Lake Inawashiro

Fukushima > Inawashiro

Japan’s third largest fresh-water lake, Lake Inawashiro is situated in Bandai Asahi National Park. The combination of Lake Inawashiro and Mt. Bandai form one of Aizu’s representative landscapes.The lake offers enjoyment all year round – boat tours, camping by the lakeshore, and a wide variety of marine sports are offered on location. There are also a wide range of scenic spots from where visitors can take photographs and soak in the view.The large size of Lake Inawashiro’s makes it accessible from tourist areas such as Tenkyokaku stately house and Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Museum.

Where is it??

Minamieboshi-639 Osada, Inawashiro-machi, Yama-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-3283
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Northern Side
Main sights: Tenkyokaku, Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Museum, Sightseeing Swan-shaped Boats

The closest train station is Inawashiro Station, on the Ban'etsu West Line, which can be reached directly on this line from Aizuwakamatsu City or Koriyama City. From Inawashiro Station, the northern side of the lake is between a 5km-7km walk, or taxi ride.

By car, the northern side of the lake can be reached in around 45 minutes from either Koriyama City or Aizuwakamatsu City.


Southern Side
Main sights: Mt Bandai viewspots

Popular viewspots such as Funatsu Park (舟津公園キャンプ場 provide views similar to those displayed in the photos on this page. The easiest way to reach this area is by car, as there are no nearby train stations.


Due to the large size of the lake, access information depends on which area of Lake Inawashiro are interested in visiting. For this reason, please check the link below, as a very good, comprehensive English-language website has been made.

Using this website, visitors can find information on individual attractions across a range of areas around the lake, as well as creating their own day plans.

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