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Category: Americas and Eurasia and Africa

Akan’s green spheres: meet the marimo

Some local tourist promoters and “official” signage falsely claim that marimo live nowhere else.

However, eastern Hokkaido’s Lake Akan is the best place to see them.

Akan has by far the largest known examples of this rare and astonishing algal form…and the lake and its surrounds are beautiful in their own right.