Five lakes surrounded by forest in Shiretoko. Feel at one with nature as you stroll along pathways in this World Natural Heritage Site.
The Otaru Canal is a sightseeing spot emblematic of Otaru. About 1.1 km long, old warehouses stand side by side along one edge; along the other runs a promenade ideal for a pleasant stroll.
A caldera lake formed by an eruption from Mt Oakan, Lake Akan rests among a rich natural environment and is famous for the marimo growing in it.
Lake Toya is the second largest caldera lake in Japan, having a circumference of about 40 km. Enjoy a walk along the lakeside or take a cruise on one of the pleasure boats.
Plumes of steam and the scent of sulfur rise from this hot spring pond
A snow-white curtain of water falls into a blue river
Overwhelming in scale
Discover the famous ”Mashu blue”
Picked as one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls
Aptly named, this mysterious hot spring transforms an entire river
Both selected as part of Japan's 100 best waterfalls
Japan's northernmost ice-free lake
Keep an eye out for plentiful wildlife
Experience the earth's energy in the remains of a volcanic crater
Withered trees stand in a mystical pond