Blue Pond is located in Biei, Hokkaido. It is a pond where the water surface has a light-bluish color. It is surrounded by forest and has a beautiful scenery, attracting many photography enthusiasts. Apparently, the brighter the light, the bluer the water appears. Tourist call it the "Little Nine-Village Valley" of Japan (reference to Nine-Village Valley in Sichuan). There is also a famous hot spring nearby, called Shirogane Onsen.