Lake Hibara (桧原湖, Hibara-ko) is a lake in Yama District, Fukushima, Japan. It is a part of the Bandai-Asahi National Park. It is the biggest of the lakes in the Bandai-kōgen highlands.
Hibara Lake is a mesotrophic lake. It was created because of the July 15, 1888 eruption of Mount Bandai. The debris avalanche created a natural dam that then filled with water. It sank Hibara Village (桧原村, Hibara-mura). The ruins of Hibara Village are still at the bottom of the lake.
- Views of Lake Hibara
Submerged torii from the former location of Hibara Village.
- ↑ Takeda T., page 174.
- ↑ 裏磐梯を代表する湖沼群 (in Japanese). 裏磐梯観光協会. Archived from the original on November 29, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
- Takeda, Toru; Hishinuma, Tomio; Kamieda, Kinuyo; Dale, Leigh; Oguma, Chiyoichi (August 10, 1988). "Hello! Fukushima - International Exchange Guide Book" (1988 ed.). Fukushima City: Fukushima Mimpo Press