VIDEO: Explore Miyagase Lakeside Park near Atsugi, Japan

Photo by Takahiro Takiguchi
Photo by Takahiro Takiguchi

VIDEO: Explore Miyagase Lakeside Park near Atsugi, Japan

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Nestled within the Tanazawa mountain range, you’ll find Miyagase Lakeside Park, a popular spot for autumn leaf viewing near NAF Atsugi.

The man-made lake is only a 45-minute drive from the base and has a trail which makes for good walking or a fresh run. This lake serves as a reservoir which provides drinking water to Tokyo and Yokohama City. Dogs on leashes are allowed to visit this park as well, so don’t forget to bring your furry friend.


I visited in early November and the mountain showed early signs of fall. My wife and I enjoyed a brisk walk around the spacious park with a 315-meter long and a 23-meter high suspension bridge with a nice view of the surrounding area.

So, if you’re on Atsugi or Camp Zama, make plans to head out and enjoy one of Japan’s most colorful season at Miyagase Lakeside Park. The peak autumn colors are projected for late November.

Miyagase Lakeside Park

Location: 940-4 Miyagase, Kiyokawa Village, Aiko-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture


Tel: 046-288-3600

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