Blue Pond (Aoi-ike)

Blue Pond (Aoi-ike)

The Blue Pond locates in the town of Biei in Hokkaido. It is a ethereal cobalt blue pond with larch trees surrounding it. The blue color is a result of aluminum particles reflecting sunlight in the water. The aluminum particles come from Shirogane Onsen hot springs, which locates upstream. The best time to see the blue pond at its bluest is between mid May and mid June. The waters are especially still and blue in the morning hours. In the winter months, the surrounding larch trees are lit up. There is also a light up event held at Shirahige Falls, locating right by the Blue Pond.

Basic Information

Address
Shirogane, Biei-cho, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido
Phone
0166-94-3355
Hours
Sunrise to sunset
Closed
Open year-round
Fee
Free

Access

  • FromSapporo Station
    【Sapporo Sta.】JR Kamui/Lilac Limited Express / for Asahikawa
    →【Asahikawa Sta.】Dohoku Bus / for Shirogane Onsen
    →【Shirogane Aoi-ike Entrance Bus Stop】
  • FromTokyo Station
    【Tokyo Sta.】JR Tohoku Shinkansen / for Shin-Hakodate Hokuto
    →【Shin-Hakodate Hokuto Sta.】JR Super Hokuto Limited Express / for Sapporo
    →【Sapporo Sta.】JR Kamui/Lilac Limited Express / for Asahikawa
    →【Asahikawa Sta.】Dohoku Bus / for Shirogane Onsen
    →【Shirogane Aoi-ike Entrance Bus Stop】
  • FromNew Chitose Airport
    【New Chitose Airport】JR Chitose Line / for Sapporo
    →【Sapporo Sta.】JR Kamui/Lilac Limited Express / for Asahikawa
    →【Asahikawa Sta.】Dohoku Bus / for Shirogane Onsen
    →【Shirogane Aoi-ike Entrance Bus Stop】

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