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Address: Kengamine, Hibara, Yama-gun, Kitashiobara-mura 969-2701, Fukushima Prefecture
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Magically Colored Ponds and Marshes Great for Hiking!!

Goshiki-numa Walk or "Five Colored Pond Walk," is the most popular walking trail in Urabandai, literally "behind Bandai", also known as the Bandai Kogen(Highlands). It's a group... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Tsukuba, Japan
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Tsukuba, Japan
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Goshiki-numa Walk or "Five Colored Pond Walk," is the most popular walking trail in Urabandai, literally "behind Bandai", also known as the Bandai Kogen(Highlands). It's a group of very picturesque lakes and ponds on a highland plain in Bandai-Asahi National Park, Fukushima Prefecture, about 3 km north of the foot of Mt. Bandai. They have existed only since 1887, when... More 

Thank mabei0123
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Goshiki-numa 福島五色沼was one of the stops during our 2016 Autumn leaf-viewing Trip. We took a lot of pictures at the peaceful lake, bright red/yellow autumn maple leaves and distant mountains. Don’t know why the lake carried a name-“5-colors”.

Thank Chuang004
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

A lovely walk, even in summer. The path is fairly level and well maintained. Lots of lakes and viewpoints. Would like to do it again in autumn.

Thank Barbara W
Hamamatsu, Japan
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife and I liked the hike so much we walked the 3.7 km trail three times in our five day stay in the area. It can be a bit crowded from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, so if you can try to walk it earlier or later.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a very nice hike with views of a number of lakes that have been turned unreal colours of blue and green by volcanic sediment. The hike itself is pretty easy. It's not a paved path or anything, but it's not difficult. The lakes are really impressive to see, and the hike is well worth the trip. The main... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

It is an easy walk through the forest with beautiful views. The lakes have impressive colors. It is also possible to take a small row boat on one of the lake.

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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Beautiful 2 hour walk through the amazingly coloured lakes. Easy public access. Cute gift shop at the other end. Everyone says a quiet friendly 'konitchiwa' to eachother on the walk. Definitely worth a visit. Go early to avoid tourists and midday sun.

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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Red and yellow leaves match the blue ponds. Trails are flat for most of the part but will get muddy after rain. I also liked the waterfall "Onogawa Fudo" ten minutes drive from Goshikinuma.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

had been there for 4 times and this was my 5th visit. during the maple leaves season, there are many beautiful spots for taking photos. Descending from the Yanagi-numa, don't miss Ao-numa, Ruri-numa and Koshomon-numa at the bottom. The whole hiking trail takes about 1 hr and is easy to cover.

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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

I've been here a few times as I lived in Koriyama many years ago, but I hadn't taken a row boat out on the lake before so that was something new! It's cheap (700¥) and unlike Australia there isn't 10 minutes of safety induction first! You just get in and go. Very refreshing. We also walked about half way (800m)... More 

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