Spread across Mikata town and Kaminaka town in southern Fukui are the Mikata Five Lakes. This group of lakes—Mikata, Suigetsu, Suga, Kugushi, and Hiruga, respectively—are all apart of the Wakasa Wan Quasi-National Park, and are also recognized as an important wetland under the Ramsar Convention.
While the Mikata Five Lakes are accessible by foot from the Mikata, Kiyama, and Mihama Stations on the JR Obama Line, using a taxi is the best option to get around the area.
A designated scenic spot, the Mikata Five Lakes provide some of the prefectures most breathtaking views. From the plum blossoms in the spring to the maple leaves in the fall, each season has its own beauty.
It goes without saying that the best way to enjoy the scenery of the Mikata Five Lakes is by boat. There are a number of boat tours available to visitors, all of which visit multiple lakes as they are connected by channels and canals. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.