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Okama Crater

Zao-machi, Katta-gun 990-0000, Miyagi Prefecture
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Beautiful site!

Husband and I had a taxi driver take us up the winding mountain road to see this crater and two... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Sarah K
via mobile
Amazing place of Yamagata

One of the most beautiful crater in the world. Also, one of the best drive in Japan. Other than... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Sendai, Japan
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Zao-machi, Katta-gun 990-0000, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Husband and I had a taxi driver take us up the winding mountain road to see this crater and two water falls. It was stunning. It's quite windy and chilly up top. Bring a coat! At the top is a restaurant and souvenir shop. I...More

1  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful crater in the world. Also, one of the best drive in Japan. Other than amazing view and drive the weather is really unpredictable. Even when the forecast says it will be sunny it may not be so. I would recommend...More

Thank Ikchhit
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We came here at the end of April (29/4 to be exact). We were hoping to see the emerald green lake! There seems to be many options to get there including the doorway etc but the easiest way seems to be the bus if you...More

3  Thank millzorz
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Seeing tour buses on this road is just scary; I expect that the drivers know their business, but still we wouldn't take a bus up (or down) this road for love nor money. Our little rental Subaru did fine (n.b. Japan requires international driving license)...More

Thank LDWG
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My journey today was a long tiring one but i got high from it when i reached Okama crater, i recommend trekkers to come here. Started from Ueno st. i took the Shinkansen (be sure to get a JR east pass before you come to...More

3  Thank christine v
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

"Visited" Okama Crater in mid July. Due to rain, we took the free shuttle from Kaminoya onsen (2 per day during at 9 or 9:30am and 1:25pm) as opposed to hiking from the top of the rope way from Zao Onsen. As we rode the...More

2  Thank John H
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The easiest way to get to the crater, if staying in Yamagata or Zao Onsen over a weekend in summer, is to catch a direct bus which leaves Yamagata railway station at 9.30am and returns at 2.30pm, allowing 2 hours to explore the crater area....More

1  Thank Allan L
Reviewed 4 November 2015

I went there from Kamminoyama Onsen Station with a free shuttle bus. After visiting a touring information center Kamminoyama Onsen, the officer showed us the bus stop for the shutlle and gave us a discount voucher to take a ski lift to get to Okama...More

Thank christy6565
Reviewed 27 October 2014

I woke up at 4.30am to prepare myself for the 1st train at 5.44am from yamagata to yamadara by Senzan line on track 7. It was cold in the morning and a jacket is definitely a must. The sky was not bright till around 6am...More

7  Thank stepme
Reviewed 3 September 2013

However you get to the caldera lake the view is magnificent, if you have the time hike all the way around.

Thank hkwoody
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10 October 2017|
Response from Ikchhit | Reviewed this property |
There is a trekking track u can always take! Not recommended thou if u r not used to snow trekking.