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Kyushu Travel Guide

Ikeda-ko lake


Ikeda-ko lake is a caldera lake located 40 km south of Kagoshima-city.

It is best known to tourists as the location of the purported sightings of a monster

named Issie, and as the largest lake in Kyushu with a surface area of 11 km² and

a shoreline length of 15 km.

 It is also known as large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm inhabit the lake.




General information

Address Ikeda, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

1 hour and 35 minutes from Kagoshima Airport by a vehicle

1 hour and 20 minutes from Kagoshima-city by a vehicle

25 minutes from JR Ibusuki Station by a vehicle


 - Ibusuki & Satsuma peninsula travel guide, Blog