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photo of Lake Akan

Hokkaido | Akan National Park

Lake Akan

A crater lake within Akan National park; known for being the home of marimo.

photo of Lake Toya

Hokkaido | Lake Toya

Lake Toya

Lake Toya, which is situated in the southwestern part of Hokkaido, belongs to Shikotsu-Toya National Park.

photo of Lake Towada

Tohoku | Aomori | Towada

Lake Towada

The largest caldera lake in Honshu; located on the borders of Aomori and Akita prefectures.

photo of Lake Ashi

Kanto | Kanagawa | Hakone

Lake Ashi

Lake Ashi is a caldera lake that was formed 3000 years ago from the last volcanic eruption of Mount Hakone.

photo of Fuji Five Lakes

Chubu | Yamanashi | Mt Fuji

Fuji Five Lakes

The Fuji Five Lakes can be found on the northern base of Mount Fuji and was formed by previous eruptions.

photo of Lake Suwa

Chubu | Nagano

Lake Suwa

Lake Suwa is situated almost right in the center of Nagano. Sitting at an altitude of 759 meters.

photo of Lake Shinji

Chugoku | Shimane | Matsue

Lake Shinji

Lake Shinji is situated in the northeast of Shimane, surrounded by the Shimane-hanto Peninsula on the north, the Izumo Plain on the west and the Matsue Plain on the east.

photo of Lake Mashu

Hokkaido | Akan National Park

Lake Mashu

Located in the Akan National Park and is known for having the clearest water in the world.

photo of Lake Chuzenji

Kanto | Tochigi | Nikko

Lake Chuzenji

Lake Chuzenji is located in the mountains near Nikko at the foot of Mount Nantai and is beautiful around the autumn season.

photo of Shiretoko Five Lakes

Hokkaido | Shiretoko

Shiretoko Five Lakes

A collection five small bodies of water that were formed long ago when Mount Io erupted.

photo of Lake Kussharo

Hokkaido | Akan National Park

Lake Kussharo

The largest caldera lake in the Akan National Park; a popular recreational area.