Combination of Standing Decayed Trees and Light Blue of Pond Creates Marvelous World -Blue Pond in Biei-
November 25th, 2016
Blue Pond (青い池) is a man-made pond in Shirogane district, Biei town. Water containing aluminum has flew into the pond from Shirahige Falls (白ひげの滝) in Shirogane Onsen (白金温泉), and the pond looked like blue by solar light diffusion and was named "Blue Pond". The water containing aluminum is harmless to human bodies. A combination of standing decayed trees such as Japanese Larchs and light blue of the pond creates a marvelous scenery. There are walks around a shore of the pond. Apple company adopted a photograph that Photographer Mr. Taketo Shiraishi took a picture to a wall paper of Mac OS X "Mountain Lion". The photograph of the Blue Pond is breath-holding beauty. There is only parking lot. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.
In a winter, the blue pond is open to public only during a period that the blue pond lit up. But you may not be interesting in the just frozen blue pond that is no blue in the daytime. But the blue pond that lit up in the evening becomes popular. By the way, from late November to mid December before freezing up are the best timing if you want to see the beautiful scenery such as the wall paper of Mac.
Atmosphere of Blue Pond Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (100 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Winter season * It changes depending on seasons|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||349 569 455*24|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Blue Pond.
|Resort House BIBI(リゾートハウス BIBI)|
|Auberge Ninguruforêt(オーベルジュ ニングルフォーレ)|
|Oyado Ichirin(お宿 一凛)|
|Taisestuzan Shirogane Kanko Hotel(大雪山白金観光ホテル)|
|Hotel Park Hills(ホテルパークヒルズ)|
|Yumoto Shirogane Onsen Hotel(湯元白金温泉ホテル)|
A page of Biei Shirogane Area is here
Biei Shirogane Area