Arakawa Dam and Nosen Lake in Fall

Scenic Yamanashi spot highlighted by fall colors

By Todd Wojnowski    - 1 min read

The Arakawa Dam in Yamanashi Prefecture is a beautiful site to visit at any time of year. In autumn, it's especially incredible. The massive dam holds Nosen Lake, a body of water that sits tucked within the mountains on three sides, and overlooking the amazing scenery far below on the other side. For tourists flocking to the nearby Shosenkyo Gorge - a patch of nature also highlighted that much more in the fall season - the Arakawa Dam is a great secondary destination if you're already in the region.

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Todd Wojnowski

Todd Wojnowski @todd.wojnowski

I am an avid backpacker, writer, marathon runner, hiker, eater of spicy foods, watcher of B-movies, and user of the Harvard comma. I'm originally from Buffalo, New York, and arrived in Japan in 2008.