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Akanko Onsen

Hot springs that have been around since the Ainu era.

Lake Akan can be found in the town of Akan, which is now part of Kushiro, is famous for marimo algae, a special protected species.
Lake Akan Hot Springs, with its long history, is located on the south coast of the lake. When Takeshiro Matsuura, known as the godfather of Hokkaido, visited this hot spring at the end of the Edo period in 1858, the Ainu people had already started using it.