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Goshikinuma in Winter

Among the over 100 ponds and lakes that exist in the Bandai-kogen Highlands area, perhaps the most fascinating is the group of Goshiki-numa (five-colored ponds) and lakes, where you can see the wonder of volcanic material dissolving in the water, with time and sunlight changing the color of the water from shades of green to whitish blue and then to reddish blue. A promenade allows visitors to tour this unique area with its 40 different lakes and ponds, like Bishamon-numa, Aka-numa, Benten-numa, Ao-numa, Ruri-numa, and Yanagi-numa, a walk that takes about an hour.