Imuta Lake is situated in a prefectural natural park and boasts a circumference of around 4 km. The lake is encircled by seven volcanic lakes and outer ring mountains, providing a breathtaking natural landscape. Visitors can also marvel at the Japanese Natural Monument called "Floating Island." The lake is a sight to behold in spring, with beautiful flowers in bloom, and in autumn, the fiery red maple trees are a feast for the eyes. Adorable birds perched on the trees are also a delight to watch. Every year in February, the plum blossom marathon is held, and a grand fireworks festival is organized in August. These lively summer activities add a fresh dimension to the serene atmosphere of Imuta Lake.
For those who enjoy outdoor sports, whether you are a seasoned athlete or just starting out, the outer ring loop trail is a must-try. This trail is about 4.5 kilometers long, takes about four hours to complete, and has several descent points. After completing the climb, be sure to indulge in the natural hot springs, take a boat ride on Imuta Lake, and go for a bike ride to make the most of your visit.
|Address||〒 895-1502 鹿児島県薩摩川内市祁答院町藺牟田1999番地2|
|Access||■35 minutes from JR Sendai Station by car.|
■40 minutes from Aira Station by car.
■50 minutes from Kushikino Station by car.
■55 minutes from Kokubun Station by car.
■55 minutes from Kagoshima Chuo Station by car.
■65 minutes from Izumi Station by car.
■70 minutes from Akune Station by car.
■85 minutes from Minamata Station by car.
■50 minutes from Kagoshima Airport by car.
Please note that the times provided are only a reference and may vary depending on traffic conditions.
*Be aware that the route may include a toll highway.
■Take a bus from Kagoshima Chuo Station and get off at the Iriki-Hinomaru Bus Stop (approximately 15 minutes by taxi).
■Take the local bus (Hiwaki-Iriki Line) from Sendai Station for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
■Take a bus from Sendai Station and get off at the Irikicho Bus Stop (approximately 20 minutes by taxi).
■Take an airport bus from Kagoshima Airport and get off at the Imuta Onsen Bus Stop (approximately 5 minutes by taxi).
|Close||Open 7 days a week|
Ecosystem Conservation Data Facility "Aquaim" close on Mon (Closed the next day after the holiday)
|Useful Information||For boats and bikes rental:|
10:00～17:00 (may be closed on weekdays)
Sakura Lake Store…0996-56-0820
Ukishima Heigen Store…0996-56-0922