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Things to keep in mind when visiting Miike Salt Lake

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Miike Salt Lake is located in Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is known as “Fukuoka’s Uyuni Salt Lake“.

It is an Instagrammable spot in Fukuoka that is secretly hot topic on SNS.

This Miike salt lake is not actually a lake.

But, it’s a great Instagrammable spot.

The name “Miike Salt Lake” is derived from the fact that, when the weather conditions are good, the salt mountains and rainwater create a puddle of water that looks just like the real Uyuni Salt Lake.

Miike Salt Lake is a hot topic on SNS for its amazing view





This Miike salt lake was hot on “Instagram“.

The photos posted by people who have actually been there are so beautiful that you can’t help but stare at the stunning view of Miike Salt Lake.

Miike Salt Lake is a hidden tourist spot that has been quietly spreading by word of mouth and is not well known even by Fukuoka residents.

Uyuni Salt Lake in Chile is one of the most popular places to visit in South America.

Miike Salt Lake in Fukuoka is as fantastic as the Uyuni Salt Lake.

If your timing is right, you can see a view of Fukuoka that looks exactly like Uyuni Salt Lake.

You don’t have to go to Uyuni Salt Lake to see the stunning mirrored view of the lake in Fukuoka.

Miike Salt Lake Basic Information (Address, Access, Parking)


Address: Shinko-cho, Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Hours of operation: In the morning

It is important to note that there is no parking at all at Miike Salt Lake.

How to go Miike Salt Lake

The only way to get to Miike Salt Lake is by car or on foot from JR Omuta station.

The closest station to Miike Salt Lake is JR Omuta Station in Omuta City, and it takes about an hour to get to the border with Kumamoto Prefecture on the JR Omuta Line.

Miike Salt Lake is off-limits because it’s private property?

Miike Salt Lake is basically off-limits as it is privately owned by a company (Miike Coal Mine).

The reason why Miike Salt Lake is off-limits is because Miike Salt Lake is the site which was closed in 1997.

The name Miike Salt Lake is also not an official name.

It’s not even a tourist attraction.

Since it is privately owned, the official location has not been disclosed.

That’s why Miike Salt Lake is said to be a secret place, an unexplored region.

Try doing a Google Maps search for Miike Coal Mine.

About Permission to enter Miike Salt Lake

So what do you need to do to get into Miike Salt Lake?

As far as I could find out on the internet, who went to Miike Salt Lake, I couldn’t find any information that they entered Miike Salt Lake with a Permission.

It seems to be difficult to formally enter Miike Salt Lake and take photos.


It is better not to post photos on social networking sites, because taking photos would be evidence of trespassing.

Timing and the Conditions of Superb View of Lake Miike Salt

If you want to take a Uyuni salt lake like photo at Miike Salt Lake, you have to visit on a day when conditions are right.

The conditions are the day after it rained and the early morning of sunny day..

The point is that it is necessary for rainwater to accumulate on the ground in Miike Salt Lake and for the salt pile of Miike Salt Lake to reflect the sun’s rays there.

If there is no rainwater accumulation, it’s just a huge mass of salt.

If conditions are bad, Miike Salt Lake is not Instagrammable.


Conditions for viewing Miike Salt Lake
・Rain on the night before
・The next morning is sunny
・Only in the morning

Summay of Miike Salt Lake

I did some research on Miike Salt Lake in Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture.

A photo posted on “Instagram” made Miike Salt Lake a hot spot.

I found out that if the conditions were right, we could get a beautiful view of Lake Miike Salt Lake, but unfortunately it was difficult to take pictures because it was on private land.

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