Akan National Park

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Akan National Park (, Akan Kokuritsu Kōen) is located in eastern Hokkaido. The park is well known for its three beautiful lakes: Lake Akan, Lake Mashu and Lake Kussharo. Lake Mashu is of particular fame. Although often covered by fog, its waters are some of the clearest in the world.

Akan National Park is composed of two separate parts. The smaller, western portion contains Lake Akan with the lakeside hot spring resort of Akankohan Onsen. The larger, eastern part contains Lake Mashu, Lake Kussharo, Iozan (Sulfur Mountain) and centrally located Kawayu Onsen.

What To See

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Lake Mashu

Picturesque, clear crater lake.

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Iozan

Volcano with sulfurous vents.

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Lake Akan

Beautiful crater lake famous for marimo algae.

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Kawayu Onsen

Hot spring resort with very acidic water.

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Last updated: October 22, 2014
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