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Address: Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture

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Beautiful crater lake

There are a few parking lots right next to the street. Then you need to trek about half an hour to reach the entry point to the trail around the lake. On a nice day with good... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Jiraiya48
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Cham, Switzerland
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Cham, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

There are a few parking lots right next to the street. Then you need to trek about half an hour to reach the entry point to the trail around the lake. On a nice day with good weather the color of the lake is just beautiful. You can trek around the whole lake, there are many nice spots to take... More 

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Oxfordshire
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

First up, getting there by bus. We were staying in the hostel near kirishima jingu shrine. First you must take the bus from the roundabout at 08:04 that takes you to the small town of marano falls, get off the bus just after it has turned right into the town. Then wait at this stop for a few minutes until... More 

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Thank Sug8
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Hiked up from Ebino Kogen Visitor's Centre to Mt Karakuni (it's a bit windy at the summit) then hiked over to Onami-Ike and round to take the trail back to Ebino Kogen. Looked perfectly fine on the map. Total time taken 5hrs including stopping for pictures and lunch. In reality, the initial descent from Mt Karakuni to Onami Ike requires... More 

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Sheffield
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

If it is not cloudy, you are in for a nice surprise. Worth walking around the lake if you have time. There are plenty of volcanic rocks.

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Thank Pokyyy
United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I expected it to be a fairly leisurely walk up to Unami Pond (as judging from the map it was not far away) but it actually took a good 40 minutes of constant uphill walking to get to the pond! Don't get me wrong, it's not tough for novices but it's not "flip flop and handbag" walking. The pond itself... More 

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Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

A warning to travelers as out of shape as my friends and I were - it could easily take over an hour of huffing and puffing to get to the top of the stony trail. The struggle is worth it - at the top you can see far over the pond, volcano rim, and surrounding hills. The view is particularly... More 

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Thank RozaLui
Tokyo
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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Silly us, didn't realise what we are getting into but we didn't give up…went all the way to the top where we took some pictures and went back down. The trail is hard but very good, paved with stones . On the way up we saw a deer. Beware, lots of steps and NO toilet. My 64year old mum and... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 23 February 2015

I hiked Onami Pond in late February 2015. The trail from the small parking lot to the crater comprises mostly stone steps and would be manageable for hikers of all ages and abilities. The trail was clean and well-maintained. The pond is more like a lake, and it's worth seeing if you're in the area. Although the trail to the... More 

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London
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114 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

Didn't walk around the crater cliff, you have to be young and fit. Bit like a sea cliff walk with many ups and downs. However did start off and did about a quarter of the crater rim then returned so that's a half.... Parking down the bottom was a premium due to the volcanic activity further up the road (Ebino... More 

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