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Pond Taisho

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Address: Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
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The mystic pond

This place was gorgeous. One of Central Honshu's gems. A truly mystical place although the crowds are large it is a place that induces one to reflect.

Reviewed 13 December 2016
Matthew M
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Hong Kong
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A small pond, having the snow mountain as background, just a common view, not stunning at all, would recommend China's Jiuzaigo far far far more...

Thank yeungali
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55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This place was gorgeous. One of Central Honshu's gems. A truly mystical place although the crowds are large it is a place that induces one to reflect.

Thank Matthew M
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110 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a short period for photo taking. The pond is surrounded by yellow coloured tree during this period and the mountain is covered by a bit of snow. Great for photos!

1 Thank Jon N
Bristol, United Kingdom
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250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very pretty lake, very blue with great views up to the mountains. The walk to get there is moderately flat and easy to do from Kamikochi in an hour.

Thank AnanB
Atsugi, Japan
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136 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Just one Word, when I first saw this pond on my journey to Kamikochi. We had no plan to stop except Kamikochi stop, but after seeing just a glance of this Pond all of a sudden we decided to walk from Taisho pond. It just wonderful to watch mysteriously looking tree in between lake and mountain view, slowly flowing water.... More 

Thank Virendra_Yadav-2014
Tokyo, Japan
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47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

On all my trips to Kamikochi start from hear. After spending about two hours in this area I start my jouney to Kappa Bashi. Early morning before sun rise is very good to take photos neary this pond.

Thank 930nihalp
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768 reviews
422 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Pond Taisho, which is rather a lake than a pond, is one of touristic attractions in Kamikochi. When it reflects the surrounding woods on water, it is enchanting. When a fog lies over the pond, it is really mysterious.

Thank Kimitaka S
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The Taisho pond is the first bus stop coming into Kamikochi. If you're here just for the day (or half), jump off here, rather than leaving this to the end, amin reason being that you might not get a seat on the buses leaving more upstream! Excellent signage here and along the way help you appreciate and understand what you're... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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79 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Such clear water - see the almost perfect symmetrical reflection of the snow capped mountain. Easy hike from here

Thank maskgal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Its ok, and thats it nothing special really, defiantly wouldn't recommend going out of you way for this place

Thank Ana_Bejan

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