Lake Ezu

An oasis just a few km from the heart of the city, Ezu Lake (江津湖 Ezuko) is a natural lake fed by the underground springs Kumamoto is famous for. The springs bubble up from Suizenji Gardens and feed the lake with crystal clear, refreshingly cool water. The gourd shaped lake has two main parts, the upper lake, within easy walking distance of Suizenji Gardens, is a popular spot for families, nature lovers and picnickers. The upper lake is shallow and a haven for water birds, in the summer months it’s a popular swimming spot. Fishing equipment can be rented, as can rowing boats and an interesting selection of pedalos, ranging in design from cute Kitty chans to Doraemon helicopter shaped and of course the ubiquitous Kumamon.


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