Surface area 10.7 km (4.1 sq mi)
Surface elevation 822 m
Volume 0.13 km³
|Basin countries Japan|
Max. depth 30.5 m (100 ft)
Area 10.7 km²
Shore length 31.5 km
|Water volume 0.13 km (110,000 acre·ft)|
Similar Mount Bandai, Goshiki‑numa, Akimoto Lake, Lake Inawashiro, Lake Nojiri
Lake Hibara (桧原湖, Hibara-ko) is a lake located in Yama District, Fukushima, Japan. It is a part of the Bandai-Asahi National Park and is the largest of the lakes in the Bandai-kōgen highlands.
- Map of Lake Hibara, Hibara, Kitashiobara, Yama District, Fukushima Prefecture 966 0400, Japan
Map of Lake Hibara, Hibara, Kitashiobara, Yama District, Fukushima Prefecture 966-0400, Japan
A mesotrophic lake, Lake Hibara was formed as a result of the July 15, 1888 eruption of Mount Bandai. The resulting debris avalanche created a natural dam that then filled with water, submerging Hibara Village (桧原村, Hibara-mura). The remains of Hibara Village still lie at the bottom of the lake.
A tourist industry has built up around Lake Hibara, offering hiking trails, pleasure cruises, and campgrounds and other lodging. In the winter, ice fishing is popular.