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Get a guide and enjoy the hiking

While we hiked through around the woods and into the lake, we were so close to the nature. The... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Ying C
Piscataway, New Jersey
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Pleasant view

'Chicken Head Lake' refers to the shape of the first lake encountered. A pleasant and serene... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Coolum Beach, Australia
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

The expectation was high thinking it was really spectacular but having been to the blue pond in Hokkaido, this pales clearly. The pond is slightly blue but photo opportunity is lacking. The place is nice for a walk as it is tranquil but can largely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank danielyong
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

While we hiked through around the woods and into the lake, we were so close to the nature. The sweet smell of Katsura, the sound of the water flowing around and the singing of the birds were hard to described by words. The aoike was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

'Chicken Head Lake' refers to the shape of the first lake encountered. A pleasant and serene setting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kencoolum
Reviewed September 13, 2018

The title of this attraction is misleading (as others have also pointed out) because the area consists of quite a number of lakes of different sizes.("Juni" means "12" and "ko" means "lake".) We spent about 90-minutes going to see Aoike (Blue Pond, named for its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TokyoRory
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Juniko Lakes Region, located in Aomori Prefecture and on the west of UNESCO Shirakami Sanchi, is one of the most visited attractions closed to the shores of Japan Sea. Most of the visitors rely on JR East’s Gono Line trains, which run daily from Aomori...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank unescotravelbug
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Aomori means blue forest, a combination of blue ocean and green forest. Juniko Lake can give you blue and green. You just walk around the lake and forest. Smell, watch, feel..You can be away from the saba world for the time being.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank David J
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Set in the prehistoric Shirakami beech forests the 12 lakes ("Juniko") offer picture postcard scenery. The most famous of these Aoke is only small, but the blue colouration is remarkable. It's worth it to walk around and listen to the forest sounds and soak in...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed September 25, 2015

We were a bit disappointed as the weather wasn't good - cloudy. In Lake Juniko, Aoike is apple in the public's eye. It appears to be azure-blue because of high transparency of its water. Another popular sightseeing spot is Nihon Canyon (Japan Canyon). It is...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank mwfwinnie
Reviewed July 31, 2015

excellent half day trip. very beautiful different mini lakes in the area. the hike is easy for all levels - just speed up if you are in good share.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank johntaro
Reviewed October 31, 2014

We to Shirakami juniko lake on 28 Oct 2014. I book the Hayabusu train at JR counter the day before with my JR East pass to Aomoroi. The next day, I took a the Senzan line to Sendai (just flash the JR East to the...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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