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Nature Tour

Stargazing in Lake Mashu

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Stargazing on the edge of a caldera


The clear Hokkaido skies are ideal for stargazing and Lake Mashu—a caldera lake in Akan-Mashu National Park in eastern Hokkaido—is one of the best spots in Japan due to the lack of urban light. No mountains block the way meaning stargazers can enjoy panoramic views of the night sky. The Milky Way and shooting stars glitter in the cosmos and keen eyes might spot satellites.

When to go: All year


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Akan-Mashu National Park 


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