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Happo Pond

Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture
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Great goal for trekking

I visited the Happo pond in the summer. First taking the gondolas, then two lifts to the height of... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Olivia S
via mobile
Go for the hike and not the pond itself.

We did the hike to Happo Pond on a perfect autumn's day and we're rewarded with breathtaking views... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Perth, Australia
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Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the Happo pond in the summer. First taking the gondolas, then two lifts to the height of 1,800 meters then trekking to the pond. It took about 90-120 minutes. Good exercise for any ages. There are few good coffee shops and restaurants at...More

2  Thank Olivia S
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We did the hike to Happo Pond on a perfect autumn's day and we're rewarded with breathtaking views along the way. Take the Adam gondola at Happo then up 2 chairlifts (2700 yen for return ticket) to the hike start point. It took us 1...More

Thank XAGTKate
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

One hour hike up Mount Hakone-sanzen from ski lifts. Spectacular views. Amazing when one climbs above the clouds. Spectacular view of the reflections from the pond of the mountain peaks.

Thank Hak18
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

They don't allow dogs, because they say it is a national park...and so, where is the problem if it is a national park? I come from Trentino, on italian Alps and dogs are welcome everywhere. It is very sad they don't allow dogs here. They...More

2  Thank MarcoTogni
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This pond sits atop of Mt. Happo. It can be accessed from a set of lifts and a two-hour walk. Preparing your own hiking poles is recommended. The weather can change rapidly, so bring a raincoat. In mid-June, some snow can still be seen, and...More

Thank Chawanat N
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Take the gondola, and two chair lifts up and you and then climb for a little over an hour, and you get to sit and see amazing views.

1  Thank Swimmmer63
Reviewed 15 October 2015

If your in good shape and are willing to break a sweat I would highly recommend the hiking trail up to Mt. Karamatsu-Dake summit. The hike up there would take you about two and a half hours walking at a fairly high pace but when...More

Thank StroemCarl
Reviewed 13 August 2015

After the gondola and lifts of Happo-one, you have to walk to the lake for 1.5 hours one way. The beginning of the trekking trail is easy, but the second half is a long way of rocky, steep track. Remember to prepare your trekking poles...More

2  Thank HiroSKMT
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Drove to the top chairlift, it would have been an expensive excursion to get the chairlift all the way and while the hike was enjoyable for a non-hiker, the pond is a big disappointment. It is a hole in the ground! You think, "this can`t...More

1  Thank Patsy M
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Did the photographer lie on his back and shoot one cm above the water to get the famous shot as above? The walk is great and quite a challenge to the average Sunday adventurer but when you get to the pond you think `That can`t...More

2  Thank Owennuthin
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8 March 2016|
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Response from Swimmmer63 | Reviewed this property |
Are you talking about a trip from Thailand to Japan? Or just a trip up the lifts? The lifts were about 1,800 yen round trip I think, Maybe a little bit cheaper or more expensive depending on money rates. To get to that... More