A clear, mysterious,
cobalt blue


This pond is named Kaminokoike (the god’s child pond) after the legend that it is spring water from water that seeps underground from Lake Mashu, which has a different name meaning “the god’s lake” in Ainu. Since the water transparency is high, the 5m-deep bottom of the pond can be clearly seen. Sunlight reflects on the white volcanic ash on the bottom and makes it a beautiful cobalt blue. The water temperature is about 8 degrees centigrade throughout the year. The fallen trees lying there without rotting also look mysterious.

Japanese white birches grow around the pond, and enhance the mysterious atmosphere.

Take a walk around the pond along the boardwalk.

The blue pond heals us just by viewing it.

Kiyoizumi, Kiyosato-cho, Shari, Hokkaido
TEL: 0152-25-4111 (Kiyosato Tourism Association)
Open hour: open all the time