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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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  • Visit 3/12. Blue Lake is part of the surface of the Lake was frozen, but was very beautiful. Lake Mashu-see in the surrounding mountains have snow and fresh air was very beautiful.
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  • Has visited several times, but winter weather and the best scenic Blue Lake is spectacular. Third Observatory is closed, but it was excellent.
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  • 推介摩周湖,它是北海道在冬天時也不結冰的湖。我2月去的那天看到藍色的湖面之餘,卻冷得連週邊的樹木結成冰樹,很美!  more »