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Lake Hibara-ko

Travel Guide - Lake Hibara-ko


Lake Hibara-ko, 40 kilometers in circuit, is the largest lake in Ura-Bandai. The lake is picturesque with jagged shorelines and numerous islets. On the lakeshore are many campgrounds and bungalows. On the south bank there is a boarding point for sightseeing boat, and on the north bank there is a Torii gate of Oyamazumi-jinja Shrine which enshrines a village sunk in the lake by a volcanic eruption. There is also a circuitous road along the lake and rental bikes are available. In winter, the lake is covered with a thick ice and many people visit here for smelt fishing.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 30 minutes from JR Inawashiro Station by the bus bound for Bandai-kogen Kyuka-mura. Get off at Bandai Kogen-Eki Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Hibara, Kitashiobara-mura Yama-gun, Fukushima, 966-0401


Snufkin@Japanese no job wanderer @SnufkinJapanes1 - 2020-09-28
#Vanlife and wandering #Tohoku 90th day.
Hibara lake in Kitashiobara village, Fukushima prefecture.
There were many… https://t.co/0maGSJ9FiZ
Larry Williams @Adeptus - 2020-01-14
“桧原湖, 福島 / Hibara Lake, Fukushima Prefecture”

by Mari Hamamoto Photography (@marihamamotophoto) https://t.co/PjqGsfW7b3
Travel Japan @Travel21JPN - 2019-12-05
【Autumn leaves in Urabandai】
'Urabandai is a highland of Fukushima. About 300 lakes and ponds, including Goshikinum… https://t.co/pmw7i5xBaZ
Alun Prosser @LanzaroteCamel - 2019-11-06
@cliverose That is Mount Nantai. I had a look for Mount Bandai on Google Earth, but couldn't find the lake in your… https://t.co/ma3Rmk0TOW
[🕷️] @lcltz - 2019-08-01
@wrathofgnon Almost passed this biking b/t lake Hibara > Yonezawa > Oguni. Beautiful area in general, & Aizuwakamat… https://t.co/FxNXCCzZTj
Qiraat C @QiraatC - 2019-06-05
@AlfieJapanorama Oh fantastic - it was our first trip and we did Ouchijuku and the Aizu area, Enzoki temple and the… https://t.co/Gracb5P4vA
Elaine @ElaineFR - 2019-03-03
@Palmerhuges1 Thank you, one could only wish it was. Close, would love to visit Lake Hibara, how beautiful ☺️🌺 https://t.co/gYPgFILn5R
TokyoStyleAngler @PADDLEandFISH - 2019-02-13
Smallie on spinner. Don’t forget spinner fly if you will go trip to lake Hibara where is the most famous smallmouth… https://t.co/R1nzlzjHdo
Sei @seizihattori - 2019-02-09
I went to fishing with one of my friends on the lake Hibara today.
I catched about 100 smelts.
It doesn't matter t… https://t.co/PMTrEA4pJo
#LuxuryTravel @ZaibatsuPlanet - 2019-01-03
Highlands Near Hibara Lake by alimof #photo https://t.co/35yH3IXBhM
Fernando Cortes Leal @FernandoCLeal - 2019-01-03
Popular on 500px : Highlands Near Hibara Lake by alimof https://t.co/FrBtPGJlyo
Interesting Things! @321_Interesting - 2019-01-03
Popular on 500px : Highlands Near Hibara Lake by alimof https://t.co/NyHzt3aMgP
Unknown ^_^ @Ab00dyMaher - 2019-01-03
Popular on 500px : Highlands Near Hibara Lake by alimof https://t.co/d4674wRhzI
Jerry Suppan @tokyojerry - 2018-12-03
Enjoying a peaceful relaxing day at Hibara Lake in Fukushima prefecture. A little bit chilly but not cold very peac… https://t.co/1KfJjLoDEU
Macoto @n7O88uojNuSOD9b - 2018-11-02
#桧原湖 #道の駅猪苗代 #Hibara lake #Road station lnawshiro #daytrip The area around Goshikinuma was very crowded! https://t.co/Lz7YRIfmE9
LIONA @liona1005 - 2018-10-28
Enveloped in rising mist, Lake Hibara wakes up slowly, making gentle waves that reflect sunlight like smooth satin.… https://t.co/u7ccfmmGD3
AsahiNPAkiherーoー☆Bass @basserAki - 2018-09-07
JB TOP50 , top #bassfishing tournament in #Japan

Round 4 / 5th,
#Hibarako in Fukushima Pref. Day1 7th/Sep.… https://t.co/jtk6OPwY92
Ray@福島Basser @LemonedS2Ray - 2018-08-30
let's go to Lake HIBARA!
Ray@福島Basser @LemonedS2Ray - 2018-08-30
let's go to Lake HIBARA!
daijoubiたい, @kotakakun45 - 2018-08-18
at first I was sad that the swan boats on sohara lake are gone but then I remembered that there are still plenty at… https://t.co/xkkSsoegbq
Events in World @trendonwords - 2018-08-17
New post (Fireworks over Lake Hibara-ko, Fukushima, Japan) has been published on Events in World -… https://t.co/1ZbcqlAbmO
paige. @loveeepaigee_ - 2018-08-05
Our amazing host mom took us for a boat ride on the beautiful Lake Hibara! Fun fact: this lake was formed when Moun… https://t.co/2inMHzmUxs
Events in World @trendonwords - 2018-08-04
New post (Fireworks over Lake Hibara-ko, Fukushima, Japan -- This reminds me of the 4th of...) has been published o… https://t.co/9VBfnyFRd1
zabry born @zahcbowrn - 2018-07-20
ice fishing on frozen Lake Hibara! https://t.co/4U9GDoSWsI
みやぢじゅんや @dogsbody5150 - 2018-07-14
What a beautiful view. 場所: Lake Hibara https://t.co/ftFqAgMCZF
Echigo Samaurai “義 Gi” @zeptoshiryo - 2018-07-09
The photographing position and the season are different for each picture
But,It is the same lake Hibara,
Urabandai,… https://t.co/mA8SrZlHsY
Mr.greeting with smile 挨拶くん @zeptoshiryo - 2018-07-09
The photographing position and the season are different for each picture
But,It is the same lake Hibara,
Urabandai,… https://t.co/mA8SrZlHsY
Toshinari Namiki並木敏成 @TNamikiOfficial - 2018-07-08
I coveraged the fishing vision on Lake Hibara!... https://t.co/27Itc4QKrx
ハタケカカシ @basser1012001 - 2018-06-06
@SkeeterJim Next weekend I will go fishing smallmouth to the lake named Hibara Lake in Fukushima Prefecture.
UrabandaiYouthHostel @urabandai_yh - 2018-05-22
Today's Lake Hibara.
The season of fresh green has come.
#Japan #Urabandai #trekking #GuestHouse #YouthHostel… https://t.co/G15RGPXWU3


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