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Lake Mashu, Teshikaga-cho
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Sometimes called the clearest lake in the world, Lake Mashu formed in the caldera of a potentially active stratovolcano, making it one of the most fertile and volatile areas in Japan. Surrounded by steep crater walls 200 m (660 ft) high, the transparent lake harbors an abundant diversity of life. During summer you might witness how the thick mist obscures its crystal surface, making the entire area even more mysterious. (A local legend even says that if you can see the surface of the lake during the mist, you'll have bad luck.) Many observation decks dot the area; visit all of them for that perfect photograph. Put Lake Mashu and other Teshikaga-cho attractions into our Teshikaga-cho trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Lake Mashu's mist I say well... luck is not really good and not this feature is Lake Mashu (-_-;) Sulphur mountains the river water here is that parking is subject to charges and to pay for parking will be free. Well-my no. 3 prospect if you enjoy views to the cars (free of charge), we recommend! Because many cars road to to note that car stop and walk! It is particularly dangerous to her children.
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  • When snow fell earlier than usual, so many tourists visited 30 years Buri in no time. On a sunny but cold day I was the best views of the lake surrounded by mountains. AKAN turned around and held the snow mountains and Kushiro plain was greenery, could enjoy a wonderful panorama.
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  • Lake Mashu's mist said, but 6-7 the fog-prone as it is. We went in the middle of the 11-from No. 1 Observatory could Mashu Lake looks beautiful. However, the wind is very cold, cold a long time I couldn't. It is safer if you go in the winter were firmly against cold.
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