Lakes in Japan

40 Lakes in Japan

Lake Shikotsu is the second deepest lake in Japan after Lake Tazawa, and the 8th largest in the country by surface area. It is located in Chitose, on the island of Hokkaido, and it ... Read more

Lake Mashu is an endorheic crater lake located in Akan National Park on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. It is mostly known for its exceptional clarity, and is often referred to as ... Read more

Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located northeast from the former capital city of Kyoto, in Shiga Prefecture. Hydrology and ... Read more

Lake Abashiri is a dimictic saline, natural lake that covers a surface area of 33 km2 (13 mi2), has an average depth of 16 meters (51 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 16 ... Read more

Lake Toya is a dimictic oligotrophic crater lake that covers a surface area of 70 km2 (28 mi2), has an average depth of 53 meters (173 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 179 ... Read more

Okutama Reservoir (Ogochi) is a monomictic reservoir lake that covers a surface area of 4 km2 (2 mi2), has an average depth of 49 meters (161 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of ... Read more

Lake Akan (Akan-ko), probably the most famous Japanese lake, is found in the North-Eastern part of Hokkaido Island, in a caldera-type volcanic crater which is guarded by 2 volcanic ... Read more

Sagami Reservoir is a monomictic reservoir lake that covers a surface area of 2 km2 (0.64 mi2), has an average depth of 38 meters (125 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 32 ... Read more

Lake Kizaki is a dimictic mesotrophic natural lake that covers a surface area of 2 km2 (0.59 mi2), has an average depth of 13 meters (42 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 30 ... Read more

Lake Kasumigaura is a monomictic eutrophic warm monomictic lake that covers a surface area of 169 km2 (65 mi2), has an average depth of 7 meters (23 feet), and reaches a maximum ... Read more