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“Beautiful sight!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Akan Lake

Akan Lake
Ranked #1 of 70 things to do in Kushiro
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beautiful sight!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Although there is no blue blue sky (weather was bad and it was a gloomy sky when I reach and the temperature drop drastically to 3 deg), we still enjoy the view of the lake regardless of the location (inside the restaurant or stroll by the lake).

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Shannahs_SG
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“Really nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

Lake Akan was frozen during the winter. We went smelt fishing were we sat in stools inside tents, fishing in holes drilled in the ice. It was a wonderful experience. We took our catch to the shop nearby where they tempura-ed the fishes for us to eat on the spot!
They also had a small ice slide where we slid down and had lots of fun.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank LL721
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

Not much to say…saw the lake twice. Once in a snow storm and once on a beautiful clear blue sky day. Very nice.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank earladybon
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Beautiful Lake Akan and Mount Oakan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

Take a stroll along the shores of the lake before dawn and enjoy the sunrise over Lake Akan and Mount Oakan at one of the boat piers. It's a magical moment as the sun rises and the golden rays shine in and captivates the trees, boats and buildings onshore.

Visited October 2013
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“Stunning vistas especially during sunrise/sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Lake Akan is one of the lakes found within the Akan National Park, the other two being Lake Kussharo and Lake Mashu. It is also home to “marimo” (Aegagropila linnaei), which loosely translates to “ball seaweed”, but in actual fact these marimo are algae. The globular structure is a rare growth form, and can be found only in several places around the world, Lake Akan being one of them. My tour group brought us to the lakeside, but I didn’t catch any glimpses of the marimo. Apparently, they live under the lake and are rarely found along the lakesides =( I’m not sure if there are any cruises one can take to see the marimo at the bottom of the lake, but I suspect that since these marimo are a protected species, they wouldn’t want too many people disrupting this fragile ecosystem anyway. My family and I stayed at Lake Akan for the night, and catching the sunrise and sunset by the lake was one of my most memorable experiences on the trip! The sunrise/sunset, the picturesque lake, the stunning mountains, the cool and fresh air; wow, this landscape really just takes your breath away! Come by this lake if you’re around the area! The marvellous vistas this lake offers are not to be missed!

Visited July 2013
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