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Taisho Pond

This pond’s clear blue-green water beautifully reflects the mountain range of Kamikochi.

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Pond

Taisho Pond was created by the blockage of the Azusa River due to the eruption of Yakedake Mountain in 1915. The clean blue-green water clearly reflects the beautiful Kamikochi mountain range. The forest under the water has decayed in a mystical way, which now gives the pond a spiritual atmosphere. The beautiful birch forest spreads out at an altitude of 1,490 meters above sea level, the highest level where these kinds of trees are able to grow.

The view reflecting the Hotaka mountain range on a sunny clear day is beautiful, but so too is outstanding in the misty early morning after rain and as well on star-filled nights.
The trail from Taisho Pond to the Kappa Bridge is always maintained in good condition and is the most popular course among the many Kamikochi hiking routes.

If you stay in a hotel nearby the Taisho Pond, you can visit the pond at night and in the early morning for special views.

Highlights

  • The forest under the water is decayed in a mystical way and creates a beautiful scenery.
  • The pond is surrounded by a white birch forest.
  • The Taisho Pond is also the entrance to a popular hiking route in Kamikochi.
  • The early morning panorama and star gazing at night are also recommended.

Photos

  • The pond clearly displays the Kamikochi mountain range

    The pond clearly displays the Kamikochi mountain range

  • Statuesque decayed white birch tree

    Statuesque decayed white birch tree

  • Taisho Pond in the fall

    Taisho Pond in the fall

  • Taisho Pond with its mystical mist

    Taisho Pond with its mystical mist

  • A star-filled sky at night

    A star-filled sky at night

  • Water quality is maintained through annual dredging

    Water quality is maintained through annual dredging

Reviews

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  • 屋婷婷

    遠處的山景覆蓋著白雪,真是漂亮。

  • 何婉瑜

    一下車就看到美麗的山景倒映在湖面上,這邊景色超棒,彷彿來到了歐洲。

  • TAI MING YUEH

    坐公車下車處就是大正池,可以步行走到上高地,可以沿河邊走也可以選擇走樹林步道,每一條都是最佳步行路線。

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Details

Name in Japanese
大正池
Postal Code
390-1516
Address
Azumikamikochi, Matsumoto City, Nagano
Tel
0263-95-2433 (Kamikochi Information Center)
Admission
Free
Regular Holidays
None
Hours of operation
None specified
Access
1 minute walk from the Taishoike bus stop
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)