Sustainable lifestyle in Tokyo, mini trekking at Lake Miyagase

Sustainable lifestyle in Tokyo, mini trekking at Lake Miyagase

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Mini trekking at Lake Miyagase

I went on a mini trekking trip to Lake Miyagase and Mt.Takatori 706m in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Mt.Takatori 706m
Mt.Takatori 706m

Lake Miyagase

Lake Miyagase is the dammed lake of the Miyagase Dam, located an hour and ten minutes from Tokyo by car.

The Miyagase Dam holds back the Nakatsu River and was completed in December 2000.

So it is not that old.

Miyagase dam
Miyagase dam

Water from Lake Miyagase is mainly supplied to Kanagawa Prefecture for domestic, agricultural, and industrial use.


Lake Miyagase is nice for its harmony with the surrounding landscape and for its historical value.

It’s one of the 100 best dam lakes in Japan.

Around the lake, there are spots with beautiful views and amusement facilities.

Paddle boat in lake Miyagase
Paddle boat
Park at lake Miyagase

A large parking lot has also been built.

Many visitors come here by private car.

The fir trees growing wild in the Miyagase lakeside area are decorated as Christmas trees every December.

Christmas illustration at lake Miyagase
Christmas illustration

At the dam site, there is a museum called the Water and Energy Museum (free of charge).

An incline used in the construction of the dam is operated for sightseeing.

There is a sightseeing boat that connects the dam site to the Toriihara area and the Mizu no Sato area.

Sightseeing boat at lake Miyagase
Sightseeing boat


I climbed Mt. Takatori from the Water and Energy Museum.

After entering the entrance, the climb continued steeply.

After about 15 minutes, you will come to a bench where you can see the dam.

Another 15 minutes of walking, you will come to an observation point where you can see the entire view of Lake Miyagase.

Lake Miyagase
Lake Miyagase

And there are some benches, so it’s a good place to take pictures and rest.

From there, a 30-minute walk will take you to the top of Mt Takatori.

Summit of Mt.Takatori

There is a tall observatory, and if you climb to the top, you can see Tokyo and Yokohama beautifully.

Then below the observatory, there are tables in the direction of Tokyo and Yokohama, where we can have lunch.

View of Tokyo and Yokohama
Tokyo and Yokohama

It’s so good to eat in nature!

Summit table
Lunch time watching scenery

If you come to Japan why don’t you go on a mini trekking trip?

You will enjoy the nature of Japan!

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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