Aoike Pond in Shirakami-Sanchi, a World Heritage Site

A scenic spot in Shirakami-Sanchi

Among the twelve lakes in the vast beech forests of the Shirakami-Sanchi, a registered World Heritage Site, the most popular spot is Aoike (Blue Pond), which features beautiful clear blue water. 


The lake can be observed from the boardwalk on the wooden deck. When the sun shines through the water, it is transparent enough that you can see fish swimming below. The pond's strinkingly blue water is so mesmerizing, it's as if the water has been artificially colored with blue ink. The best time to visit is around 11:00 a.m. The pond is a light blue color in the morning and transforms to a darker blue in the afternoon.


Many hikers visit the area during the spring season of fresh greenery, and autumn leaves in fall.

General Information

Address
青森県深浦町松神字松神山
Prices
Free admission
*Guided walking tours: available for a fee
Closures
Closed in winter (December to March)
Directions
●Approx. 2 hours 45 minutes by car from Owani Hirosaki Interchange (Tohoku Expressway)
●Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes by car from Ajigasawa Interchange (Tsugaru Expressway)
●Approx. 1 hour by car from Noshiro Minami Interchange
●After arriving at Juniko Station (JR Gono Line), take the Konan Bus Juniko Line and get off at Oku juniko Parking bus stop (approx. 15 minutes)
Car Park
Oku-Juniko parking lot​ (approx. 94 spaces: standard-sized cars, 7 spaces: large-sized cars)
・Motorcycles: 200 yen
・Standards-sized cars: 500 yen
・Midsize/large-sized cars: 1,500 yen
Official Website
Aomori Fukaura Town Tourism Division's Official Website "Where is Fukaura?"

Contact

Contact
Fukaura Town, Tourism Division
Telephone Number
0173-74-4412
Fax Number
0173-74-2400
E-mail address
fukadoko@town.fukaura.lg.jp

You might also be
interested in…

Shirakami Sanchi Mountain Range
View Details
Oirase Mountain Stream
View Details
Ugo Kotsu Co. Ltd.
View Details
[Obanazawa City, Yamagata Prefecture] Guided Tour of Ginza…
View Details
Osorezan Bodaiji Temple
View Details
Sado Gold Mine
View Details
JR BUS TOHOKU
View Details
Kakunodate Bukeyashiki (Samurai Residences)
View Details
Goshikinuma Lake
View Details
Hotokegaura
View Details
Katakai Festival
View Details
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
View Details
Aomori City Asamushi Fishing Park
View Details
Bandai-Azuma Skyline
View Details
Hachimantai Dragon Eye (Kagami-Numa Lake)
View Details
Yonezawa Uesugi Festival
View Details
Matsushima Bay and the four best viewing locations (Shitai…
View Details
Komine Castle Ruins
View Details
Sanriku Railway Rias Line
View Details
Osawa Onsen
View Details