Observe volcanic activity and a rich variety of flora and fauna on the Wakoto Peninsula
The Wakoto Peninsula was originally an island formed by volcanic activity. It later became a peninsula connected to Lake Kussharo's shore as sediment collected over the years. This walking trail starts at the Wakoto Field House, where you can find information about the nature of the area. The trail takes you across the sandbar for beautiful views of Lake Kussharo. Walk clockwise around the peninsula and look out for the diverse array of flowers and trees. Highlights include the Oyakotsu Jigoku, or "Oyakotsu Hell," spewing volcanic fumes, and a free open-air hot spring at the trailhead, where you can relax after completing the walk.