2017年11月27日

'Onuma Semi-National Park' lying 16 kirometers north of Hakodate City, Hokkaido, is made up of 'Hokkaido Komagatake' active volcano and three volcanic lakes.

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The opening of a 'ryokan' Japanese hotel in 1872 triggered the reputation as one of the leading natural parks in Hokkaido. Thanks to a short distance from Hakodate City, the largest international trading port in Hokkaido in these years, this natural park attracted many Westerners from Hakodate. Through the opening of Onuma railway station as well as the laying down the infrastructure for the park, thereafter, this park was designated as a semi-national park in 1958. In addition, this park was registered as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention in 2012. There are 126 small islands floating on the largest lake and pleasure boats moving around the lakes are servicing except for winter. In winter instead, people enjoy smelt fishing on the thickly frozen lakes. The pictures show Komagatake volcano over the lake and the small islands commanded from the pleasure boat.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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