Akan-Mashu National Park, Hokkaido

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Akan-Mashu National Park is a national park located on the island of Hokkaidō, Japan. Along with Daisetsuzan National Park, these are the two oldest national parks in Hokkaidō. The park was established December 4, 1934.
Akan is an area of volcanic craters and forests, covering 90481ha. The park is famous for its crystal clear lakes, its hot springs, and its large marimo. It is the only place where marimo of appreciable size form naturally in Japan.
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  • A marvellous park with great diversity and so much to see and do. Wonderful walks around Akanko and Lake Masu. We had 4 days and still more to do!  more »
  • My partner and I visited this park on a bus tour and is oft the case I was the only gaijin, which added to the fun. The three lakes to view are Mashu, Kussharo and Iozan. The most beautiful of these.....  more »
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  • Nice and cooling. Theres a hot spring there as well. The volcanic mud flaps are a amazing sight too
  • Akan Mashu National Park (阿寒摩周国立公園 Akan Mashu Kokuritsu Kōen) is a national park located on the island of Hokkaidō, Japan. Along with Daisetsuzan National Park, these are the two oldest national parks in Hokkaidō. The park was established December 4, 1934. Akan is an area of volcanic craters and forests, covering 90,481 hectares (904.81 km2). The park is famous for its crystal clear lakes, its hot springs, and its large marimo. It is the only place where marimo of appreciable size form naturally in Japan
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