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Lake Mashu

Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido
+81 15-482-2200
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Nice Lake, beautiful colors, great sightseeing

Beautiful sightseeing from the top of the mountain. Great landscapes on both sides. The lake has a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruno B
via mobile
Good views of the lake but also consider the 3rd observatory

For me the better view - with less people and free parking - is at the 3rd observatory, a few kms... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
plunet
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“souvenir shop” (9 reviews)
“sunny day” (4 reviews)
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Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido
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+81 15-482-2200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful sightseeing from the top of the mountain. Great landscapes on both sides. The lake has a beautiful color. We made a lot of great pictures. But once you have reached the observatory, nothing else to do there, little bit disappointing...

Thank Bruno B
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

For me the better view - with less people and free parking - is at the 3rd observatory, a few kms further along the road. The first thing that will get you at the 1st observatory is the parking charge, from what I remember it...More

Thank plunet
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

When I was there, it was very foggy and thus could not see the lake from the point of lookout. Very wasted but the consolidator is that there's a souvenir shop located there to see some pictures taken of the lake mashu when it's not...More

Thank alanyeo76
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

The various viewpoints along the crater rim provide superb views west to the Akan volcanoes and east to the peaks beyond the lake. Visit at any time of year.

1  Thank StellersEagle
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

This lake was our second stop of our Akan lakes private tours and it provides a lot of beautiful photo opportunities. It was during the end of November and the weather was extremely cold and windy that my face froze. Thank goodness for the huge...More

Thank Mohammed1412
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Certainly this is most beautiful & clearest lake in Hokkaido. The view of the lake at the 1st Observatory was stunning. It was very windy and freezing cold in December but the trip is worth it.

1  Thank Picter
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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Most spectacular and scenic view from the observatory point. Early June on a bright and sunny morning..cool and beautiful blue lake..put it to your bucket list...

Thank micheri88
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Up in the mountains is this spectacular, very clear and reflective lake with a large snow capped mountain in the backdrop. Worth seeing.

1  Thank Walter F
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

I have traveled many countries and visited so many lakes. This lake Mashu is one of the most beautiful lake that I have ever visited. It is no doubt that it is the clearest lake in the world. The view from the observatory is simply...More

Thank day2travel
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Our first trip enroute to Lake Akan - lake mashu and the roads to it was covered completely in fog and we did not get to see the lake at all. Had to go back the second day to try our luck/fortune. It was better...More

Thank Genevieve L
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DawnZz M
March 18, 2018|
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Response from Picter | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recommend that. Better to stay over in Lake Mashu for a night before heading back to Abashiri.
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wanzhung
April 25, 2016|
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Response from PGIT | Reviewed this property |
Hi: I was there is January so I assume it will be open unless there is a heavy snow cover. When we were there there was some snow but did not interfere with the visit.
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Choochoo10
October 20, 2015|
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Response from eTaka | Reviewed this property |
Did not visit the place via local transport but with hotel staff's car but local train on JR Senmou Line, from Kushiro to Mashu station is about 1 hour and 30 minutes, then there is route bus upto 1st Observatory, from Mashu... More
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