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Ices over

The lake was covered in sheets of broken ice which gave it a beautiful look. Very photogenic and... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Pleasant and relaxing

We visited lake Kussharo with my fiance and stayed for a night at one of the hotels on the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Istvan Z
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

The largest of the three lakes in Akan National Park. We didn't stay near this lake so we chose 2 spots to stop by:- (1) The Sand Hot Spring on the east where we had so much fun. In early June, the lake water was...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Lake Kussharo – Lake Kussharo is Japan’s largest caldera lake. It is not a round lake, but does have an island in the middle. We visited Lake Kussharo twice, once in the fall and once in the winter. Swans overwinter on the southeastern side of...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The lake was covered in sheets of broken ice which gave it a beautiful look. Very photogenic and scenic.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I would love to spend a summer at Lake Kussharo. We visited in September, when the trees were green and the lake was blue, and in February, when the caldera top was snow-covered and the lake was frozen. This time we approached from the Bihoro...More

Thank JohnD209
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Was here at sunset and sunrise. Both views were great. At sunset, we saw the huge flock of swans. There are actually two areas where the swans are at. One is at Kotan Onsen, where we saw grannies and grandpas soaking in, with 5 whooper...More

2  Thank carynlwong
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Walked around Wakoto Peninsula that is in Lake Kussharo. It is about 5km and clearly signposted. Fantastic views across the lake, hot springs in one place you couldn't get close to but could see steam coming out of the lake, but in a couple of...More

1  Thank WatfordNeil
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited lake Kussharo with my fiance and stayed for a night at one of the hotels on the lakeside. The next morning we went to the lake side and rented a water bike. Then we bought some ice cream and laid back on the...More

Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is along with a collection of lakes simply stunning and marks Hakkaido out as a special place to visit for nature lovers. Wonderful views of lake waters amongst mountains and hills with significant forestry. Catch when the weather is good walk till your your...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is weather dependent but the locals rarely speak highly of Kussharo (they prefer Mashu!) but there its great to drive around, go to the beach, try one of the communal onsens. It was more than I expected

Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Lake Mashu beats the rest of the Lakes. Kussharo has an area for people to picnic and laze by the lake side. Nothing much.

Thank Jeslynn P
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The water beneath the sands is hot springs Onsen water, and that is why the swans and ducks are buried in the sand to keep warm in the strong wind. There's a convenience store and bathroom right there. Souvenir shop sells cute Stuff.

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5 June 2018|
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Response from JohnD209 | Reviewed this property |
The swans are migratory and are at the lake at least early December through April. Before Lake Kusharro freezes, the swans may be found anywhere on the lake. When the lake freezes, the swans are found mainly at the Sunayu... More
20 July 2017|
Response from ThaiChineseMalaysia | Reviewed this property |
Wearing clothes in a public bath is indecent. while there is no such mixed gender public bath in any tourist spots.
22 December 2014|
Response from Ian M |
Not many places to stay. There is Sunayu Campsite close to the onsen beach.