Akan Mashu National Park is the Japan's 2nd national park having been designated since 1934. It is approximately 90,000 hectare vast area which extends in the middle of eastern Hokkaido. The highlight of the national park are 3 major lakes, namely Lake Akan, Lake Mashu, and Lake Kussharo that were formed by the volcanic eruptions occurred around tens of thousand years ago as well as live volcanoes such as Mt. Oakan, Mt. Meakan, and Mt. Io. It also comprises small lakes and ponds such as Kaminoko-ike pond which is renowned for crystal clear blue water. Live volcanoes, pristine forests, and lakes interacting each other and creates a magnificent scenery and a place that is home to a wide variety of rare animals.
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Akan Mashu National Park https://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/nps/park/akan/index.html
Untouched Hokkaido https://untouchedhokkaido.jp/en/about/
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