Byakushi Pond

An autumn hike along the Ikemeguri Nature Trail

By Tristan Scholze    - 1 min read

The first leg of this hike in Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park starts at the Ebino Kogen Museum Center and rounds Byakushi Pond, a shallow, roundish crater lake. This section includes forested mountainsides inhabited by deer and birds, seasonal flowers, shrubs and grasses, and spectacular views of the clear blue pond and surrounding volcanoes. Following the circular path clockwise will soon bring you to the next stage, Rokukannon Pond.

白紫池byakushi-ike—Byakushi Pond

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Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature. I've traveled around the world and throughout Japan, and I hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures. In addition to my work at JapanTravel, I have a language school called Rainbow Bridges English Academy in Fukuoka and am very interested in teaching, languages, communication, and photography, among other things. Recently, I've been a guest host on NHK World's J-Trip Plan for Caving Adventures in Western Japan as well as Exploration for Black Gold.I love heading downtown to meet up with friends for a night out as well as being able to hop on my motorcycle and be riding through forest-covered mountains or to sandy beaches in 20 minutes. This area is very photogenic and even after years of exploration, there are still plenty of places to discover each weekend! My photographs are available for purchase on iStock, Shutterstock, and Dreamstime or by contacting me.Please contact me if you have any questions about travel in Japan. I'd also be grateful for any follows on social media!