Mikata Lake, Suigetsu Lake, Suga Lake, Kugushi Lake, and Hiruga Lake lie scattered throughout the gorges of the low-lying hills in this region, producing subtle shades that are truly wondrous to look upon. The differences between their hues are apparent from the 11.2 km Rainbow Line (toll road), which provides views of the dynamic landscape of the Five Lakes and the Sea of Japan. In November 2005 the lakes were designated a registered wetlands under the Ramsar Convention.
Address: Mihama, Mikata / Wakasa, Mikata-kaminaka, Fukui Prefecture
20 minutes by car from Tsuruga Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway