Kagaminuma is located at an altitude 570m, the halfway up of the northeast slope of Annupuri. It is a part of a Niseko Annupuri bog, high moor, and receives its source mainly from thawing water. There are wild forests of tall Japanese oaks, maples, Japanese magnolia, etc. across over the shore. On a windless day, its calm surface reflects the surrounding landscape just like a mirror, Kagami in Japanese, which is responsible for its name.
NPB nature guide, Naomi, has studied around Kagaminuma through the last year and made a “Kagaminuma hiking map”.
The access road to Kagaminuma is scheduled to open around mid May (depend on snow condition).Until then,please download the map and make use of it for planning your hiking in Niseko.