Mt Oakan stands imposingly at 1,371 meter in the east of Lake Akan. Its dignified conical shape led the Ainu to call it the "Male Mountain". Mountain path starts from "Takiguchi", which is the east end of Lake Akan. The beginning part of the trail is flat with picturesque views of "Lake Taro" and "Lake Jiro" and you'll have breathtaking views of " Lake Panketo" and "Lake Penketo" from the top and ,on clear day, stunning views of Shiretoko Mountain Range. The best hiking season is from June through October. The round hike takes 7 hours on average.
- Akan-cho, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaido
- About 80 minutes from JR Kushiro station by car
About 60 minutes from Kushiro Airport by car
- Hours (Season)
- Regular Closures
- ◯(The parking ( 5cars ) & a toilet are 100 m from the route 240. Akan Bus take you to the trailhead from Akanko Onsen and Kushiro City.)