Fodor's Expert Review Akanko Onsen

Akan National Park Town/Village

A major stop on bus tours, this small town on the lakeshore has giant hotels blocking the views from the main road. Kitschy souvenir shops sell endless rows of carved Ainu-style bears, and bottles of marimo algae balls line the shelves. At the western end of the town is the one cobbled street of the Ainu village, lined by shops and restaurants and home to a small museum and a performance center.


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Ankanko Onsen
Akan National Park, Hokkaido  085-0292, Japan

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