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Lake Ikeda

Ikeda, Ibusuki 891-0312, Kagoshima Prefecture
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it's ok but this season not good to visit becuz in south is very heavy rainy so it's not good but... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2015
Pyd A
via mobile
Nice lake with the mountains nicely around it

There are better things to do around, but it's worthwhile making a stop and having a sandwich. The... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2015
Singapore, Singapore
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Ikeda, Ibusuki 891-0312, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

it's ok but this season not good to visit becuz in south is very heavy rainy so it's not good but veiw is very nice peace place,you will feel relax here.get fresh air and maybe you will see dinosaur :p

1  Thank Pyd A
Reviewed April 22, 2015

There are better things to do around, but it's worthwhile making a stop and having a sandwich. The views driving up there are worth it, the lake itself is 'ok'.

1  Thank Max-Pols
Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Don't know what's so special about this lake. It's not as nice as other volcanic lake I've seen in my kyushu trip. And there's really nothing much to see except a few ducks in the water.

1  Thank harle l
Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Satsuma Peninsula area has a wealth of tourist attractions. I consider it as part of the top three in Japan in this respect together with Iga Ueno/Ise/Toba area and Kinosaki Peninsula. The first time I took the Japanese bus tour, which is highly recommended...More

1  Thank DanL917
Reviewed October 3, 2014

a big dinasaur named Issy is to be said to live deep in the lake. the largest lake in Kyushu ,always calm and quiet on the surface

Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lake Ikeda appears in the middle of the mountains and looks wonderful and peaceful. The road winds around the lake providing a great view. One of the shops along the road has aquariums of giant eels (Unagi) which you can see.

Thank Kato-Canada
Reviewed September 30, 2014

Worth driving up to Lake Ikeda if you have a car, or there are local buses. Beautiful volcano lake, with warm water - I had a great swim there. Don't let the fabled giant eels put you off!

Thank Julian D
Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went Lake Ikeda, parked the rest place which live a big eel. On June, there is no spectacular thing in lake. If you go there, I recommend the date on Feb to Mar that a rape flower bloom in all their glory.

Thank Sean021
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Kyushu’s largest lake. The lake “monster” is named ISSIE. The lake is noted for big unagi eels, some are displayed in acquariums in the souvenir shop.

Thank DYA717
Reviewed February 16, 2014

I found this to be a pleasant little lake. It's supposedly the largest one in Kyushu, which means Kyushu doesn't have any really large lakes. The mountain scenery around it is pleasant enough. Depending on the weather and angle of view you may get a...More

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