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Me-Akan

Listed under Volcanoes in Hokaido, Japan.

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Me-Akan is the most consistently active volcano of Japan's northern island Hokkaido. It recently erupted in 2006 but even between eruptions there is a lot of solfataric activity in Me-Akan's impressive complex of summit craters. The largest crater is constantly fuming and contains weird sulphur chimneys and mud geysers. The summit can be reached via a trail from beautiful Lake Onneto at the base of the volcano. There are fantastic views of central Hokkaido's volcanic landscape from the summit.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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