Guide to Imori-ike pond

Imori Pond is a large artificial pond located in Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture.

The pond is surrounded by marshland, which provides a habitat for a variety of flora and fauna.

In spring, skunk cabbages and Japanese silver birch can be seen here, and in fall, autumn leaves can be seen.

Imori in the name of the pond means an newt.

Visiting Imori-ike pond

Late April

▼Mt. Myoko with snow remaining.

▼Asian skunk-cabbage blooms all over the area.


▼On clear days, Mt. Myoko is reflected in the water.

▼water lily.

▼Noriutsugi (a kind of hydrangea)

Walking in Imori-ike pond

▼It takes about 15~30 minutes to walk the 500m round-the-clock course.

The path is very well maintained and you can walk around as if you were taking a stroll.

The path is also barrier-free and wheelchair-accessible.

Touring Imori-ike pond


Car: Approx. 5 minutes from Myoko-Kogen IC on Joshinetsu Expressway

Public transportation: Get off at Myoko-Kogen Station on the Echigo Tokimeki Railway and Shinano Railway.

About 10 minutes by cab, or about 10 minutes by local bus from the bus stop at the entrance of Imori-ike.


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There are restrooms, a parking lot, and a visitor center.

Related Sites

Click here to visit the Myoko Plateau Imori-ike Information Center website.