Tsukimizu-no-Ike Pond

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Benten Shrine sits in the center of the pond.
  • The pond's water is clear and reflective
  • Wisteria bloom each May

Tsukimizu-no-Ike Pond

Sacred Pond Famous for Wisteria Blossoms
The forest surrounding Tsukimizu-no-Ike is filled with wild wisteria plants. When they bloom it is said that they are so dazzling that they block out the reflection of the moon on the water, giving this pond its name which means “The Pond Which Cannot See the Moon.”

A small shrine located in the middle of the pond, dedicated to the Goddess Benten. It is said to bless women with safe childbirth.

A number of hiking trails around the pond take visitors on a tour of the many unusual boulders which are strewn about this mystical forest.

AddressKamiide, Itoigawa
Contact Info025-552-1511 (Itoigawa City Hall) /
Business HoursDawn until Dusk
Days ClosedClosed in Winter
Parking & Transit InfoParking Available/ 20 min drive from Itoigawa Station / 10 min walk from Shindo Bus Stop (Hayakawa Line)