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The largest lake in Shinshu with a perimeter of about 16 km.
Lake Suwa, located in the center of Nagano Prefecture, is the largest lake in Shinshu with a circumference of about 16 km. The lakeside is rich in nature and is well maintained, so you can enjoy strolling or jogging while looking at the beautiful nature. There are also many sightseeing spots in the vicinity, where you can enjoy art at museums, soak in hot springs with a view of Suwa Lake, and many other things.
There are also popular activities such as pleasure cruises, boating, and in winter, wakasagi fishing. If you take a cruise ship circling the large Suwa Lake, you can enjoy a spectacular view from the lake. Kirigamine and Yatsugatake can be seen in the far distance, and if the weather is good, you can even see Mt. Fuji.
In winter, the lake is completely frozen over, and when conditions are right, such as a cold spell of about 10 degrees Celsius for several days, a mysterious natural phenomenon called "Omi-watari" can be seen, in which the ice on the surface of the lake rises like a mountain range with a loud sound.
You can enjoy the rich nature in all four seasons.
The lakeside is well maintained, and you can enjoy jogging, walking, and cycling.
If you take a cruise ship, you can enjoy a spectacular view.
In winter, a natural phenomenon called "Omi-watari", which literally means the mark of God's passage, can be seen.
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Are there any foreign language pamphlets or signboards available?
At the Suwa City Tourist Information Center, English support is available (limited hours).
Is there free Wi-Fi available in the area?
Available at JR Kami-Suwa Station.
Are there toilets nearby?
They are located within JR Kami-Suwa Station.
*If you are unsure, the Suwa City Tourist Information Center within the station can guide you.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Lake Suwa, Suwa City, Nagano
- 0266-58-0120 (Suwa City Tourist Information Office)
- Regular Holidays
- Hours of operation
*For details of each facility, please refer to the official website.
- Approximately 10 minutes walk from Kamisuwa Station on the JR Chuo Line
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)