The area around Lake Akan guarantees an abundance of nature no matter what time of year you visit. Takimi Bridge is one of the most popular places around the lake thanks to its plentiful waterfalls and its brilliant views of the maples, mountain ash, and Japanese katsura trees in the fall. Every October, this autumn foliage viewing spot attracts more than 10,000 sightseers. Located near a national highway, it’s a popular place to photograph the fall leaves without having to go through the trouble of hiking over steep mountains. The clear water flowing through the brilliant red and yellow forest creates a scene of such beauty it will take your breath away.
Lake Akan Hot Spring, Akan-cho, Kushiro, Hokkaido