3 Akan (阿寒) in Kushiro

First colors: Middle of September
Color Peak: End of September until the beginning of October
Recommended Spots: The autumn colors and the waterfall seen from Takimi Bridge
Event: Marimo Festival
Date: October 8th (Saturday) ~ 10th (Monday); October 8th 10:30am~/October 9th 1pm~/October 10th 10am~
Admission: free
Details: Traditional event of the Ainu (ethnic group of Hokkaido) regarding Marimo, a round green alga which grows in lake Akan. A torch walk and the Marimo dance parade are further highlights of the Festival.
Access: 2hour bus ride from Kushiro Station (JR Nemuro Main Line) until Akan Kohan (10min walk)
Address: Akanko Onsen – Akan National Park , Akan-cho, Kushiro-shi, 085-0467 Hokkaido
Ranking: ★★★★☆
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4 Shikaribetsu lake shore (然別湖畔) in Kato – Shikaoi

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First colors: End of September
Color Peak: End of September until the middle of October
Access: 1h40min bus ride from Obihiro Station (JR Nemuro Main Line) until Shikaribetsuko
Address: Daisetsuzan National Park – Shikaribetsu kohan, Kato-cho, Hokkaido
Ranking: ★★★☆☆
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5 Eniwa Valley (恵庭渓谷) in Eniwa

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First colors: Beginning of October
Color Peak: Middle of October
Recommended Spots: three step waterfall, Rarumanai waterfall, Hakusen waterfall (shop available)
Access: A 40min taxi ride from Eniwa Station (JR Chitose Line)
Address: Banjiri, Eniwa-shi, 061-1422 Hokkaido
Ranking: ★★★☆☆
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6 Onneto in Ashoro

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First colors: End of September
Color Peak: Beginning of October
Recommended Spots: viewing platform
Event: 2016 Onneto Monogatari
Date: September 25th (Sunday)
Details: Mini live concert, Onneto Photo contest
Access: 2hour taxi ride from Obihiro Station (JR Nemuro Main Line)
Address: Moashoro, Ashoro-cho, Ashoro-gun, 089-3964 Hokkaido
Ranking: ★★★☆☆
www.lake-akan.com

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