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Lake Masshuko, Akan-ko National Park

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Visit Akan-ko National Park, Japan

Located on the shore of scenic Lake Akan, the Akan Kohan Hotspring Resort is a good base from which to explore the Akan National Park.

Akan-ko National Park, Japan

Located on the shore of scenic Lake Akan, the Akan Kohan Hotspring Resort is a good base from which to explore the Akan National Park.

Though a little touristy the resort has a range of good hotels and facilities, and its wonderful setting more than makes up for the occasional tour group.

Highlights of Akan National Park

The town's symbol and rather unusual attraction is the unique marimo, a spherical green algae fuzzball that grows in large numbers in the lake, taking up to 30 years to reach full size (approx the size of a small melon).

In addition to Lake Akan there a number of other smaller lakes that can be reached by car or on foot, and for the more adventurous there are excellent hiking options on Mt Oakan and its larger cousin Mt Meakan (1499m).

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Japan specialists at 1-855-834-8210

Suggested Akan-ko National Park itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Akan-ko National Park, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Akan-ko National Park

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