Explore East Hokkaido
Early morning tour of Lake Akan
Take an early morning tour through the snowy scenery around Lake Akan
A Closer Look
You'll be amazed by the natural beauty you can see early in the morning in the middle of winter.
You might even see tracks from a Yezo red fox or Yezo deer. Near the island is an area where part of the ice is melted and a hot spring flows. This is the destination of the morning walk. The rime over Lake Akan is caused by water vapor freezing in the air and sticking to the trees. Likewise, the frost flowers are caused by water vapor freezing on the ice in formations that look like flowers.