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Masyukok Lake, Japan

From series “The Cleanest Lakes and Rivers of the Planet”
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.

Masyukok Lake, Japan 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


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Masyukok Lake - interactive map

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ATM bankomat: 'JA Mashū' located in 12 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Hokuren Kawayu' in 8 km
Police station: 'Teshikaga Police Station' in 12 km
Railway station: 'Kawayuonsen Station' in 6.62 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Kushiro Airport KUH - in 65 km
 »  Asahikawa Airport AKJ - in 167 km

Best hotels near Masyukok Lake

Asanebo

Located in 6 km from Masyukok Lake
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Rooms: 4
Mount Io is a 15-minute walk away from the inn. Mashu Lake Observatory and Ainu Kotan Village can be reached within a 20-minute drive. Free on-site … More: photo, rates and booking
Petit Hotel Pure Field Kaze Youbi

Located in 8 km from Masyukok Lake
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Rooms: 15
Each contemporary air-conditioned room at Petit Hotel Pure Field Kaze Youbi comes with a TV, a fridge and has an electric kettle with green tea. … More: photo, rates and booking
Oyado Kinkiyu

Located in 9 km from Masyukok Lake
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Rooms: 78
Guests at Oyado Kinkiyu Hot-Spring Hotel sleep in traditional futon beds on a tatami (woven-straw) floor. Rooms are heated and include a fridge and … More: photo, rates and booking
Kussharoko Hotel

Located in 12 km from Masyukok Lake
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Rooms: 35
Rooms come with tatami (woven mat) flooring and futon bedding. They have a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator. The restaurant at Hotel … More: photo, rates and booking

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