Mikurigaike Pond みくりが池

One of the most spectacular sights on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Mikurigaike Pond is one of the most iconic sights on the Murodo volcanic plateau. Created by an eruption about 10,000 years ago, Mikurigaike is renowned as the most beautiful volcanic pond in the North Japan Alps. It has a circumference of 630 meters and a depth of 15 meters. The swaths of Japanese stone pines that grow around the pond are home to birds known as rock ptarmigans.

Mikurigaike Pond is usually covered in snow all the way through June. Between the months of July and October, the majestic mountains are reflected on the pond’s deep blue surface creating a stunning image. Travelers in autumn can also enjoy beautiful seasonal foliage surrounding the pond. The unforgettable beauty of the lake and the wider alpine area will linger in your heart long after your visit. Mikurigaike can be reached by foot from Murodo Station, on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

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Address 富山県中新川郡立山町芦峅寺ブナ坂外11国有林
Telephone Number 076-462-9971
Closed Closed in winter(December to mid-April)
Prices Free
Car Park • None (cars not allowed)
• Parking at Tateyama Station Parking Lot for 900 vehicles (currently limited to 500 vehicles)
• Cost of parking: Free
Getting There ・About 10 minutes on foot from Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Murodo Station
・From Tateyama Station or Ogisawa Station on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to Murodo Station
Website https://www.town.tateyama.toyama.jp/kankojoho/2230.html
Notes • Volunteer guides: Tateyama Rindokai (Tateyama Town Tourism Association; contact 076-462-1001)
• Designated View of Toyama

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