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Lake Mashu

Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido
+81 15-482-2200
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Good luck if you see it

We drove there and, as expected, totally hidden by cloud and fog. It is bad luck to see the lake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ianmacd44
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Sydney, Australia
Great views over the lake and area

There are a couple of viewpoints over the lake. Viewpoint 1 with a pay car park where all the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
769John
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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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“souvenir shop” (9 reviews)
“sunny day” (5 reviews)
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Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido
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+81 15-482-2200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove there and, as expected, totally hidden by cloud and fog. It is bad luck to see the lake apparently. Paid for parking and enjoyed the Japanese tourist scene.

Thank ianmacd44
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a couple of viewpoints over the lake. Viewpoint 1 with a pay car park where all the coaches go and viewpoint 3 further up the lake which is free and has just as good views. Well worth a stop - the lake was...More

Thank 769John
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sightseeing from the top of the mountain. Great landscapes on both sides. The lake has a beautiful color. We made a lot of great pictures. But once you have reached the observatory, nothing else to do there, little bit disappointing...

Thank Bruno B
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

For me the better view - with less people and free parking - is at the 3rd observatory, a few kms further along the road. The first thing that will get you at the 1st observatory is the parking charge, from what I remember it...More

Thank plunet
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

When I was there, it was very foggy and thus could not see the lake from the point of lookout. Very wasted but the consolidator is that there's a souvenir shop located there to see some pictures taken of the lake mashu when it's not...More

Thank alanyeo76
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The various viewpoints along the crater rim provide superb views west to the Akan volcanoes and east to the peaks beyond the lake. Visit at any time of year.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This lake was our second stop of our Akan lakes private tours and it provides a lot of beautiful photo opportunities. It was during the end of November and the weather was extremely cold and windy that my face froze. Thank goodness for the huge...More

Thank Mohammed1412
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Certainly this is most beautiful & clearest lake in Hokkaido. The view of the lake at the 1st Observatory was stunning. It was very windy and freezing cold in December but the trip is worth it.

1  Thank Picter
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Most spectacular and scenic view from the observatory point. Early June on a bright and sunny morning..cool and beautiful blue lake..put it to your bucket list...

Thank micheri88
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Up in the mountains is this spectacular, very clear and reflective lake with a large snow capped mountain in the backdrop. Worth seeing.

1  Thank Walter F
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DawnZz M
19 March 2018|
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Response from Picter | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recommend that. Better to stay over in Lake Mashu for a night before heading back to Abashiri.
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wanzhung
25 April 2016|
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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.
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Choochoo10
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
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