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Lake Kussharo, Teshikaga-cho
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Go fishing, hiking, kayaking, and cycling around Lake Kussharo, Japan's largest caldera lake that freezes over completely in the winter. Soak away your worries in an outdoor hot spring bath and walk over hot sands along the lakeshore. You can also visit Wakoto Peninsula if you wish to see active sulfurous vents or enjoy a hike through the forest. Acidic water of the lake supports only a few species here, such as a rare form of cicada and rainbow trout. Put Lake Kussharo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Teshikaga-cho trip itinerary builder.
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  • Water is indeed not cold during winter. That's why the swan is enjoying the swimming still during the cold season. But sadly for me, it's nothing of a 'must go' because there isn't much to see. Had a ...  more »
  • We arrived in the area in the afternoon of a rainy overcast day so whilst there were tantalising glimpses of the landscape on the far side of the lake it was not that impressive. Early the next mornin...  more »
  • Foliage until the Lake was beautiful. Swan does not come so much more. The wind was surging strongly. In summer many tourists this time there is other tourists at all.
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