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Unexplored enough feeling in the mountains at an altitude of 450m, “Tankaiko Lake (virgin lake).”

A lot of lakes and reservoirs in the Shiga Prefecture, in addition to “Lake Biwa”. “Tankaiko Lake” of the lake in the No. 1 high place in the lake Hakodateyama. Likely in the mountains at an altitude of 450m, was built as a reservoir for irrigation of agricultural land in the foothills. Which was completed in the Taisho era, also nicknamed “virgin lake” in the fact that for the first time of the artificial lake.

A small Torii is mark that looks ahead of the road winding and Gunegune

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Regular bus and train such as, of course not, of cars and motorcycles use mandatory. There is a “family travel village Biradesuto Imazu” in the middle of the road, good also headed on foot there to put the car, good as well as it is going in the car. However bad road is your preparedness.

Although it has been paved with asphalt, roads that passes through is usually one vehicle barely.Covering high trees around, dim even during the day, or have fallen various sizes of stone on top of the road, or water flowing from the mountains is not wet the road, mountain road specific winding road continues for about 15 minutes.

It brightens the package, a small torii is visible and there is destination. There is a small island that has been enshrined Benzaiten in the middle of the lake, or there is also the natural production which stir up a sense of unexplored region, excitement when you find is all the more.Street lighting, etc. is not at all, other than during the day do not want absolutely to go.

In the fall, it reflects on the surface of the lake the trees turns red and yellow to yellow or red, and more photogenic. It might be good for walking the road of about 30 minutes the camera in one hand. The middle has a Hiraike, Toka has become a walking path people to stay in the “family travel village Biradesuto Imazu”. In the middle of a bad road, because the place to a little calm, the way by all means stop by with.

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Tanakaiko Lake (Virgin lake)
Address: Takashima Imazu-cho deep water

“Text: Taico, Photo: Naoyuki Nakagawa”



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