Sometimes called the clearest lake in the world, Lake Mashu formed in the caldera of a potentially active stratovolcano, making it one of the most fertile and volatile areas in Japan. Surrounded by steep crater walls 200 m (660 ft) high, the transparent lake harbors an abundant diversity of life. During summer you might witness how the thick mist obscures its crystal surface, making the entire area even more mysterious. (A local legend even says that if you can see the surface of the lake during the mist, you'll have bad luck.) Many observation decks dot the area; visit all of them for that perfect photograph. Put Lake Mashu and other Teshikaga-cho attractions into our Teshikaga-cho itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Lake Mashu Reviews
I am sure this place is wonderful, but we missed the lake due to dense fog. I advise you to check the forcast before and avoid it in dense fog situations. Not only you will see nothing, but the road c... more »
道東三湖，第一站來到摩周湖，是一座由火山口形成的湖，自駕大概是最方便的方式，因為這湖的地形，開車要走山路上下，觀景台主要是第一跟第三，第一要收停車費500日圓，可以折抵硫黃山停車費，第三則免費停車，所以假如不想付停車費又想看湖，去第三即可，但我是兩個都去。 第一展望台團客也會來，所以人十分的多，拍照要抓好時機，比較麻煩，不過天氣好時這湖景實在太棒了，在獨特的地形之下，蘊釀出不同的美，跟一般湖泊完全... more »Tao Three Lake, the first stop to Mo Zhou Lake, is a lake formed by the crater, since the lake's terrain, open to go up and down the mountain road, the first to stop 500 days, can be converted to the sulfur mountain stop, the third free stop, because of the lake's terrain, open to go up and down the mountain road, the first to collect and stop 500 days, can be offset by the sulfur mountain stop, the third free stop, So if you don't want to pay a stop and want to see the lake, go to the third, but I'm going to go. The first look at the station visitors will also come, so people are very many, take pictures to grasp the time, than hemp, not better time this lake scenein is great, in the special terrain, out of different beauty, with the general lake is completely different, but it is high to see, there is a kind of vulgar beauty. To the third prospect of Taiwan people under the less than, but the space is also small, can be seen from different angles of the lake is very different, looking at this crater lake, is really a wonderful nature, one of the three lakes, Mo Zhou Lake, is 120 points of the super-first-class scenery.
My favourite of the Akan national park lakes. The scenary was stunning, there were not many people around and it was just beautiful scenery. There is a hike there, but i reached too late and was too tired to try.
The beautiful and romantic lake! Let's go and feel!
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