Lake Hibara is the largest lake in the Ura-Bandai area. This island-spotted lake captivates a great number of tourists with its complex landscape and clear blue water. During the winter season, you can enjoy fishing for "wakasagi" (Japanese pond smelts) on the iced lake. You can also rent fishing gears as well as huts and tents to shelter from the snow and wind, so even if you turn up empty handed you can still join in the fun.
Lake Hibara Boat Cruise (everyday from late April to early November): JPY 1,000 per adult and JPY 500 per child
Road Station URABANDAI
Road Station URABANDAI is located on the shore of Lake Hibara, and serves tourists with its restaurants that are popular for its tempura and soba noodles made from local ingredients, as well as its shops that sell souvenirs and local produce. Yamajio (literally "Mountain salt"), which is salt obtained from boiling down hot spring water, tastes different to sea salt and has an intriguingly complex flavor, making it a perfect souvenir.
*During the winter season, the station is closed on Wednesdays.