Lake Togo 東郷池
Lake Togo offers beautiful views and relaxing hot springs
Lake Togo, a brackish lake in the town of Yurihama, is one of the Sanin area's "Eight Beautiful Sights.” Its shape is said to resemble that of a crane with open wings.
How to Get There
Lake Togo is accessible by train from JR Tottori Station.
Matsuzaki Station on the JR Sanin Main Line is the closest station. It's near the southern shore of the lake.
Soak in the lakeside hot springs
Hot springs flow from vents in the center of the lake. The hot water is piped ashore and utilized at the hot spring resorts of Hawai Onsen and Togo Onsen. Visitors to these resorts can enjoy views across the lake as you soak and rejuvenate in the mineral rich water. A free-to-use foot bath on the western shore of the lake is a popular spot for residents and visitors alike.
Sport activities at Lake Togo
The lake has a circumference of 12 kilometers and is a great place to engage in some exercise. There is a certified Nordic Walking course with four walking stations around the lake. A walking/running course starts from Cafe Ippo Walking Center, where you can pick up some maps and rent walking poles. In summer, kayaks are also available for rent.
Ayameike in the south-eastern corner of the lake has gorgeous flower beds and interesting landscaping.