A popular tourist spot to feel Japan Vol.39 Tateshina in Nagano Mysterious view in silence “Mishakaike” and an old folk house “Mugeisou”
“Mishakaike” is a reservoir surrounded by mountains in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture.
It was made as an agriculture reservoir, and its water depth is 8m and its water storage amount is 26,000t when it’s filled with water.
It’s located in the place where has an elevation of 1,500m in silence.
It’s surrounded by the forest, and its view is surely mysterious;
it becomes deep blue and green from the spring to the summer, and be decorated by red and orange in the season of autumn leaves.
It’s a famous tourist spot in Nagano Prefecture.
Though Mishakaike is just a small reservoir, why does it become famous like this?
Because it became a motif of a Japanese-style painting “Vibrant Greens” drawn by Kaii HIGASHIYAMA, who is a Japanese-style painter representative Japan.
After that, it was recognized as “marvelous view”, attracts people by the water surface to reflect the view and the atmosphere in each season and time.
Its view, like a picture, is necessary to see.
It’s beautiful and you’ll take your breath away and loose your words.
Tateshina has a lot of tourist spots; there are Mishakaike, “Tateshina Kogen Museum” that is able to enjoy vital works and the nature, “sky aquarium” that locates in the highest place, has an elevation of 1,750m, and so on.
“Mugeiso” is one of them, and it was a villa of Yasujiro OZU, who was a movie director.
This old folk house with tatami floored Japanese rooms, the tasteful fireside, and a thatched roof shows the Japanese atmosphere.
“Tateshina Hot Spring” is able to use as a day-trip, so that it’s necessary to visit.
If you stay there, why don’t you choose the Japanese room, that is able to relax on the tatami, and take a rest while enjoying the Japanese atmosphere and the nature?
The summer in Nagano, a lot of places to see, is coming.
Source of photos;https://tripnote.jp/nagano/mishaka-ike http://www.tateshinakougen.gr.jp/cinema/mugeisou.html