Last updated: December 21, 2020
Balance atop cobalt-blue lakes
"Shima Blue" is the name given to the distinctive cobalt hue of Lake Shima and Lake Okushima. Join a guided stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) trip to experience these unique bodies of water up close. These tours are suitable for beginners, as an experienced instructor will teach you the SUP technique. Balance, paddle, and relax as you enjoy the natural scenery of the Shima area.
The cobalt color is most prominent in spring, but the lakes' waters are extremely clear in summer and autumn as well.
4063 Shima, Nakanojo, Agatsuma District ( Map)
About 30 minutes by bus + 10 minutes on foot from Nakanojo Station
About 1 hour by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
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