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Pond Taisho

Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
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The mystic pond

This place was gorgeous. One of Central Honshu's gems. A truly mystical place although the crowds... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
Matthew M
via mobile
Beautiful surrounding for photos

We stopped here for a short period for photo taking. The pond is surrounded by yellow coloured tree... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Jon N
via mobile
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Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This place was gorgeous. One of Central Honshu's gems. A truly mystical place although the crowds are large it is a place that induces one to reflect.

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a short period for photo taking. The pond is surrounded by yellow coloured tree during this period and the mountain is covered by a bit of snow. Great for photos!

1  Thank Jon N
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very pretty lake, very blue with great views up to the mountains. The walk to get there is moderately flat and easy to do from Kamikochi in an hour.

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Just one Word, when I first saw this pond on my journey to Kamikochi. We had no plan to stop except Kamikochi stop, but after seeing just a glance of this Pond all of a sudden we decided to walk from Taisho pond. It just...More

Thank Virendra_Yadav-2014
Reviewed 28 June 2016

On all my trips to Kamikochi start from hear. After spending about two hours in this area I start my jouney to Kappa Bashi. Early morning before sun rise is very good to take photos neary this pond.

Thank 930nihalp
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Pond Taisho, which is rather a lake than a pond, is one of touristic attractions in Kamikochi. When it reflects the surrounding woods on water, it is enchanting. When a fog lies over the pond, it is really mysterious.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Taisho pond is the first bus stop coming into Kamikochi. If you're here just for the day (or half), jump off here, rather than leaving this to the end, amin reason being that you might not get a seat on the buses leaving more...More

Thank Sydney-TD
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Such clear water - see the almost perfect symmetrical reflection of the snow capped mountain. Easy hike from here

Thank maskgal
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Its ok, and thats it nothing special really, defiantly wouldn't recommend going out of you way for this place

Thank Ana_Bejan
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

When I first looked at the pond, it didn't seem picturesque as I had seen in the net. But when I snapped a picture through my SLR, I saw that the pond capture the reflection of the blue sky. I took half an hour just...More

Thank Irene Mulia T
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Augustin S
I will be going there with my mom. She is using wheelchair. Is it possible to walk from lake taisho to kappa bridge using whellchair? Thank u for your help Alternatively is there any bus that we can take from taisho pond to bus station near kappa bridge
23 May 2016|
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