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Address: Biruwa | Lake Kussharo Lakeside, Kawakami-gun, Teshikaga-cho 088-3331, Hokkaido
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Amazing, nice swim and make own hot tub

The 52 road from Kawayuonsen west and then south, takes you along this beautiful lake. The drive by car is itself already nice, you are sometimes really close to the lake, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 11, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The 52 road from Kawayuonsen west and then south, takes you along this beautiful lake. The drive by car is itself already nice, you are sometimes really close to the lake, and there are several nice panoramic viewpoints. When you are at the same level as the lake you pass Sunayuonsen, a beach (part sandy/small stones, part grass). A comfortable... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

This is one of the largest volcanic lakes in Japan and is interesting because the sand is hot when you dig your toes in because water seeps in . But the lake water is cold, so it's a really interesting contrast. Right beside the lake is a hot water bath for your feet supplied by hot springs that Hokkaido is... More 

1 Thank Lani C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

average views of the lake. There are a lot of swans and ducks waddling along the beach. There's a pool along the beach too.

1 Thank Violetferrari
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lake Kussharo presents a very unique scene in the winter. With hot spring at its shore, the waters at its edge is not frozen, whereas the water at the centre of the lake is frozen. Furthermore, if one digs down further the sand beneath the surface, one can find that the sand under is hot. Recommends for a visit, especially... More 

1 Thank kwoong
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stopped there a few minutes. There are some bath for the feet, and you can also go to the lake. Some tourist shops and that's it. Nothing incredible but if you pass there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

A novelty stop to try this unusual experience. Hot sand beach amidst cold lake water. Though we only spent less than a hour here, it was good fun...and a rejuvenating for the feet. Recommend this pit-stop to anyone passing by the west of Lake Kussharo.

3 Thank BertSG
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

The lake is cold while the sand is hot which is just next to it. Just put your feet into the sand and you can just feel the heat. You need to try various spots as the tempreture is different. Great experience. MUST TRY!!!

2 Thank Leslie3663
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

If you are in the area, you really have to stop here and soak your feet. It's free and you can either stand in the little pools dug out in the lake shore, or just dig your feet into the gravel. The hot water is just below the ground level, and you can enjoy pure hot water outside the Lake,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

This is actually an onsen on the banks of Lake Kussharo. Not to be missed. Simple, but awesome. What fun this was, and novel – first ever such experience. We didn't know how it worked and went to the nearby shop to look for spades – as it turns out, all you need to do is plonk yourself down on... More 

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