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Lake Mashu

Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun 088-3200, Hokkaido
+81 15-482-2200
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Tranquil and unique

An astonishing sight appears before one when arriving at the top of the mountain. A pristine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Istvan Z
Oxford, United Kingdom
Stunning views of wildlife and mountains

So much to explore this geologically and wildlife area. Throughly deserving of being a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
david b
London, United Kingdom
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Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun 088-3200, Hokkaido
+81 15-482-2200
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An astonishing sight appears before one when arriving at the top of the mountain. A pristine, perfectly preserved and serene lake, high up in the mountain's crater. Excellent photo opportunities and tasty ramen in the shop add to the entertainment. A must for anyone visiting...More

1  Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

So much to explore this geologically and wildlife area. Throughly deserving of being a beautiful place to visit as is so much of Hokkaido. Easily accessible by road and weather permitting great views and landscapes to die for. The mists and clouds rolling in between...More

2  Thank david b
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The views of the lake do depend on the weather, but even if its cloudy with a bit of sun, the color of the water will be stunning. The lake itself cannot be approached, only observatories but its all that you need. We went to...More

Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Worthwhile trip and we were lucky to do the walk. Not a hard one but allow at least 4 hours round trip. Views were great along the way and the birdsong was fantastic as were the number of butterflies en route.

1  Thank Sino_newScouser
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This place is spectacular, though totally weather dependent. We were lucky that the weather was perfect with no cloudy and a still lake.

Thank sonyrajan
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We visited Lake Mashu in June and was blessed with beautiful clear blue skies. The lake is truly impressive and photos cannot capture the grandeur of the lake! The waters are so blue and clear...we could even see through the depth of the water. We...More

1  Thank Samantha T
Reviewed 17 June 2017

After a terrible day the day before we were not hopeful of a clear view of Mashu but unexpectedly the weather cleared for a short period and we were rewarded with an unforgettable view. The lake is so clam, so clear and the pictures do...More

1  Thank AucklandShelly
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We went to 2 observation points for Lake Mashu. Observation point 1 is the main area, where there is a souvenir shop, eatery and restrooms. A token entry fee is levied for vehicular entry. Observation point 3 is just by the side of the road,...More

2  Thank friesbandit
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

After a couple of cloudy days in Utoro, it was great to have the sun shining at Lake Mashu. Stopped at the observatory as we already paid for car fees at Mt Io. On a sunny day, views are stunning regardless of which observatory you...More

Thank E.S.Goh
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We visited East Hokkaido in May 2017. We drove from Utoro area to Rausu via Shiretoko pass which was open after avalanche. We visited Po river heritage nature park and enjoyed exploring the park by bicycles. (You can also walk but it is quite far.)...More

Thank Sunny K
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25 April 2016|
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.
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