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Lake Mashu

Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido 088-3200, Japan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

How amazing is it! We were lucky can view the lake clearly. Please go to Level 3 Observatory Desk if you want to view the whole lake and nice scenery! The parking was free here. For level 1 car park we also enjoyed the free parking because we already paid ¥410 at Lousan, the sulphur mountain. There are many local... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have been wanted to visit Lake Mashu, Lake Akan and Lake Kusharo in one day. I was in Abashiri and looking for a day tour to the 3 Lakes. Abashiri does not have any tour to the Lakes. Only in Kushiro that I could get a day tour by Akan Bus, from terminal beside JR Kushiro Station. Lake Mashu... More

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Genève
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You can have a nice view from the lake by going here. The only problem is that you cannot go down, so you just have a view from the top. The parking is 410 yen at one spot, and free at the other one, but you should do both.

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Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The viewing decks (1&3) are on the rim of caldera, looking down to the lake far below. Deck 1 is more popular with shops, toilets etc but paid carpark ¥410. It is lower than deck 3 and therefore has a better chance to miss the fog. When we were there, deck 3 was shrouded in thick fog/frost and the lake... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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112 reviews 112 reviews
50 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great and interesting drive was the road is winde and the view is fantastic. Was very windy and cold when I was there,lucky to see the whole lake clearly.

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Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Was lucky that the skies were clear on my visit, and there wasn't any fog that obstructed my view of the lake. The lake was still and not frozen (I wonder why, as it was very windy on my visit), and the surroundings were very serene. A picture perfect moment with the beautiful lake and clear blue skies, surrounded by... More

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uk
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118 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is probably the most beautiful lake I have ever seen. Its mysterious, with mist clinging onto its steep sides. You cant get to it but it can be viewed from 2 observatories. I can only imagine what it looks like when the sun shines Simply stunning

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Singapore
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Lake Mashu is a caldera lake, and it is found at the summit of a potentially active volcano (according to my guide). My guide also explained to us that Lake Mashu is touted as one of the clearest (i.e. transparent) lakes in the world, it used to be the clearest, but was dethroned by some other lake recently. Unfortunately, visitors... More

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Shanghai
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Totally worth to see it. If we have a car, we would stay there for half day and come back at night to view the star. Too bad the shuttle only give us 30 mins.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We completed the walk from the 1st (I think) observation area, where all the souvenir shops & cafes are with a big car park. The walk is linear to the top of the next crater and back. The views are spectacular and the last part of the climb quite strenuous. We did it on a sunny day in shorts and... More

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