Lake Otarunai


Lake Otarunai looking out over the loop bridge and a panorama of autumn colors.

Autumn, Sights

On the way from Asarigawa Onsen to Jozankei on prefectural road 1, you’ll arrive at Asari Dam just after passing the looped bridge and Lake Otarunai is a man-made lake created with the water dammed up by this dam. Usually every year from mid-to late October the forest that surrounds the lake is gradually tinted with autumn hues of red and yellow.

The entire lake can be viewed from the observation point and visitors can also enjoy a walk on the walking trail. It is a popular location among people who enjoy the view of the autumn leaves of the surrounding mountains and the lake.


Lake Otarunai

MAPCODE: 493 425 798*27?

Address: 2-580-10 Asarigawa-Onsen, Otaru City

Tel: 0134-52-0241