Himenuma Lake

Himenuma Lake

The forest around Himenuma Lake is close to mountain area, and is connected to the oldest and deepest forest of the Island. From spring to summer, Black Woodpeckers nest around the lake so that you can watch they fly over the forest, and if you lucky you can watch they are perching. The circuit trail around the lake takes 20 minute walk. Main attraction here is Little Grebe and Mandatory Duck families floating on the lake together in summer. If you are lucky, you can watch a Mandarin duck family walking in a line. Black-tailed Gulls sometimes visit to bath and drink fresh water. In summer, Japanese Robins are abundant in forest and sometimes are singing on the boardwalk and fallen trees beside it. For Himenuma Lake is close to forest, Japanese Bush Warblers and Gray’s grasshopper Warblers are singing in the Ssasa bush beside of the boardwalk.

Birds in Himenuma Lake

Species Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Mandarin Duck
Little Grebe
White-bellied green-pigeon
Grey Heron
Black-tailed Gull
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Black Woodpecker
Marsh Tit
Coal Tits
Japanese Bush Warbler
Gray's grasshopper Warbler
Eurasian Nuthutch
Japanese Robin
Grey Wagtail
Eurasian Bullfinch
Black-faced Bunting

Access to Himenuma Lake

25 minutes by car from Oshidomari Ferry terminal