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Okama Crater, Zao-machi

#1 of 52 in Nature in Miyagi Prefecture
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
View the unusual and strikingly hued natural formation of Okama Crater, a huge crater lake lying at an elevation of 1,758 m (5,768 ft). Follow a scenic mountain road to one of the nearest peaks--complete with parking lot, shrine, and restaurant--and undertake a short hike to the viewing platform from there. Those with a bit more energy to burn can trek on to the summit of one of the range's highest peaks, 45 minutes from the parking lot. Be sure to bring some sunscreen, sturdy boots, and plenty of water for the excursion. To visit Okama Crater on your holiday in Zao-machi, and find out what else Zao-machi has to offer, use our Zao-machi.
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  • A "single chairlift" hauled me up the slope at a leisurely pace. 750 yen (return) was a lot cheaper than most lifts around the world. The dragonflies hitched lifts and kept me company. The crater was....  more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous. The weather is very variable and changes quickly - the first day we went (parking at the main parking lot) had a sunny forecast but when we got there the entire mountain top was.....  more »
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