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Enjoy the nature on Lake Kussharo

Kussharo-ko Lake

Recommended degree
★★★

Best season:Spring(Mar.-May)Summer(June-Aug)Autumn(Sept.-Nov.)Winter(Dec.-Feb.)

Kussharo-ko Lake

Kussharo-ko Lake 

Lake Kussharo is the largest caldera lake Japan in Teshikaga-cho, Hokkaido. The area of the lake is 79.45 km2, circumference is 57 km, and depth is 117 m. It is a part of Akan National Park. The lake’s central island, Nakajima (circumference: 12 km, area: 5, 7 km2), is a composite volcano. There are several hot springs and open air baths: Kawayu Onsen, Wakoto-no-yu, Kotan-no-yu. The blue lake and the green pristine forest are not only beautiful but also perfect for camping, yachting, windsurfing and fishing. In winter, the lake freezes completely; however, due to terrestrial heat some parts melt and every year 400-500 whooper swans rest here which attracts a lot of tourists.

Access

Train: JR Kawayu-onsen is the closest station. 15 minutes from the station by taxi.
Car: 2-3 hours from Urohoro IC on Doto Expressway. Paid parking is available.
 

Information of Kussharo-ko Lake

Spot name Kussharo-ko Lake
Address Hokkaido, Kawakami-gun, Teshikaga-cho, Kussharo
TEL 015-482-2200

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