Shirogane Blue Pond

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Shirogane Blue Pond (白金青い池) is a man-made pond feature in Biei, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the result of works on the Biei River, carried out after the 1988 eruption of Mount Tokachi, to protect the town of Biei from volcanic mudflows. [Wikipedia]



Shirogane, Biei, Kamikawa District, Hokkaido 071-0235, Japan (Directions)


7:00 - 19:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 7:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 7:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 7:00 - 19:00
Thursday 7:00 - 19:00
Friday 7:00 - 19:00
Saturday 7:00 - 19:00
Sunday 7:00 - 19:00
Holidays 7:00 - 19:00

Phone Number

+81 166-94-3355

General Amenities

  • Paid parking
  • Free guides/pamphlets
  • Information Counter
  • Free parking


20 minutes from JR Biei Station, or take the Dohoku bus (~20min).

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The Blue Pond gets its name literally from the bright blue hue of its water. It is not naturally formed, and is a result of the creation of a dam in the wake of an eruption from a nearby volcano on Mount Tokachi. The Blue Pond changes color depending on weather and season. The pond only appears blue when viewed from land, and the color is not found in the water itself.

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