If you heading for a vacation in Japan then do not miss out visiting the Lake Hamana-ko which is a large lake located at the Pacific Coast in the Western part of Shizuoka Perfecture. The lake is surrounded by natural scenic beauty but most of the attractions of the lake are concentrated around a hot spring resort known as the Kanzanji Onsen. This resort is located on an inlet that is situated along the Eastern shores of the lake.
Earlier the Kanzanji Onsen was not much visited by tourists but later on a small town grew around it with a number of attractions that made the place famous amongst tourists from all over the world. While you are at the lake, head over to Kanzanji Onsen and enjoy some relaxing activities that you can enjoy with your friends and family. The place offers a wide range of outdoor baths that are both attractive as well as refreshing. These outdoor baths allow you to take a refreshing bath while enjoying the scenic views of the Hamana-ko Lake.
There is also a temple located on the grounds of Kanzanji Onsen known. Though the temple is believed to have been discovered in the early 800s yet the history of this small town doesn’t date back much in the past. The grounds around this temple are quite expensive and the land extends over to the forest tip. There is a path that goes from within the forest and tourists can take a walk on the path while getting some amazing view of the lake.
One of the most noticeable and exciting attractions near the lake is an outdoor amusement park, the Pal Pal Amusement Park. The park has a large ferris wheel. While on the wheel, tourist can get a clear view of the lake and enjoy the beauty this magnificent place beholds. On the other side of the park there are a number of rides, slides, roller coasters and merry go rounds that are just perfect for the young ones. So if you have your family with you then the park is a must go place.
While you can get a glimpse of the lake from above, there is also a boat service available for you to enjoy the scenic beauty from within the Hamana-ko Lake waters. There is a cruise service that is available for tourists all the while. The cruise runs two different courses; one is the 30 minutes course and the other is the 60 minutes one. You can choose whichever you like best. Also, seasonal events take place at these cruises so you can enjoy an event if you’re there at the time it took place.
There is also a track along the coast of the Lake where you can ride a bicycle. There is a bicycle renting service available there from where you can get one and ride while enjoying the cool breeze.
The Hamana-ko Lake is a complete thrilling and entertaining package for you and your family so head over there now and enjoy while you can.