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“Good day out”
Review of Akan Lake

Akan Lake
Ranked #1 of 77 things to do in Kushiro
Certificate of Excellence
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London
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422 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Good day out”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

The partner was non plussed at the marimo balls but the Japanese thought they were wonderful with many aharas. You catch a boat which takes you on a tour of the lake and the marimo island where you can see a collection of them bobbing about in tanks.

The back of the museum has a walk to active volcanic fumerals, Bokke mud pools, which is well worth doing. There is also a good coffee and cake shop towards the museum end of the main tourist street drag which offers you a coffee fix and like cakes :).

I avoided the purchase of my own marimo algea ball which would have led to a crisis when it died, although most on sale didn't look like they were in good condition. Fridge magnets are easier to look after.

Visited September 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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110 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“very pleasant to cruise in summer”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

It takes time to travel here so you should take the cruise. This cruise allows you to get close to nature at Akan Lake. firstly the ferry takes you to Marimo Centre to see the mossy balls. Then it cruises around the lakeshore. I find the different shades of green of trees lovely. The trees look like ikebana decoration in many angles. Therefore the cruise is very pleasant.

Visited June 2012
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Singapore
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759 reviews
286 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
“Missed opportunity”
Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

Went up today and there was a thick mist around the mountain. Bad timing but there is a big screen inside the resting area showing the lake in different seasons and it looked beautiful. It's actually a zzz volcano and a pond of water formed at the crater.

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Sydney, Australia
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166 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Frozen lake”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Sitting in front of the lake, foot in hot spring bath and looking over the lake with snowy mountains in the background.... Ahhh this is life!

Visited December 2011
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Hong Kong
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“beautiful view”
Reviewed December 26, 2011

I saw a fox at the onsen street. I had nothing dislike

Visited December 2011
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