Lake Mashu, Teshikaga-cho

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 itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • According to rest house seemed quite nicely, I see Lake Mashu's mist, through word of mouth and everywhere is "not seen" much more fun came on the day so whether summer look half as much of its look relatively well 11-visit the arm (lol), and that it is During the low season and even less alien than it is
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  • Is a caldera lake located in the crater at the Summit. Too steep cliffs, so most tourists cannot go down, perhaps because of that, the water is transparent, clean and as soon as it is. The island's famous for fog, but this convenience clearly nooks cranny, accent addition to views.
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  • Closer when I went was prepared for an invisible and deep fog, so I'm sure that we reached the lookout, whether or not said without parking fee 500 yen and. If you go to see off still visible. 500 yen was a waste. Te so when not in the parking lot and I hope I'm.
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The town of Teshikaga-cho itself has a good array of hotels, traditional ryokan, and a couple of more budget-friendly hostels. The more luxurious among them have onsite onsens and restaurants, and with proximity to the main train line, the area offers convenience for travelers just arriving or soon to leave. But the surrounding rural spots have just as much in terms of accommodations, particularly close to the lakes, with clusters of ryokans, some campgrounds, and luxury resorts.
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