He is the very man who named the land '' Hokkaido". An explorer and a pioneer in development of Hokkaido, Takeshiro Matsuura repeatedly explored Hokkaido and published a variety of documents including maps, travel guide books, Ainu culture guides which were no doubt valuablel to the successors. His monument stands on the shore of Lake Akan, where it is said that he realized the primal, spiritual appeal of Lake Akan, bringing it to the attention of the world.
- Akancho Akankonsen, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaido
- About 80 minutes from JR Kushiro station by car
About 60 minutes from Kushiro Airport by car
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- Regular Closures
- ◯(Pay parking are nearby.)
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