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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. Arrange your visit to Akan Lake and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kushiro using our Kushiro travel itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Kushiro

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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  • We stayed at the Wings. If you take a walk behind the hotel, it takes you all the way to the Shangrila Hotel and a shorter serene walk with water and greenery. Very short walk and we saw a small porti...  more »
  • Was not expecting much given the poor weather but the nature of the lake with many inlets and islands meant that the cruise was interesting despite the rain. The moss balls were a highlight and well w...  more »
  • Made a day trip here. The walk around was good and the Ainu village is situated at the end of the street. The boat ride takes about an hour. A good ride, though all announcements are in Japanese. The ...  more »