Marimo Exhibition and Observation Center
Lake Akan's marimo (algae balls) are a Special Natural Monument of Japan. This center offers the opportunity to observe and appreciate these mysterious spherical life forms while learning about their unique ecology. Located on Churui Island in the northern reaches of Lake Akan, the center is only accessible by watercraft such as sightseeing cruisers or express ferries. This fantastic location is just another part of the adventure. The facility includes a gigantic aquarium which reproduces the floor of Lake Akan, creating the sensation of being right there amongst the marimo. We invite you to enjoy the entire Lake Akan experience.
- OPENING PERIOD
- from 1st December until the end of April
- About 90 minute from JR Kushiro station by car then get on Lake Akan excursion boat