take the trail back to Ebino Kogen. Looked perfectly fine on the map. Total time taken 5hrs including stopping for...More

1  Thank MaomiBubu
Reviewed 8 April 2016

If it is not cloudy, you are in for a nice surprise. Worth walking around the lake if you have time. There are plenty of volcanic rocks.

Thank Pokyyy
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I expected it to be a fairly leisurely walk up to Unami Pond (as judging from the map it was not far away) but it actually took a good 40 minutes of constant uphill walking to get to the pond! Don't get me wrong, it's...More

1  Thank icecreamgirl7988
Reviewed 8 September 2015

A warning to travelers as out of shape as my friends and I were - it could easily take over an hour of huffing and puffing to get to the top of the stony trail. The struggle is worth it - at the top you...More

Thank RozaLui
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