Lake Akan

The whole area is included in Akan National Park, and the lake moss balls that are a natural treasure are famous.

When the front freezes over you can enjoy fresh-water smelt fishing and winter sports on the ice in winter.

AddressAkan-cho, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaido
MAPCODE739 341 681
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Map of surrounding areas


  • Lake HarutoriLake Harutori Where over 130 species of wild birds fly.
  • Lake Taro and JiroLake Taro and Jiro A beautiful landscape. 10 minutes to climb Taro Lake, and even 10 minutes to Jiro Lake.
  • Lake Akan Pleasure BoatLake Akan Pleasure Boat To truly appreciate Lake Akan, try a "stroll across the lake surface" on a cruise boat. Available daily from May to November, boats depart about every hour in summer.
  • Mt. Me’Akan-dakeMt. Me’Akan-dake At an altitude of 1499 m and by Ainu lenguage called machineshiri. There are several trailheads, but from trailhead Lake Onneto are also used.
  • Michi-no-Eki “Akan Tancho no Sato (Crane’s Terrace)Michi-no-Eki “Akan Tancho no Sato (Crane’s Terrace) There are tourist information, local product sales corner.
  • Tancho Kushiro AirportTancho Kushiro Airport It takes about 50 minutes by bus to Kushiro city center and about 70 minutes by bus to Akan Onsen.
  • SogakudaiSogakudai Sogakudai is the place where you can see both Mt.Oakandake in front and Mt.Meakandake in the back.
  • Kushiro-shi Marshland Observation PlatformKushiro-shi Marshland Observation Platform Suited to those who want to learn deeply about the marshlands through exhibits that include dioramas.
  • Takimi BridgeTakimi Bridge A landmark of autumn leaves. The contrast with the waterfall is beautiful.
  • Itsukushima ShrineItsukushima Shrine An example festival held three days on 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday in July every year.