• May 3rd, 2014
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[Katsurazawa Dam and Lake Katsurazawa in Mikasa] Man-made Lake Is Famous for Ammonite Fossil and Smelt Pond Fishing

Lake Katsurazawa and Katsurazawa Dam

Lake Katsurazawa (桂沢湖) is a man-made lake in the eastern part of Mikasa city, and is near Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan (湯の元温泉旅館), Familyland Mikasa Amusement Park (ファミリーランドみかさ遊園) and Katsurawazawa Ski Resort (桂沢国設スキー場), and is well-known for ammonite fossil excavations. Katsurazawa Dam (桂沢ダム) was built in 1957, and the lake was born. The water surface is 4.99 km2. The height of the concrete gravity dam is about 63.6 m. New Katsurazawa Dam is builting now. A park is a little away from the dam, and smelt pond fishing is populr in a winter. Fall foliage is also beautiful. Mikasa Fall Foliage Festival (三笠紅葉祭り) is held only in a day, mid October. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Lake Katsurazawa
Lake Katsurazawa in Mikasa

Movie of Katsurazawa Dam and Lake Katsurazawa

Information Map Around Dam
Lake Katsurazawa in Mikasa
Mr. Kankei Oda's Tanka
Lake Katsurazawa in Mikasa
Public Restroom
Lake Katsurazawa in Mikasa

Moive of Smelt Pond Fishing

Movie of Mikasa Fall Foliage Festival

Katsurazawa Onsen

Katsurazawa Onsen is a hot spring place in Mikasa city located in northeastern part of Sapporo city. Only Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan (湯の元温泉旅館) is built around a forest, and except it, Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. There are Familyland Mikasa Amusement Park (ファミリーランドみかさ遊園), Katsurawazawa Ski Resort (桂沢国設スキー場) and Lake Katsurazawa (桂沢湖). Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, fresh green and a trekking can be enjoyed, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and skiing and pond smelt fishing can be enjoyed in a wainter. Nonstop buses do not run from the Katsurazawa Onsen to Sapporo or Asahikawa. Read More

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Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan
Katsurazawa Onsen

Look of Lake Katsurazawa and Katsurazawa Dam

The Lake Katsurazawa is surrounded by a virgin forest, and the lake water is beautiful. Visitors can enjoy fising, too. A huge monument of a dinosaur, an icon of the Lake Katsurazawa, is built at the park. But, besides it and a good view, Unfortunately, nothing is worth seeing. A souvenir shop has been closed down, and only a public restroom and a parking lot are built. I feel few tourist facilities are missing. By the way, a dam card seems to be distributed at Katsurazawa dam management branch (桂沢ダム管理支所) or Ikushubetsu Office Branch (幾春別の管理事務所).

Lake Katsurazawa
Lake Katsurazawa in Mikasa
Lake Katsurazawa
Lake Katsurazawa in Mikasa
Huge Monument of Dinosaur
Lake Katsurazawa in Mikasa
Lake Katsurazawa
Lake Katsurazawa in Mikasa

Atmosphere of Lake Katsurazawa Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Lake Katsurazawa

Admission Free of charge
Parking lot -
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-1267-2-3997
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 860 241 592*74

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Mikasa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

KATSURAZAWA ONSEN

Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan(湯の元温泉旅館)
Booking

MIKASA

Mikasa Natural Onsen Taiko-no-Yu(三笠天然温泉 太古の湯)
Minshuku Ammonite(民宿アンモナイト)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Cottage EKARA(畑の中のコテージ EKARA)
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Kagetsuen(民宿花月園)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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