In Japan, on the territory of Hokkaido Island, is situated one more crystal clear lake – Mashu. It is located in Akan National Park. The lake is surrounded by the wonderful mountain ranges and is densely forested. This crystal-clear lake had formed in a cauldron of the active volcano. The water has deep blue color thanks to the unique mineral composition. Hundreds of tourists visit the lake daily. Walking in the park with a guide, you will hear an interesting excursion about the Park and its peculiarities.
Also you can see a number of rare plants and animals in the mountain regions. Summer is the best season of the year for visiting this place. However, in winter the Park opens from the other wonderful sides. The cauldron lake Kushiro has also placed on the territory of Akan National Park. It has its own peculiarities. Several thermal springs fall into this lake. That’s why the lake doesn’t freeze even in winter. Thermophilic birds come there in a winter period. Even more, Whooper Swans spend cold seasons right there.
The main peculiarity of Mashu Lake is that there are no streams that fall into or stems from it. The researchers say that such peculiarity helps the lake to safe its crystal clear. More than that, on the territory of the Park there are several small villages. There you can get known with the household of locals and to buy interesting souvenirs. Next - Bowman Lake
Piccaninnie Ponds, Australia
Bowman Lake, USA
Useful staff nearby
Fuel station: 'Hokuren Kawayu' in 8 km
Police station: 'Teshikaga Police Station' in 12 km
Railway station: 'Kawayuonsen Station' in 6.62 km
» Kushiro Airport KUH - in 65 km
» Asahikawa Airport AKJ - in 167 km