I recently traveled around Hokkaido, and wish to share the photos I took in the national parks, complete with alt-text descriptions for the visually impaired. Click on the pictures to see them at full size. Enjoy!
These photos are all from Akan National Park.
A view of Mt. Oakan (male-Akan) over Lake Akan.
This is Lake Akan.
These are pools of hot spring water and steam coming out at the side of the lake.
A view while ascending Mt. Meakan (female-Akan).
A view of Lake Onnetto from above.
Far in the distance is Lake Akan and Mt. Oakan about to be smothered in clouds. But there is an ACTIVE VOLCANIC CRATER in between!
Here is the little lake within the Meakan crater, a jet of volcanic gas/steam, and Akan-Fuji.
And here is Lake Onnetto close up.
The famous marimo of Akan lake – I did not want to pay 1900 yen to go see a few marimo bobbling in the lake, so I took this photo at the admission free eco-museum instead.
This is Lake Mashu, which some people say is the most beautiful lake in Japan. You can see what it looks like on a less foggy day at this blog.
The sulfurous mountain!
Smell the sulfur!
After all of that running around, I am ready to stick my feet into sand full of hot spring water right next to the second biggest lake in Hokkaido.
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