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Lake Kuttara

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Lake Kuttara

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AngAhSin wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore72 contributions6 helpful votes
Less than 15 mins and 6.5 km drive from the Hell Valley parking area. Children can play with the clean waters (supposedly 2nd cleanest lake water in Japan) and catch little fishes.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Emily_G_Scott wrote a review Nov 2018
Sydney, Australia380 contributions51 helpful votes
This is the route you can take to go back to Noboribetsu after sightseeing at Hell’s Valley and Lake Oyunuma & Okunuyu. It’s the larger volcanic lake in the area. We managed to catch the sight when the sun was setting, casting a golden circle on the lake. It’s peaceful and tranquil, highly recommend to finish up sightseeing at Hell’s Valley.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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GIT wrote a review Nov 2018
Melbourne, Australia409 contributions58 helpful votes
We went to Hells Valley and decided to go round the lake after our hike. Since we rented a car, it is not too difficult to go around the lake. It only took us 20-30mins drive to go around the scenic route and to stop along the observatory. The view up here is beautiful and it is worth it. There are some beautiful pictures to show the reflections of the golden maple leaves...Will certainly return.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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LoChin73 wrote a review Aug 2018
Singapore, Singapore96 contributions85 helpful votes
Some deserted areas on the road, we went in the summertime. Lots of winding roads and nice views of the lake.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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John wrote a review Oct 2017
Leavenworth, Kansas1,198 contributions157 helpful votes
Lake Kuttara – Lake Kuttara (倶多楽湖 ) and Lake Mashu in eastern Hokkaido are the two most clean lakes and have the deepest transparencies in Japan, about 20 meters, according to Japan’s Ministry of the Environment. They are both caldera lakes, and the lakes are sometimes hard to see from the tops of the caldera because they often cloud over. While Lake Kuttara is listed in Tripadvisor as being in Shiraoi Town, the only approach to it is from Route 350 from Noboribetsu and it is best seen as part of a Noboribetsu Onsen tour. Route 350 is about 15 km long and begins and ends at different places in Noboribetsu. The lake is approachable by car, bike or by a long hike. Route 350 circumnavigates about 1/3 of the lake from the northwest to the south and if you approach the lake from the northwest (from Oyunuma and Mount Hiyori in the Noboribetsu onsen area) you will climb to the caldera top and on clear days have beautiful views of Shiraoi, Muroran, Uchiura Bay and Mount Komagatake in Hakodate, as well as the almost circular Lake Kuttara. Proceeding further, the road enters the caldera and gradually descends to the lakeside, where you will find a paddle boat rental spot, restrooms, and a restaurant. The road then rises back to the caldera top where you can have beautiful views of Shiraoi, Muroran, Uchiura Bay and Mount Komagatake in Hakodate before decending again to Noboribetsu close to the Uchiura Bay. Mid-October travelers will also be rewarded with a beautiful array of fall colors. Visited 16 October 2017
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Date of experience: October 2017
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