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A beautiful spot in the mountains

We visited here in the Spring of 2016 and enjoyed a relaxing couple of days at this beautiful spot... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Relaxing, with a backdrop of mountains.

I usually drove past Suwa KO (Lake Suwa) on my way to Matsumoto or Ishikawa Prefecture. It looked... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2014
Kamakura, Japan
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Jun 19, 2018
“Good view at sunset”
Jun 1, 2016
“A beautiful spot in the mountains”
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Walk around the lake and enjoy sunset view at high level park, Recommend to stay a bit longer and good to visit with family.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

We visited here in the Spring of 2016 and enjoyed a relaxing couple of days at this beautiful spot in the mountains. You can take an easy walk along the shoreline (16km all around), a ride on one of the tourist boats (we tried the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank 26waynew
Reviewed July 20, 2015

I used to live in Japan - Suwa, Nagano. The lake is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The path around the lake is soft and easy on to walk. The fireworks display is the best I have ever seen and I also...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

I usually drove past Suwa KO (Lake Suwa) on my way to Matsumoto or Ishikawa Prefecture. It looked nice from above at the service area on the Chuo Expressway, so we decided to stay there. We stayed on the north side of the lake, which...More

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank Canmaninjapan
Reviewed April 20, 2012

We stopped here on our way from Takayama down to Fuji five lakes as I had read about the geyser. The geyser centre was not signposted (or maybe I missed it!) from the main road and we had to ask at the station. The geyser...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

Kami-suwa on the north end features large-scale hotel-type ryokans, Shimo-suwa on the south end has more family-run inns and Edo-era history.

Date of experience: January 2012
2  Thank Tyler-KameseiRyokan
Reviewed October 9, 2010

Planned to go to Kamikochi but it was raining (Sept 28 2010). So the tourist office suggested to us Lake Suwa when the weather cleared. JR Train Station: Kami-Suwa. Lake Suwa is a 10 mins walk from the JR station. It is essentially an onsen...More

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