Things to Do in Hokkaido

Akan-Mashu National Park, Hokkaido: Address, Akan-Mashu National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Akan-Mashu National Park
4.5
About
Located in the eastern part of Hokkaido, Akan-mashu National Park is one of the longest established parks in Hokkaido. Most of the park area is covered in natural forest comprising mainly subarctic mixed coniferous forest that is said to be some of the most primeval forests of all the national parks in Japan. The foundation for Akan-mashu National Park comprises three caldera landforms --the Akan Caldera, Kussharo Caldera, and Mashu Caldera --which were formed by the volcanic activity of the Chishima Volcanic Zone. With several volcano-lake pairs in close proximity within a narrow space, the area is nationally valuable.
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4.5
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tav_mind
Canberra392 contributions
One of the best
May 2017 • Friends
A marvellous park with great diversity and so much to see and do. Wonderful walks around Akanko and Lake Masu. We had 4 days and still more to do!
Written May 28, 2017
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,388 contributions
Beautiful lakes
May 2016 • Couples
My partner and I visited this park on a bus tour and is oft the case I was the only gaijin, which added to the fun. The three lakes to view are Mashu, Kussharo and Iozan. The most beautiful of these is Lake Mashu. We enjoyed walking around the tourist area of Sulfur Mountain and snacking on tasty boiled eggs.
Written January 1, 2017
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Laurens
18 contributions
Akan National Park - a place to go!
Aug 2016 • Family
Akan National Park falls off against Shiretoko and Daisetsuzan National Parks in Hokkaido, but oh man is this place wonderful. Very scenic lakes (Bihoro Pass! 243 highway south out of Bihoro, the viewpoint will literally take your breath away!), viewpoints and swimming is possible at some locations.

Absolutely awesome. Go if you have the time!
Written August 11, 2016
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Lani C
Singapore55 contributions
Spectacular
Jul 2016 • Friends
Lake Mashu which is in this national park is gorgeous. Even though the islands on the lake cannot be visited as they are a protected area the views from the scenic views are spectacular .
Written July 30, 2016
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PGIT
New Hyde Park, NY619 contributions
Much to see and do
Jan 2016 • Solo
Spent hours photographing Whopper Swans along lake Kussharo. Winter here and bask on the shore line warmed by the volcanic heat. Cold in the mornings but the lighting and photographs made it worthwhile
Written March 15, 2016
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