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Lake Mashu

Kawakami-gun, Teshikaga-cho 088-3200, Hokkaido
+81 15-482-2200
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We visited Lake Mashu in June and was blessed with beautiful clear blue skies. The lake is truly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Samantha T
via mobile
Simply stunning

After a terrible day the day before we were not hopeful of a clear view of Mashu but unexpectedly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“Simply stunning”
Kawakami-gun, Teshikaga-cho 088-3200, Hokkaido
+81 15-482-2200
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Lake Mashu in June and was blessed with beautiful clear blue skies. The lake is truly impressive and photos cannot capture the grandeur of the lake! The waters are so blue and clear...we could even see through the depth of the water. We...More

Thank Samantha T
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a terrible day the day before we were not hopeful of a clear view of Mashu but unexpectedly the weather cleared for a short period and we were rewarded with an unforgettable view. The lake is so clam, so clear and the pictures do...More

Thank AucklandShelly
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We went to 2 observation points for Lake Mashu. Observation point 1 is the main area, where there is a souvenir shop, eatery and restrooms. A token entry fee is levied for vehicular entry. Observation point 3 is just by the side of the road,...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

After a couple of cloudy days in Utoro, it was great to have the sun shining at Lake Mashu. Stopped at the observatory as we already paid for car fees at Mt Io. On a sunny day, views are stunning regardless of which observatory you...More

Thank E.S.Goh
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We visited East Hokkaido in May 2017. We drove from Utoro area to Rausu via Shiretoko pass which was open after avalanche. We visited Po river heritage nature park and enjoyed exploring the park by bicycles. (You can also walk but it is quite far.)...More

Thank Sunny K
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Following the trails to walk around the rim of the lake. Different viewpoints provide different experience. Bring your camera. It was pretty foggy the day I went last July. But the fog comes and goes. Just be patient.

Thank Howard J
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It was raining heavily during our visit to Lake Mashu in August. Indeed a regret for not able to view the scenery at Lake Mashu as heavy fog covered up the beauty of the lake. If raining, it is not advisable to go as you...More

Thank Editplus
Reviewed 29 January 2017

wiki:the second clearest lake in the world to Baikal. recommend to visit between mid jan to early fab to see the freezing lake.

Thank ThaiChineseMalaysia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We travelled to Lake Mashu as part of a tour group and we were lucky enough to see it with some sunshine, which turns the lake a beautiful blue. Lake Mashu is a lake that is not filled by any source and does not empty...More

Thank AussieTraveller3204
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This beauty is encircled by crater walls and has no inlets or outlets, giving it a mysterious air. We viewed it overlooking from an observation deck as part of a multi-day bus tour of Hokkaido. Gorgeous even when partially obscured by fog.

Thank warren D
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Is Lake Mashu closed during winter's season? Is it worthwhile to visit during early December?
25 April 2016|
Response from PGIT | Reviewed this property |
Hi: I was there is January so I assume it will be open unless there is a heavy snow cover. When we were there there was some snow but did not interfere with the visit.
Is there any public transport (bus) from mashu station to lake mashu observation deck no.1 at February? Where can I look for the schedule and how much will it cost?
20 October 2015|
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Response from eTaka | Reviewed this property |
Did not visit the place via local transport but with hotel staff's car but local train on JR Senmou Line, from Kushiro to Mashu station is about 1 hour and 30 minutes, then there is route bus upto 1st Observatory, from Mashu... More