Lake Mashu
Lake Mashu
Lake Mashu
Lake Mashu
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Lake Mashu is the clearest lake in Japan and the second only to Lake Baikal in the world. There are rumors about the lake: ”Couples visit Lake Mashu and if they can't see the lake's surface because of fog, their relationship will last longer.” ”If an unmarried person sees Lake Mashu on a clear day, he/she will marry later in his or her life.”

  • Address

    Mashu Genya, Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami, Hokkaido

    Local map

  • Entry fee


  • Opening Hours


  • Closed


  • Website


  • Best Season

    Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

  • Point

    Described as Lake Mashu in the fog, it is rare to get to see the lake surface covered with the fog.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    A 20-minute taxi ride from JR "Mashu Station"

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