Spend the Day Hiking Mt. Me-akan and Discovering Its History – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Located southwest of Lake Akan, Mt. Me-akan is the main peak of the Akan Mountain Group. Volcanic activity in the area began approximately 20,000 years ago, and repeated eruptions have since created complex mountain structures. Get a sense of the area’s history observing tracks used to transport sulfur during Akan’s period as a mining community. Although at 12 kilometers this guided hike is relatively long, the slopes are gentle. There are also many sights to see, including exposed sulfur on the mountain.  


Mt. Me-akan

4-6-10 Akankoonsen, Akan-cho, Kushiro, Hokkaido