We went hiking to Yasha-ga-ike pond which is famous for its autumn leaves on October 29th, 2015. We ascended from Fukui Prefecture side.
We drove to Imajo area from Fukui Prefecture side which is on Japan National Route 365. We reached a parking area which was the starting point of the hiking course after driving though a forest road from Hirono dam. It was about 2 hours' walk from the starting point to the pond. As soon as we arrived at Yasha-ga-ike pond, it started getting foggy and it blocked our view. The scenery at the pond was changed into a mysterious one with the fog appearing which was perfect for the theme of the story of Yasha princess.
The Torii gate of Yasha-ryu Shrine is the starting point of the hiking course and it is at the back of the parking area.
Yasha-ga-taki waterfall appears in about 40 minutes on your left.
Yasha-ga-ike pond in fog
※“Hiking in the mountains in Fukui” is a project in which hikers go hiking in the mountains in Fukui Prefecture along with the information in a publication of a group of walking in the mountains in Fukui, “Why don’t you go hiking in the mountains in Fukui?”. I went hiking to Yasha-ga-ike pond along with the information in the 1992 edition.
Publication of the group of walking in the mountains in Fukui,
“Why don’t you go hiking in the mountains in Fukui?”.
The left publication is 1992 edition. The right one is 2014 edition (the latest one).