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Akan National Park 
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Lake Mashu

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.

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Attractions
Akan National Park
 1  Lake Mashu
Picturesque, clear crater lake.
User rating: 83/100 (72 votes)
Visited by: 204 users
 2  Iozan
Volcano with sulfurous vents.
User rating: 75/100 (24 votes)
Visited by: 68 users
 3  Lake Akan
Beautiful crater lake famous for marimo algae.
User rating: 74/100 (100 votes)
Visited by: 280 users
 4  Lake Kussharo
The largest of Akan's crater lakes.
User rating: 73/100 (58 votes)
Visited by: 174 users
 5  Kawayu Onsen
Hot spring resort with very acidic water.
User rating: 66/100 (19 votes)
Visited by: 71 users
 
Nearby Attractions
 1  Kushiro Marshlands
Marshlands populated by Japanese cranes.
User rating: 69/100 (80 votes)
Visited by: 232 users
  

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Akan National Park
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