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Akanko Onsen

A hot spring which coexisted with the Ainu people.

Lake Akan in Akan town which has now become Kushiro city is famous for Marimo which has been designated as a special protected species.
Lake Akan hot spring which has a long history is located on the south coast of the lake.
The Ainu people had already started using this hot spring, when at the end of the Edo period in 1858 Takeshiro Matsuura known as the godparent of Hokkaido visited it.