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Lake Mashu

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Address: Kawakami-gun, Teshikaga-cho 088-3200, Hokkaido

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evasive lake mashu.

we got to observation nbr 1 when a bus full of locals arrived. lake was cloud covered .suddenly a ray of sun ..and we could sea the lake at its glorey. one of the nicest in japan.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

we got to observation nbr 1 when a bus full of locals arrived. lake was cloud covered .suddenly a ray of sun ..and we could sea the lake at its glorey. one of the nicest in japan.

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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Lake Mashu is just as beautiful as everyone says. We were lucky enough to visit on a sunny day with clear blue sky and it was simply stunning. After a brief stop at viewpoint 3, we parked at viewpoint 1 (parking fee is now ¥500). To the right of the shop is the start of the hiking trail and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We only saw it from the 1st observatory lookout (no one is allowed by the lake), but the place, the view and its story will be one of the highlights of our journey in Hokkaido. Don't forget to visit the eco-museum at Kawayuonsen to get explanations if you need them in English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

There is a term "Mashu blue" when the sky is clear and sunny. A nice, quiet morning hike starts at the south end of the parking lot of "Observation Point 1". We were not up to the full hike, but had some great views of the lake not visible from the observation station. You cannot get down to the lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The first time we drove up to the lake it was cloudy :( We tried again another day when the weather was more promising and voila we were rewarded with a beautiful view of the lake. The security guy at the ticketing booth recognised us from the day before and allowed us in without having to pay again! The still... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Love Lake Mashu. Mysterious yet the calming effect gives travelers an everlasting impression. The entire atmosphere was serene and peaceful. Since Lake Mashu is always foggy(it says that if you can view Lake Mashu on a fog-less day, you could strike a jackpot!), one could smell the purity in the air. Will return someday.

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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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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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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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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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Address: Kawakami-gun, Teshikaga-cho 088-3200, Hokkaido
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Hokkaido  >  Kawakami-gun  >  Teshikaga-cho

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