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 (approximately the size of a small melon).
In addition to Lake Akan there are 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 (1,499 m).
Suggested itinerary featuring Akan-ko National Park
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.
Map of Akan-ko National Park
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Photos of Akan-ko National Park
Accommodation choices for Akan-ko National Park
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Akan-ko National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The designers of the Tsuruga hotel have tried to give it as traditional a feel as possible, with many touches reminiscent of the classic Japanese ryokan inn, giving it a distinctly local feel.
The Hinanoza is tastefully decorated with each floor representing a different season, and has delicate and elegant touches throughout.