Formed by volcanic activities thousands of years ago, Akan Lake plays home to an unusual species of native algae that resemble large green spheres. Part of a national park, the lake draws plenty of visitors thanks to the waterside spa facilities at the nearby resort town of Akankohan. Hike around the lake on the network of walking trails to find several natural oddities, including bubbling mud pools. Alternatively, you can hop aboard a local boat tour to see the lake and the surrounding area from a different perspective. For Akan Lake and beyond, use our Kushiro trip maker app to get the most from your Kushiro vacation.
Akan Lake reviews
We visited here as part of our tour of Hokkaido. We went for a walk to the local museum where we discovered there are some rare crickets nearby that are only found in this part of the world and they.... more »
There are many roads to hike, ships to ride, tourist trap to stumble upon, and huge park within an hour drive. That what makes lake akan such a special Center for the park more »
A pretty lake where you can enjoy the lake view and walking along the hot spring street. Of course, the hot spring is totally worth it! In summer time, the sightseeing boat is available, and in winter time you may want to do fishing and ice activities.
The town here is very small and as 1 convenience store and a couple of Japanese restaurants. The small shopping area is dominated by handcrafted souvenir shops. There is very little to do in the town and can easily be seen in 1 and 1/2 hours.
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