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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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  • We went to 2 observation points for Lake Mashu. Observation point 1 is the main area, where there is a souvenir shop, eatery and restrooms. A token entry fee is levied for vehicular entry. Observation...  more »
  • After a couple of cloudy days in Utoro, it was great to have the sun shining at Lake Mashu. Stopped at the observatory as we already paid for car fees at Mt Io. On a sunny day, views are stunning rega...  more »
  • We visited East Hokkaido in May 2017. We drove from Utoro area to Rausu via Shiretoko pass which was open after avalanche. We visited Po river heritage nature park and enjoyed exploring the park by bi...  more »