Fudo Pond

An early autumn walk along the Ikemeguri Nature Trail

By Tristan Scholze   Mar 31, 2014 - 2 min read

The landscape surrounding Fudo Pond, smallest of the three volcanic crater lakes on this circular trail, varies significantly from the others. The solid groves of Japanese red pine and large patches of grassland covered with susuki in autumn contrast with the deciduous forests of Rokukannon Pond and the mountain slopes of Byakushi Pond.

Rt. 1 runs near the water's edge, making this the most easily accessible of the lakes. There are a few spaces to park for free. From here, it’s a short walk back to the trailhead at the Ebino Kogen Museum Center (near the campground); or you can cross the road and visit the rocky landscape of Mt. Io, take the trail past more susuki fields to Mt Karakuni, and hike on to other peaks by crossing the road.

不動池—fudou-ike—Fudo Pond
えびの高原池巡り自然探勝路—ebino kogen ikemeguri shizen tanshou-ro—Ebino Plateau Ikemeguri Nature Trail

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Tristan Scholze

Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature all around the world. I've traveled throughout Japan and visited some 40 countries on 5 continents and 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. This October, I was a guest host on NHK World's J-Trip Plan, Caving Adventures in Western Japan.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!