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Lake Umeda

This lake is fed by the Kiryu River headwaters forest, and is a great place for fishing and admiring the Wintersweet.

Lake

Lake Umeda is located in the upper reaches of the Kiryu River, with the Kiryu River Headwaters Forest as its water source. It is not only a place where you can experience the beauty of nature, but also a famous fishing spot among anglers. The main target fish are rainbow trout, brown trout, cherry salmon, landlocked salmon, black bass, and pond smelt.

Boat fishing is available almost all year round. You can enjoy fishing in any season.
The best time to visit is in February. At the beginning of February, when the flowers are in full bloom, the "Wintersweet Festival" is held, attracting many visitors including local people.

Fishing is not the only activity you can enjoy here. There are also two types of boats available for rent: rowboats and foot paddle boats. The best time to go boating is from spring, when the lily pads are beautiful, to summer, when the leaves are fresh and green.

On the lakeside, there are tables and a lawn, so you can have a picnic and eat your lunch. If you don't have a lunch box, you can go to the restaurant "Yukinoya". You can taste dishes made with seasonal ingredients. You can enjoy seasonal dishes, udon noodles, tempura, sake, and more. The restaurant also has a fishing pond, so you can enjoy fishing with your children.

Highlights

  • The dam lake is fed by the Kiryu River headwaters forest.
  • Fishing boats can be used throughout the year.
  • In spring, the Wintersweet are magnificent.
  • Rowing and foot-rowing boats are available for rent.
  • You can enjoy dishes made with seasonal ingredients at the restaurant.

Photos

  • On a clear day, the surface of the lake is like a mirror!

    On a clear day, the surface of the lake is like a mirror!

  • Rowing boat 1,000 yen/hour (capacity for two people), fishing boat 2,500 yen/day (capacity for two people)

    Rowing boat 1,000 yen/hour (capacity for two people), fishing boat 2,500 yen/day (capacity for two people)

  • Go after trout, black bass, and other big game!

    Go after trout, black bass, and other big game!

  • February is a great month for the Wintersweet.

    February is a great month for the Wintersweet.

  • The season of fresh greenery is also very pleasant.

    The season of fresh greenery is also very pleasant.

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Details

Name in Japanese
梅田湖 (梅田湖観光開発(有))
Postal Code
376-0601
Address
5-36-3 Umedacho, Kiryu City, Gunma (Lake Umeda Tourism Development Co., Ltd.)
Telephone
0277-32-1290 (Lake Umeda Tourism Development Co., Ltd.)
Admission Fee
Fishing requires an admission ticket. Day fishing ticket 1,500 yen
Closed
Dec. 30 - Jan. 4
*Fishing is prohibited from the day before the last Sunday in March to the day before the first Sunday in April.
Business hours
April to August: 6:00am to 4:00pm, September to March: 7:00am to 4:00pm
*The restaurant "Yukinoya" is open from April to October from 11:00am to 7:00pm (L.O. 7:00pm) and from November to March from 11:00am to 6:30pm. Closed on Wednesdays (Open on Wednesdays and closed on Thursdays)
Access
(1) 25 minutes by car from Kiryu Station on the JR Ryomo Line.
(2) 20 minutes by car from Nishikiryu Station on the Joshin Electric Railway.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)