List of Activities in Lake Akan, Hokkaido
In Ainu language, "SIRI" means "the earth." In the vicinity of Lake Akan, you can enjoy a variety of activities that bring you close to nature.
Strap on your snowshoes and embark through the forest towards a silvery snow-covered plateau, where you will find unparalleled views of Penketo and Panketo, two of Akan’s most mystery-shrouded lakes. And of course, you should expect memorable encounters with wildlife and amazing mountainscapes along the way.
Renowned for its strikingly beautiful blue color, Onneto is a small lake found amidst the forests, lakes, and volcanoes of Akan-Mashu National Park. The lake is surrounded in vast pure forests of Japanese Spruce, a species rarely found even in Hokkaido. This slow and steady hike explores the enchanting sights of this primeval forest, such as 300-year-old trees and entire fields of mosses and alpine plants.
This special snowshoe tour is designed to appreciate the many wonders of Lake Akan in winter. In addition to forest walks, this tour crosses the frozen laketop to Kojima Island. Along the way, you will experience the wonders of being surrounded by volcanic activity. Also try fishing for smelt and enjoy a laketop lunch!
■Tour Operated by Akan Adventure Tourism LLC
* To sign up, please inquire by phone.