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Lake Onneto

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Beautiful scenery

We stopped off at this lake as part of our tour in Japan. We were extremely lucky to have the clouds clear away and the sun shine on this beautiful lake. Our tour was hoping to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off at this lake as part of our tour in Japan. We were extremely lucky to have the clouds clear away and the sun shine on this beautiful lake. Our tour was hoping to see the autumn leaves, but only a few had turned due to an extremely warm summer. Despite the lack of Autumn colours, we were... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Onnetoh is a small lake adjacent to the famous Akan-ko lake, which is not so well-known among the sight-seeing tourist. However, it is a secret and picturesque place. According to the local people, Onnetoh seems to mean "an aged lake" or "big bag" by the dialect of Ainu which is the minority race in Hokkaido. Beautiful scenery is spread out... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

was last here in oct 2009 during peak fall foliage. Dropped by while on the way to Tokachigawa onsen. Lake water was in turquoise but less brilliant than in our last visit, probably in late afternoon. Was quiet and serene. don't miss it if you're visiting Akan-ko.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

This lake means "Old Lake" in the local Ainu tribal language. beautiful scenery, nicely laid out viewing deck. In mid-winter (like from late November onwards), when the lake freezes over, you can hear the awesome sound of ice breaking as they expand and crack in the deep freeze. Quite impossible to accurately describe the amazing sonic experience...sort of like Star... More 

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brisbane, australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Located about 20 km west of Lake Akan - go west on Route 240 turn left into Route 241 after 10 km or less then left again into Route 664 and few km to the lake. Well worth the trip. It is small lake but with beautiful surroundings. When we were there in October the autumn colours were on display.... More 

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