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The Calm…, Lake Tama


In this article, I introduce Lake Tama,Higashi Yamato City,Tokyo,Japan.
Here is a little far from center of Tokyo. It takes about one hour from Shinjuku by train.

“Lake Tama” is commonly known name.
Its official name is Murayama Reservoir. It was built in 1927, artificial lake.

General view.Beautiful water.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

The mountains on back provide beautiful water to Lake Tama.
Water of Lake Tama is used for drinking of people in Tokyo.

Here is a long dyke.
Visitors can walk through on the dyke. Of course bicycle can also pass through.
Visitors can see beautiful scenery.
This photo is view toward Seibu amusement park.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

Here are famous for the most beautiful intake tower in Japan.
Sophisticated design.This design is called Neo Renaissance style.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

At this place,I tried long exposure during daytime.
I used ND400 filter.
Too much dark. And because of sun, there was a gap about light intensity.
So I could not make lighter this photo. White part will be overexposed.
This place is good for morning.
But I could take calm photo.
Here has almost no wave. So here is suit for long exposure.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

During my shooting,a photographer told me about small bird and its nest.
The nest is located on the dyke. But at first, I could not find it. I could find it by help of him.
It’s tiny and so cute!

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

This bird is コチドリ(Kochidori) . English name is Little ringed plover.In this season,parents go feeding.
But late May,they keep on warming eggs.They will never move from their nest.
And June,Baby birds will be born. They run here and there for feeding.(They eat mainly bugs).
I heard,to watch this cycle is fun of visitors. Many people watching it gently.
The charm of Lake Tama was not only intake!

Lake Tama is next to Sayama Park.  Sayama park belongs to Higashimurayama city. Here is full of nature.

Sayama Park

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Sayama park,Higashimurayama City,Tokyo,Japan

Here is Yakebe Pond. Generally called Tacchan Ike.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Sayama Park,Higashimurayama City,Tokyo,Japan

Recently, in this pond,number of Large Mouth Bass(Generally called “black bass” in Japan) is increasing.
Large Mouth Bass is alien species. It brakes ecosystem. Now,this is large problem in Japan.
As a countermeasure,artificial spawning bed was set.
After spawning, eggs are removed.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Sayama Park,HigashiMurayama City,Tokyo,Japan

Evening scene.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

Sunset. After taking this photo,I have dropped filter. It was broken! Filter is made of glass. So it brakes…Be careful when use it!

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

This is Seibu Dome. Home stadium of professional baseball team Saitama Seibu Lions.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

Beautiful gradation.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

Blue moment.Very calm.I like this atmosphere.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

Toward Seibu amusement park again.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

Generel view of Higashiyamato city with Sayama Park.

Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan
Lake Tama,Higashiyamato City,Tokyo,Japan

I think here is not as famous as other places I have ever posted.
But here is easy to take photos. And full of beautiful nature.
Here is hidden photogenic place!
From November to February,Mt.Fuji is seen from here!
Next time,I’ll try it!

Information
Nearest Station:Seibu-Yuenchi Station / Seibu Tamako Line
Entrance Fee: Free
Tripod is able to use.

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