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Goshiki-numa Ponds

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Goshiki-numa Ponds, or the Five Colored Marshes, were created by a steam explosion from Mount Bandai. There are not really five marshes, instead the name comes from the fact that you can see a variety of colors here. Goshiki-numa Ponds is a lake group composed of 20 to 30 different types of marshes, including Bishamonnuma, Rurinuma and Aonuma. The Goshiki-numa Ponds trail runs through this beautiful scenery, and includes a popular course that allows you to enjoy an approx. 90-minute stroll. People think that you cannot walk here when it is covered in snow, but you can use snow shoes for a winter stroll, and enjoy this area all year round.

More Information about Goshiki-numa Ponds

Street address

1093 - 1055 Aza Kengamine, Oaza Hibara, Kitashiobara-mura, Yama-gun, Fukushima



  • From Inawashiro Station on the JR Banetsu West Line, take the Bandai Toto Bus toward Kyukamura Hibara for 25 minutes, and get off at Goshiki-numa Ponds Iriguchi. It is a 5 minute walk from there.


  • Approx. 25 minutes from Inawashiro Bandai Kogen Interchange on the Banetsu Expressway by car.

Opening Hours



Best season

All year


About the Goshiki-numa Ponds trail
・The course has few ups and downs, but caution is needed due to scattered rocks and mud caused by rain.
・There are no toilets or vending machines on the trail. There are toilets available at the Urabandai Visitor Center and the Urabandai Bussankan. There are vending machines at the Urabandai Bussankan, so please prepare before enjoying a walk around Goshiki-numa Ponds.

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