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Lake Kussharo

Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun 088-3200, Hokkaido
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The lake was covered in sheets of broken ice which gave it a beautiful look. Very photogenic and... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
pollyoppy
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
A breathtaking taste of nature when compared to Laka Akan

I would love to spend a summer at Lake Kussharo. We visited in September, when the trees were... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
John D
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun 088-3200, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The lake was covered in sheets of broken ice which gave it a beautiful look. Very photogenic and scenic.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I would love to spend a summer at Lake Kussharo. We visited in September, when the trees were green and the lake was blue, and in February, when the caldera top was snow-covered and the lake was frozen. This time we approached from the Bihoro...More

Thank John D
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Was here at sunset and sunrise. Both views were great. At sunset, we saw the huge flock of swans. There are actually two areas where the swans are at. One is at Kotan Onsen, where we saw grannies and grandpas soaking in, with 5 whooper...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Walked around Wakoto Peninsula that is in Lake Kussharo. It is about 5km and clearly signposted. Fantastic views across the lake, hot springs in one place you couldn't get close to but could see steam coming out of the lake, but in a couple of...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited lake Kussharo with my fiance and stayed for a night at one of the hotels on the lakeside. The next morning we went to the lake side and rented a water bike. Then we bought some ice cream and laid back on the...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is along with a collection of lakes simply stunning and marks Hakkaido out as a special place to visit for nature lovers. Wonderful views of lake waters amongst mountains and hills with significant forestry. Catch when the weather is good walk till your your...More

Thank david b
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is weather dependent but the locals rarely speak highly of Kussharo (they prefer Mashu!) but there its great to drive around, go to the beach, try one of the communal onsens. It was more than I expected

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Lake Mashu beats the rest of the Lakes. Kussharo has an area for people to picnic and laze by the lake side. Nothing much.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 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.

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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.

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Fluffy_Bear_20132013
5 June 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
The swans are migratory and are at the lake at least early December through April. Before Lake Kusharro freezes, the swans may be found anywhere on the lake. When the lake freezes, the swans are found mainly at the Sunayu... More
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17wangh
20 July 2017|
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Response from ThaiChineseMalaysia | Reviewed this property |
Wearing clothes in a public bath is indecent. while there is no such mixed gender public bath in any tourist spots.
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curliek65
22 December 2014|
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Response from Ian M |
Not many places to stay. There is Sunayu Campsite close to the onsen beach.
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