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Lake Mashu

Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun 088-3200, Hokkaido
+81 15-482-2200
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I have traveled many countries and visited so many lakes. This lake Mashu is one of the most... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Seremban, Malaysia
Must visit and try your luck/fortune to view the lake

Our first trip enroute to Lake Akan - lake mashu and the roads to it was covered completely in fog... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Genevieve L
Singapore, Singapore
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Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun 088-3200, Hokkaido
+81 15-482-2200
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a challenging walk up and around the hilly range, in October We were fortunate to have good weather : it did not rain or get too windy, & were rewarded with fine views both towards Lake Mashu & Mount Akan in distance. The...More

Thank sodesa
Reviewed 11 September 2017

An astonishing sight appears before one when arriving at the top of the mountain. A pristine, perfectly preserved and serene lake, high up in the mountain's crater. Excellent photo opportunities and tasty ramen in the shop add to the entertainment. A must for anyone visiting...More

1  Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

So much to explore this geologically and wildlife area. Throughly deserving of being a beautiful place to visit as is so much of Hokkaido. Easily accessible by road and weather permitting great views and landscapes to die for. The mists and clouds rolling in between...More

2  Thank david b
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The views of the lake do depend on the weather, but even if its cloudy with a bit of sun, the color of the water will be stunning. The lake itself cannot be approached, only observatories but its all that you need. We went to...More

Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Worthwhile trip and we were lucky to do the walk. Not a hard one but allow at least 4 hours round trip. Views were great along the way and the birdsong was fantastic as were the number of butterflies en route.

1  Thank Sino_newScouser
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This place is spectacular, though totally weather dependent. We were lucky that the weather was perfect with no cloudy and a still lake.

Thank sonyrajan
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We visited Lake Mashu in June and was blessed with beautiful clear blue skies. The lake is truly impressive and photos cannot capture the grandeur of the lake! The waters are so blue and clear...we could even see through the depth of the water. We...More

1  Thank Samantha T
Reviewed 17 June 2017

After a terrible day the day before we were not hopeful of a clear view of Mashu but unexpectedly the weather cleared for a short period and we were rewarded with an unforgettable view. The lake is so clam, so clear and the pictures do...More

1  Thank AucklandShelly
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25 April 2016|
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.
20 October 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