Akan Kohan Eco-Museum Centre

Museum in Akanko Onsen

At the eastern edge of town, this centre has exhibitions on local flora and fauna, including marimo in aquarium tanks. It also has hiking maps in English and info on trail conditions and bear sightings.

Behind the centre, a trail makes a shaded, breezy loop out to Akan-ko and back through the forest to some volcanic bubbling clay pools (called bokke). The 3km walk takes about 40 minutes round-trip.