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Lake Kagami

Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101, Nagano Prefecture
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Trekked off-road through the forest, and met with the frozen beauty of Kagami-ike

I took what seemed to be an alternative route to Kagami-ike. I think there's no bus service there... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
Shig31
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Singapore, Singapore
Like a painting

the water is so still dat in a foto is almost impossible to say what it water and what is the sky... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2017
Pepusina
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Leeuwarden
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Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

I took what seemed to be an alternative route to Kagami-ike. I think there's no bus service there during the colder months as the roads on parts of the route are frozen over and difficult for buses to safely drive on. So you might have...More

1  Thank Shig31
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

the water is so still dat in a foto is almost impossible to say what it water and what is the sky. Amazing! really like a postcard, there are also som walking routes arond the lake, but bring good shoes.

Thank Pepusina
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

After walking up to the Okusha Shrine, we headed for the Lake Kagami. The hike through the Botanical Garden to the lake took us about 30-40 minutes and wasn't very challenging. Thus, you won't need any special hiking gear. Sneakers will do just fine. But...More

Thank Philipp H
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Reviewed January 11, 2017

Lake Kagami is beautiful. It has many trails around it and you can walk and not come across anyone. It has beautiful views of mountains.

1  Thank Guen-Hye
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is a beautiful lake next to (or in the middle of) Togakushi Shrine. It is beautiful and definitely worth a detour if you are in the area.

Thank algongar
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Reviewed November 23, 2015

"Kagami-ike" in japanese means mirror pond. Lucky that the wind was not so strong that i captured good reflections that day. fall foliage is abt 50%. Drove from Nagano city in abt 60 min. If via regular bus, need to walk about 20min from bus...More

4  Thank DLi_hk
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Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Very nice scenery. If it's not windy is like a mirror. We went there in autumn the colours are wonderful.

2  Thank Björn v
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Reviewed November 1, 2014

An absolutely breathtaking, serene, incredible place, especially amidst all the autumn colors. So glad we made the trek to visit!

3  Thank dragonfly287
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

The pond itself is quite pretty, especially with the mountains in the background. I can see this being quite gorgeous in the fall. The hike there from the Okusha shrine gate is quite nice, and not at all difficult, going through some nice woods.

4  Thank Asterix135
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We didn't get a perfect day ... but the fog made it very mystical. It's easy to picture just how magical it would be on perfect Autumn day ... you'd probably have to beat the crowds, though!

6  Thank Vanessa Y
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DenPow
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Response from Shig31 | Reviewed this property |
Hi DenPow, I've walked from Lake Kagami to the Okusha Shrine in December, when it was snowing slightly. However, I did not notice any entrance along the road which would lead to the Botanical Gardens and direct to Okusha. To... More
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