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Most Famous Scenery in Lake Mashu -Mashu 1st Observatory around Lake Mashu-

May 7th, 2017

Mashu 1st Observatory (第一展望台) is an observatory deck at 855 m above sea level. Tourists can look at Kamuisshu Island (カムイシュ島) on the left side and Mt. Mashu (摩周岳) on the right side. There is a souvenir shop on the first floor of the observatory deck, and the rooftop is a observation platform. There is a restroom on the first floor, too. Because it is the most famous place in the sightseeing spots of the Lake Mashu, many visitors come. Admission free. A parking lot is a toll parking in a summer, but the parking lot is free of charge and the souvenir shop is closed down in a winter.

Mashu 1st Observatory
Lake Mashu in Teshikaga
Mashu 1st Observatory
Lake Mashu in Teshikaga
View from 1st Observatory
Lake Mashu in Teshikaga
I Look at Observatory Deck
Lake Mashu in Teshikaga
Rising Sun
Lake Mashu in Teshikaga
Kamuisshu Island in Winter
Lake Mashu in Teshikaga

Atmosphere of 1st Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of 1st Observatory

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Pay parking lot is provided (140 Cars), Capacity for midsize vehicles: JPY 410. * Tourists can park at the parking lot of Mt. Iou if pay a rate.
Business hours 08:00-17:00
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-15-483-2670
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 613 781 309*04


Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Lake Mashu.

Hotel Mashu(ホテル摩周)
Guest House Mako(温泉民宿 摩湖)
Onsen Minshuku Kita-no-Daichi(温泉民宿 北の大地)
Pension Birao(ペンション Birao)
Minshuku New Hatoya(民宿 ニューはとや)
Mashuko Youth Hostel(摩周湖 ユ-スホステル)
Kira-no-Yado Subaru(きらの宿 すばる)
Minshuku Mashumaro(民宿 ましゅまろ)

A page of Akan National Park is here

Akan National Park