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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Hokkaido - Akan National Park
Iozan (Sulfur Mountain) 
# 5   of 5 most visited sights
in Akan National Park

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Iozan ("Sulfur Mountain") is an active volcano in the vicinity of Kawayu Onsen. Its yellow, sulfurous vents can be viewed from a close proximity as visitors are free to walk around the steaming, smoking area. Eggs, cooked by the natural heat of the mountain, are usually on sale near the vents. Further refreshments are available from the Iozan Visitor Center.

A few nice trails offer pleasant walking around the mountain. The longest path (2.5 kilometers) leads to the visitor center of nearby Kawayu Onsen. This flat, well maintained route passes through the shrub and low brush area around Iozan before moving into forest area in Kawayu Onsen.

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How to get there
Iozan stands outside of the hot spring resort of Kawayu Onsen. The area with the volcanic activity, is less than five minutes from the town center by car. On foot, you can get there in about 45 minutes from the town center or in about 20 minutes from JR Kawayu Onsen Station.

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Best rated sights nationwide (out of 764):
595.  Kobe City Museum (Kobe)   74/100
596.  Lake Akan (Akan National Park)   74/100
597.  Fukushima Museum (Aizu)   74/100
598.  Mishima Candle Shop (Furukawa)   74/100
599.  Umitamago Aquarium (Beppu)   74/100
600.  Iozan (Akan National Park)   74/100
601.  Sawara Town (Narita)   74/100
602.  Kashihara Shrine (Asuka)   74/100
603.  Takahashi Old Town (Bitchu-Takahashi)   74/100
604.  Ujigami Shrine (Uji)   74/100
Most visited sights nationwide (out of 894):
536.  Sainokawara Park (Kusatsu Onsen)   67
537.  Katori Shrine (Narita)   67
538.  Kawayu Onsen (Akan National Park)   66
539.  Seagaia Resort (Miyazaki)   66
540.  Edo Wonderland (Ise Shima)   66
541.  Iozan (Akan National Park)   65
542.  Mount Godaisan (Kochi)   65
543.  North. People Museum (Abashiri)   64
544.  Auga Fish Market (Aomori)   64
545.  Shikoku Mura (Takamatsu)   64

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