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Akan Lake, Kushiro

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Formed by volcanic activities thousands of years ago, Akan Lake plays home to an unusual species of native algae that resemble large green spheres. Part of a national park, the lake draws plenty of visitors thanks to the waterside spa facilities at the nearby resort town of Akankohan. Hike around the lake on the network of walking trails to find several natural oddities, including bubbling mud pools. Alternatively, you can hop aboard a local boat tour to see the lake and the surrounding area from a different perspective. For Akan Lake and beyond, use our Kushiro trip maker app to get the most from your Kushiro vacation.
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  • At sunset on the boat, spent time at the Lake. Was like falling down, mysterious, calm appearance of the surface of the Lake and occasional fog and match. On the day of the great Star also looks good. At the deer was spotted parent and child. It is so cute.
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  • Explore the trail, I was enjoying the view autumn leaves about enjoyed the autumn Lake AKAN from the boat and motor boat. It is dated from 2 people, so there are a variety of courses.
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  • 10/21-24-day stay in Lake AKAN Onsen 22, rain is not very strong, so by bus towards the tancho no Sato. Tancho no Sato, watching the tannchiyouwo unfortunately still in October, wild crane does not come. Come tancho no Sato, according to the commentary, near Prairie snow and bog down the food and eating that... saw wild deer and cranes from the bus. Crane is hardly two birds. I wonder if a pair-and while I enjoyed. With the approach of Typhoon AKAN Lake 23, 20 inches of snow. Also from 5:00 PM are all AKAN Onsen area power outage. Stop heating in power even in the room, no TV just trying to really going to fall asleep as soon as possible, so there is no way, only, go to bed and was asleep at 9:00 30, suddenly lit up and avoids power outages and the... the next day 24, another home, TV 寝sobire day. It is a typhoon also left great clouds. At 11, 9:00 AKAN Lake boat ride that bus. Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes around the AKAN Lake, nice contrast between yesterday's snow and Red leaves. Snow mountains and Lake foliage and I stay no beauty then observe the marimo churui Island marimo exhibition observation Center, because of the approaching Typhoon, blessed with an unexpected pleasure, such as snow, sunset, Mt. Fuji was seen on the return flight, was a fun 4 days trip.
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When it comes to international tourism, Kushiro represents more of a transit point than a destination, with people passing through and using it for its good onward connection options. For those that do spend the night here, Kushiro has a welcome set of accommodations, usually business class hotels with a pool, a restaurant, and simple rooms. Some particularly budget-friendly hotels sit as close as possible to the main train station, while the train station district as a whole contains the vast majority of what's available here.
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