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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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  • It was a quiet getaway at a beautiful lake. The lake is amazingly clean and clear. Good stopover to enjoy the beauty of nature. For more cultural experience, stop by Ainu Village.  more »
  • Nestled in dense forests, Lake Akan still has more primeval nature than other part of Hokkaido. It is famous for Marimo (moss balls), a Special Natural Monument, and sockeye salmon. As it is situated ...  more »
  • Akanko, Hokkaido cold location several times, but for the first time was frozen this winter for the first time 見remashita. AKAN Lake had ever seen and a totally different face. The land looks the illusion. It was very nice from the clear air and ice Festival is held with just slides down the ice slide Ainu ceremonies can be a valuable experience, watching rose at night fireworks.
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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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