This is a caldera lake in Akan Mashu National Park. It is known as the second most transparent lake in the world, after Baikal lake. With a depth of 211m, very little light other than blue light is reflected, creating a beautiful deep blue effect, giving it the name of "Mashu blue" in Japan.
This is an Onsen near Lake Akan. The local area used to be a large Ainu settlement, and in addition to souvenir shops and restaurants, there are traditional Ainu instrumental performances and dances held here, with a traditional Ainu musical instrument known as the "Mukkuri".
Situated in Kushiro Plain, this is Japan's largest marshland at 18,290 hectares. It is famous as a habitation for cranes, a special natural treasure of Japan. Cranes breed in various parts of the eastern area including Kushiro Wetland in the summer, and return to Kushiro Marshland in the winter.
A peninsula protruding into the sea of Okhotsk. The area contains a veritable menagerie of natural treasures, such as the Island owl, White tailed eagle and Black woodpecker, as well as the Sperm Whale and brown bear. It is for this reason that one can see evidence of the Ainu people having hunted here.