Sometimes called the clearest lake in the world, Lake Mashu formed in the caldera of a potentially active stratovolcano, making it one of the most fertile and volatile areas in Japan. Surrounded by steep crater walls 200 m (660 ft) high, the transparent lake harbors an abundant diversity of life. During summer you might witness how the thick mist obscures its crystal surface, making the entire area even more mysterious. (A local legend even says that if you can see the surface of the lake during the mist, you'll have bad luck.) Many observation decks dot the area; visit all of them for that perfect photograph. Put Lake Mashu and other Teshikaga-cho attractions into our Teshikaga-cho itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Lake Mashu Reviews
霧の摩周湖 ３回行きましたが、晴天の摩周湖でした(涙) 今度は、ぜひとも、霧の摩周湖を見て見たいです。 霧のだと、何がイイのかな？晴天の摩周湖綺麗でしたよ❗ more »I went to Lake Mashu three times in the fog, but it was a fine lake of Mashu (tears) This time, I want to see lake Mashu of the fog by all means. What's good about fog? Lake Mashu was beautiful in fine weather❗
霧の摩周湖とは言いますが私はまだ見たことがありません。この日は曇り時々晴れ。晴れ間が湖面を移動する様をボーッと眺めていました。 more »It's called Lake Mashu in the fog, but I haven't seen it yet. It was cloudy and sometimes sunny on this day. I watched as the fine weather moved around the surface of the lake.
My favourite of the Akan national park lakes. The scenary was stunning, there were not many people around and it was just beautiful scenery. There is a hike there, but i reached too late and was too tired to try.
The beautiful and romantic lake! Let's go and feel!
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