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Address: Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0102, Nagano Prefecture
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Phone Number:
+81 267-45-8579
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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Only in Autumn

This is a good place to enjoy and photograph fall foliage. Get there early before it becomes crowded.

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Keith B
Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

It's really worth to visit here. You can rent bike from Karuizawa station to here. It's around 25 mins. 來輕井澤必遊的景點,景色非常優美,湖區不大,可以在這邊走走。自由行遊客可以從輕井澤站附近租腳踏車前往,約25分鐘就可以抵達

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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a good place to enjoy and photograph fall foliage. Get there early before it becomes crowded.

Thank Keith B
Hong Kong, China
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221 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I did not expect that Karuizawa would become one of my favourite places in Japan. A mountain resort town only an hour from Tokyo by Shinkansen, Karuizawa draws visitors year round with its incredible natural scenery. A must-go spot, Kumoba Pond is a tranquil pond in the west of Karuizawa set amidst a larch forest. I was blessed that the... More 

1 Thank Iris C
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Kumobaike is a dollop of beautiful tranquility in a rather well trafficked part of Karuizawa. It's right off a rather large street, which does make it easy to get to. That said, these are nits. The pond itself is ethereal, and the low growing trees and bushes, which are mirrored on the face of the pond itself, creates gorgeous reflections... More 

1 Thank senorburrito
Tokyo, Japan
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Kumoaike was created dammed a small river with a spring water as a source. It is nice to see in early November.

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Karuizawa and the weather was quite gloomy. With some luck, we had pockets of sunshine and decided to drop by the pond. Made the right choice as the scenery was gorgeous. Walk around the pond took around 20mins, was enjoyable despite the crowd. Note, the carpark fee has been increased to 900 yen per car per entry

1 Thank Gracie_Chen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The lake is about 20min walk from the train station. If you are pressed for time, just give it a pass. It gets crowded after 10am (during autumn) so do go early to avoid the crowd.

1 Thank CTC9
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

parking was 500yen no matter how long you stay i think but you wont spend much time here though its a bit crowded to just sit and relax and its not too big so you can walk around and see it in around 30min there is not much to do but its truly beautiful to see how the autumn leaves... More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Title suggest it's a gorgeous lake.. water is serene and quiet. Autumn is a great time to enjoy it but be prepared to walk if you're getting off from the station . It's a fair bit of walk . Alternatively you could rent a bike ...

Thank dl d
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

I don't know why TripAdvisor rated this pond as the second attraction in this area. It is quiet and peaceful but not that much outstanding because there are plenty of such ponds all over Japan. I walked further into this pond and found a few mansions around but mostly were empty, I noticed it because those mansions had their windows... More 

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