The caldera lake held in the three ridges of Mt. Katta, Mt. Kumano, and Mt. Goshiki in the Zao mountain range got its name because of its shape like a kettle (kama, in Japanese).
The circumference of the lake is about 1,080 meters with a diameter of about 325 meters. The emerald green surface of the lake is also called a five-color marsh (goshiki-numa, in Japanese) because it changes color depending on the weather and how the sunlight hits the water.
|Hours||Late April to early November|
|Closed||Early November to late April|
|Access||Take the Miyako bus bound for “Zao-Katta Sancho (mountaintop)” from Togatta hot springs. Get off at the last stop (Buses run on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only).|
60 minutes by car from Murata IC of the Tohoku Expressway.
|TEL||0224-33-2215 (Agriculture, Forestry, and Tourism Division, Zao Town)|
|Address||Zao Town, Miyagi Prefecture|
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