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Easy to access, and a very nice stroll on a rainy day

The title of this attraction is misleading (as others have also pointed out) because the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rory R
Enjoy scenic walks into the unspoiled beech forest’s trails and lakes.

Juniko Lakes Region, located in Aomori Prefecture and on the west of UNESCO Shirakami Sanchi, is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Matsukami, Fukaura-machi, Nishitsugaru-gun 038-2206, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The title of this attraction is misleading (as others have also pointed out) because the area consists of quite a number of lakes of different sizes.("Juni" means "12" and "ko" means "lake".) We spent about 90-minutes going to see Aoike (Blue Pond, named for its...More

Thank Rory R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Juniko Lakes Region, located in Aomori Prefecture and on the west of UNESCO Shirakami Sanchi, is one of the most visited attractions closed to the shores of Japan Sea. Most of the visitors rely on JR East’s Gono Line trains, which run daily from Aomori...More

1  Thank unescotravelbug
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Aomori means blue forest, a combination of blue ocean and green forest. Juniko Lake can give you blue and green. You just walk around the lake and forest. Smell, watch, feel..You can be away from the saba world for the time being.

Thank David J
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Set in the prehistoric Shirakami beech forests the 12 lakes ("Juniko") offer picture postcard scenery. The most famous of these Aoke is only small, but the blue colouration is remarkable. It's worth it to walk around and listen to the forest sounds and soak in...More

1  Thank allrite
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We were a bit disappointed as the weather wasn't good - cloudy. In Lake Juniko, Aoike is apple in the public's eye. It appears to be azure-blue because of high transparency of its water. Another popular sightseeing spot is Nihon Canyon (Japan Canyon). It is...More

1  Thank mwfwinnie
Reviewed 31 July 2015

excellent half day trip. very beautiful different mini lakes in the area. the hike is easy for all levels - just speed up if you are in good share.

Thank johntaro
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We to Shirakami juniko lake on 28 Oct 2014. I book the Hayabusu train at JR counter the day before with my JR East pass to Aomoroi. The next day, I took a the Senzan line to Sendai (just flash the JR East to the...More

5  Thank stepme
Reviewed 5 May 2014

we're there last fall. It's quite difficult to arrange to traffic as the bus and train are not frequent. We decided to drive there from Akita and arrived there at around 11:30am. We took the most popular track which took us around an hour to...More

4  Thank pumpkinkin
Reviewed 11 February 2014

The lakes were beautiful - the colours really are as they appear in photographs.The forest is beautiful and would be lovely in autumn. Not sure why the grand canyon is named that as it doesn't look anything like its namesake in the USA. There are...More

2  Thank Grace B
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Juniko lakes Autumn is the month for Momiji Gari, the hunt for fall colors. Naturally I will not omit Juniko from my itinery. I have read so much about this in the internet but was always not able to make the trip. Finally this autumn...More

4  Thank bakatori
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