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Visit the Mystic Lake of Akan in Hokkaido and Witness These 3 Natural Wonders

Lake Akan, or Akanko (阿寒湖) in Japanese, is one of the clearest and most transparent lakes in Japan. You can have a clear view of its water up to 3 to 4 meters deep. It is located in Eastern Hokkaido (北海道) in the region of Kushiro (釧路), and is situated between two volcanoes, namely Oakan…

See the Wonder of Japanese Nature With These 3 Lakes in Hokkaido

Hokkaido (北海道) is beautifully surrounded by nature in the country’s northern extremity. It is abundant in natural beauty and is home to some of the world’s fascinating blue lakes. Many of these have ethereal and enchanting appearances which make them very attractive destinations for tourists. Here are 3 of the glittering blue lakes you can…

Do You Know What Plant This Bizarre Japanese Dessert Is Based On?

While the rest of the world is still fixated on mizu shingen mochi which is a type of dessert created by Kinseiken in 2013 that looks like a large droplet of water, Japan is now crazy over a new type of dessert. The new dessert is called kokedama ice, and judging by its appearance, we…

Marimo Matsuri: An Ainu Celebration of Conserving the Rare Marimo Algae

Have you ever seen a ball of seaweed before? In Japan, it is a common sighting in Lake Akan in Hokkaido. These are algae which have grown into a large green ball popularly known as “marimo” in Japanese. They only grow in freshwater, thus, much is being done to conserve them. They have also been…

Have you ever looked MARSHMALLOW UNDER WATER!?

Whenever I hear word “CUTE” I always remember the country Japan, because undeniably we can find loads of cuteness stuffs in this country. One day I stumbled upon this cute fluffy green like marshmallow which can be found under the water. well at first glance all I thought it was just a normal sea creature…