#265: Akan-ko (category: tourist site)
Akan-ko or Lake Akan is a lake in the eastern part of Hokkaido Prefecture (refer to #143) and is listed as a Ramsar site. It is known not only as a tourist spot for momiji-gari (refer to #263) but also as a suitable place for winter sports.
Boat tours on the lake are very popular among tourists and you can see marimo, Aegagropila linnaei, inhabiting there. Marimo, forming complete spheres in this lake, are registered as natural monuments in Japan.
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