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Don’t miss the moss balls

Another beautiful volcanic lake in Hokkaido. But make sure you don’t miss the moss balls. Very... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
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In the snow

Still snow covered in middle of March. Not many people about. A very pleasant place for a walk. Has... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying here in September. Quiet and peaceful. The hotels are clustered in an area at one end of the lake and are used as a base for skiing in the winter when I imagine the place would be packed. Seems a good place to base...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps the best way to view the lake is to take the boat trip. Nice to feel the breeze during summer.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Another beautiful volcanic lake in Hokkaido. But make sure you don’t miss the moss balls. Very interesting. There are many things to do around the lake and a small village. Good day out

Thank Lonestarbc
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Stay for at least 2 nights or even 3. Great place to be in summer or winter as there are few things to do & see on the lake itself or surrounding area

Thank spxcfc
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing lake view even on a gloomy day. Am glad we only drove here for a quick stopover as there’s not much to do during summer. The famous donut cafe was not opened and it was so cold at 7 degree C. A quick walk...More

1  Thank penggu
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Stayed beside lake akan and enjoyed the view during our stay. Along with the other lakes nearby, lake akan is a must visit for tourists. We took a ferry (meant for the Marimo exhibition) around the lake and it was koney well spent

1  Thank Serene T
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We visited in the second week of May , hoping to hike near the lake. Ot is too early. All mountain trails are closed and it is cold and still bare. It should be beautiful when flowers start blooming and the lake and wild life...More

1  Thank Tamar1_31
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Still snow covered in middle of March. Not many people about. A very pleasant place for a walk. Has a good visitor centre.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 14 March 2018

If you've never experienced snow activites before, then in winter this lake becomes a venue for ice fishing, snow mobiles and snow quad bikes. Or if it's a fine winter's day just simply admire the vista and walk on the frozen lake.

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We came to Akanko for the marimo, even though the lake was frozen. We drove on to and parked our car on the frozen Akanko. Checked out ice fishing, fascinating! Of course we couldn't see marimo in Akanko at this time of the year but...More

Thank hennel2016
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Marlene Y
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Response from ParamitaWKD | Reviewed this property |
make sure you bring your winter jacket and with a hoodie too. this October I visited, the wind was strong enough to flipped my umbrella and a little snowing already.