Autumn Leaves in Mishaka Pond

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I took a day trip to Chino City, Nagano Prefecture to visit Mishaka Pond. I visited it in June once before, and this time I revisited it during the autumn leaves season.

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What is Mishaka Pond?


Mishaka Pond is a reservoir in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture. The pond is famous for its mystic atmosphere and also known as a place where a famous Japanese painter created his work and a TV commercial of the SHARP AQUOS was shot. I have been there once in June during the season of the new green leaves (first part, second part), and I visited it again as I heard the pond has a different atmosphere during the autumn leaves season. Regarding the access to Mishaka Pond, I mentioned it in the first part of the previous article in June. Now, I will post photos I took there.

Autumn Leaves in Mishaka Pond

I arrived at Mishaka Pond.""

The leaves were turning yellow.Mishaka Pond Autumn Leaves1



From the side of the pond.""


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Front side of the pond.""



Slightly changed the color.Mishaka Pond Autumn Leaves3

Tree trunk.""


Near the bank.""


As you can see, it was a sunny weather. However, in terms of mystic atmosphere in Mishaka Pond, I think a cloudy weather would be better. Anyway, I left the pond for the time being, and moved to Meiji Onsen Ryokan, a hot spring inn, near the pond to take a rest just like when I visited it in June.

Go to Meiji Onsen Ryokan

So, I went to Meiji Onsen Ryokan.""

Autumn leaves on the way.""

I arrived at Meiji Onsen Ryokan.Meiji Onsen Ryokan

However, I found the hot spring was available only for the inn guests during the autumn leaves season, so I was not able to use it 🙁

Instead, I took photos around Meiji Onsen Ryokan.""

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Mishaka Pond again


Now I returned from Meiji Onsen Ryokan to Mishaka Pond. The sun was declining and weakening little by little and I intentionally changed the color setting.

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Then, I left Mishaka Pond.


That’s it for the article about autumn leaves in Mishaka Pond. Now I have been there twice in early summer and autumn, and I found the pond shows different scenery by season. In this regard, it has something in common with Biei, Hokkaido. As far as I checked via Google image search, it seems Mishaka Pond in winter shows different views, so I was just wondering if I could visit it again in winter 🙂

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