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Lake Kussharo

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Address: Kawakami-gun, Teshikaga-cho 088-3200, Hokkaido
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+81 15-483-3987

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swan in the lake

beautiful scenery that the swan and mountains in the winter. but people are afraid the bird would have brought bird flu to human if contact.

Reviewed 28 January 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The water beneath the sands is hot springs Onsen water, and that is why the swans and ducks are buried in the sand to keep warm in the strong wind. There's a convenience store and bathroom right there. Souvenir shop sells cute Stuff.

Thank starlitsky3311
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

beautiful scenery that the swan and mountains in the winter. but people are afraid the bird would have brought bird flu to human if contact.

Thank ThaiChineseMalaysia
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were here on 20 Oct while visiting Lake Mashu. Unlike Lake Mashu, we can walk along Lake Kussharo. Also, there are five free outdoor onsen along Lake Kussharo, where we managed to visit three of them. We also managed to see some nice autumn colour leaves when driving along the lake.

Thank Jon N
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Water is indeed not cold during winter. That's why the swan is enjoying the swimming still during the cold season. But sadly for me, it's nothing of a 'must go' because there isn't much to see. Had a good lunch at the souvenir shop. Maybe its just that it was raining rather heavily when i am there.

Thank mcleeSingapore
Grafton, Australia
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We arrived in the area in the afternoon of a rainy overcast day so whilst there were tantalising glimpses of the landscape on the far side of the lake it was not that impressive. Early the next morning was sunny and clear however, albeit with a cold wind, and the distant surrounding hills dusted with fresh snow made the lake... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We walked here from Genya youth guesthouse and visited kotan onsen and museam. Both very cool. Highly recommend it. Chilled out lake. Bring snacks. Public toilets at kotan.

Thank Schmoo83
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

There are several public onsens with great view of the lake. Simple changing facilities available. If it's best if you are driving. Also a 'sand-bath' which actually looks like a beach.

Thank NLK_HK
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Lake Kussharo, a lake with a backdrop of snowclad mountains. Islands dotted about the lake aiding the prolific variety of wildlife which abounds in this area. All manner of birds to delight any ornithologist. Scenery o excite even the staunchest city dweller. History in the Ainu Museum on the banks, hot sands not far away. A magical area of interest... More 

Thank william1942
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Even in spring, it was very cold here and soft snow fell on us. There are stunning views, a big tourist shop and a humble food hall where you order by vending machine. The miso ramen wasn't bad at all.

Thank pancreas
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Lake Kussharo - Visited in April 16.. One of the most serene lakes ive visited. Reached there at dusk and couldnt stop gazing at dozens whopper swans just playing around the Kotan Onsen :) .. Breathtaking sight !. A great area .. we cycled around the late for 12-15 kms.. , stopping in between for great sights to capture in... More 

Thank Alok J

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