Lake Hibara is located in Shiobara village, Fukushima Prefecture. Its maximum depth is 31 m and the shore length is 31.5 km. The lake was formed as a result of the eruption of Mount Bandai and is currently a part of Ura-Bandai national park. There is a picturesque driveway, surrounding the lake, as well as pleasure boats, camping sites and many other entertainment facilities. In summer, you can do camping and bass fishing, drive through beautiful autumn foliage in autumn and fish smelt in winter; there is entertainment for all seasons. Since the lake doesn’t freeze, it is possible to fish and enjoy pleasure boat rides from November till mid-January. From January, when the lake finally freezes over, until March small huts are set up on the surface and you can try fishing smelt. You can rent all the fishing instruments on the spot, so you don’t have to worry.
Train: From Bandai Station on JR Banetsusaisen Line take a bus bound for Kyukamura/Hibara and get off at Bandai-Kogen Station.
Car: Inawashiro-Bandai-Kogen IC on Banetsu Expressway. Parking is available.
Description: Lake Hibara
|Sights||Lake Hibara (桧原湖)|
Fukushima Prefecture, Yama-gun, Kitashiobara-mura, Hibara
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0241-32-2349|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Lake Hibara