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A Pond So Beautiful It Belongs On Your Desktop Screensaver

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We’re not kidding. Check your Macbook wallpapers.

This magical place is found southeast of Biei, a town in Hokkaido, Japan and might just be the most beautiful pond in the world.

After a 1988 volcano eruption, dams were built to prevent mudflow and lava from pouring into town. With nowhere else to go, blocked water eventually accumulated into the stunning Blue Pond.

The pond has a mood of itself, however, and seeing it in its entire splendor is a matter of chance. Depending on weather and lighting, colors can range from glistening bright blue to emerald green.

blue pond japan

blue pond japan

blue pond japan

Locals call it the aoi pond because in Japanese, the word aoi can mean either blue or green.

blue pond japan

blue pond japan

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