"Lake Hangetsu" Mysterious Lake Surrounded By Lush Forests

Lake Hangetsu is a volcanic lake located at the west foot of Mount Yotei, the landmark of Niseko. It is not that huge as a lake; about 1.3 square kilometers (about 320 acres) in area. As the name of the lake "Hangetsu (half moon) describes, it is shaped like a fat crescent moon viewed from above. It originally had a circular shape but it shrank to present form because some of the lake bed got elevated. Surrounded by dense virgin forest, it is hard to see the whole picture of the lake. When you walk around the promenade around the lake, however, you will see the lake surface through the […]

Shinsen Marsh: A Beautiful Wetland of Gods and Wizards

Shinsen Marsh is a high altitude wetland which is located with in the Niseko Mountain Range of at the foot of Mt. Chisenupuri. It is well known as the most beautiful and mystical wetland of the lakes in Niseko. There are toilets and a rest house with a shop in the car parking, and from there a tree road continues to the wetland. You can hike with light equipments, but it is recommended to wear shoes suitable for hiking. Since the altitude is high, an extra jacket would be nice to have. Enjoying pretty flowers and a forest bathing and 15 to 20 minutes walk in the surrounding trees, a […]

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