Shirakoma Lake (Shirakoma Pond) (白駒池) is located in the east area in Nagano prefecture. Recently, Shirakoma lake is well known as a represent photogenic place in Nagano. Visitor can look a sea of clouds and daylight at morning from Takami Ishi where is 40 minutes by walk from Shirakoma lake. By the way, a lot of moss grow in colonies around Shirakoma Pond. Unfortunately, access is not good from near the city center, but Shirakoma lake has a value that you drive about 1 hour from the city center of Chino town.
|ADDRESS||Yakori, Sakuho, Minamisaku District, Nagano 384-0704|
|BEST SEASON||Summer ~ Autumn|
|PARKING||500 yen / 1h 200 cars|
|ACCESS||1 hour by car from the city center of Chino city.|
ACCESS TO SHIRAKOMA LAKE (SHIRAKOMA POND)
From the Nearest Station
Approximately 1 hour by car or bus from Chino Station (JR Chuo Railway)
A visitor should take a local bus from Chino station to Shirakoma Lake. (Mugikusa Toge Pass Line/ 麦草峠線)
The below web site is put on more information.
Access from Haneda Airport to Shirakoma Lake
1, Approximately 40 minutes, Haneda Airport No. 1 terminal to Shinjuku Station West Exit (1,230~2,000 yen/ Haneda-Airport Limousine Bus Airport Shuttle Bus towards Hyatt Regency Tokyo)
2, Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes, Shinjuku Station to Chino Station (5,550 yen/ Chuo Line-Limited Express Limited Express Azusa)
Access from Narita Airport to Shirakoma Lake
1, Approximately 35 minutes, Narita Airport Terminal 2 Station to Nippori Station (2,470 yen/ Skyliner Toll Limited Express Skyliner)
2, Approximately 20 minutes, Nippori Station to Shinjuku Station (200 yen/ Yamanote Line Local towards For Ikebukuro / Shinjuku (Counter-Clockwise))
3, Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes, Shinjuku Station to Chino Station (5,550 yen/ Chuo Line-Limited Express Limited Express Azusa towards Matsumoto)
SHIRAKOMA LAKE TRIP ADVISOR
POINT TO ENJOY SHIRAKOMA LAKE (SHIRAKOMA POND)
Around Shirakoma Lake, there are some Inn. Seitai-so mountain cabin, Shirakoamaso Inn, Takami-ishi mountain cabin. Visiror who doesn’t stay in thie Inn, can eat Cafe menu and lunch.
The room was very warm and I slept on a blanket. Both dinner and breakfast were delicious using local ingredients abundantly. In addition, there was a story from the owner and information on today’s weather, and I was able to spend a full two days.hironobu saito, google reviwes
The building has been renewed in 2018, it is warm even in winter, the food is delicious and there are many types of liquor. The starry sky seen in Shirakomaike is really wonderful. Because it is the best for the base of trekking in northern Yatsugatake.Kohei Ariga , google reviwes
TO BE CAREFUL OF SHIRAKOMA LAKE (SHIRAKOMA POND)
Until summer season, snow remains on a mountain trail. There is a footboard. But the footboard is hidden by snow and decaied. Therefore a visitor should wear climbing shoes while all season.
Takamiishi is the best spot to look daylight. But Takamiishi is constructed by a lot of big rocks as pictured above. A visitor needs to be a careful slip and drop something.