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  • 2019.01.29

    【Notice】Luggage Delivery Service / From Kushiro City Central to Lake Akan Area or Kawayu Spa Area

    Luggage Delivery Service / From Kushiro City Central to Lake Akan Area or Kawayu Spa Area Taking this service,you can enjoy empty-handed sightseeing from Kushiro to Akan / Kawayu Area. contact us:Kushiro Tourism and Convention Association  mail@kushiro-kankou.or.jp   [Implementation Period] From 1st Feb 2019 – To 14th Feb 2019 【1】Request at your hotel front desk until PM5:00 before the departure date. 【2】Leave your luggage at front desk until AM8:30 on the departure date and make the payment. 【3】You can get…

  • 2019.02.04

    Lake Akan Snow Festival Started on Feb. 1st

    Lake Akan Snow Festival started on Friday, Feb. 1st at the Lake Akan. The festival takes place every day on the lake until March 3rd.  Mini games, ceremonies and fireworks. Fireworks start at 20:10 Snow mobiles and Banana boats are provided at the same venue. During day time, you can enjoy ice fishing, ski, ice skating as well as snow mobiles and banana boats. From March 4th-17th: Fireworks only

  • 2019.02.13

    Midwinter Nature & An Exciting Ainu Culture Festival

    Midwinter Nature & An Exciting Ainu Culture Festival ~Just this once in AKAN~ Feb. 22 through 24 This is a special program of the Lake Akan Ice Festival. The event is full of attractions including  Japan’s celebrated singer, Hitomi Shimatani’s live performance and programs where you can eperience winter nature & Ainu Culture which Akanko Onsen boast to the world. The event includes several hand-on activities such as “Mukkuri” (mouth harp) playing lesson, Ainu food eating, etc. For further information Midwinter…

  • Akanko Ainu Theater [Ikor]’s brand-new performance ” Lost Kamuy” unveiled March

    Akanko Ainu Theater [Ikor]’s brand-new performance ” Lost Kamuy” unveiled March 19 The new play features the theme of ” co-existence of human and wolves” based on the Ainu legend. Ainu is a ethnic group of people who existed in old time. They revere nature and lived in harmony with nature.

  • 2019.04.02

    Lighting –up of Nusamai Bridge

    Nusamai Bridge, located Kushiro downtown area, is the best place to watch the one of the world’s three best sunsets and popular among local people as a symbol of Kushiro. Lighting-up of Nusamai Bridge started from March 30th onward. It is lit up every single night in 30mins after sunset. The color of the light will be changed by events.

  • 2019.04.04

    Kushiro Shitsugen Norokko Train

    Kushiro Shitsugen Norokko Train, a sightseeing train runs through Kushiro wetlands slowly, will start its operation on April 27. The operation schedule will depend on the route and time.   And this year, Kushiro Shitsugen Norokko Train will celebrate its 30th anniversary!!   How about make a great memory with this train? Please check the detail on JR Hokkaido website↓ www2.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/english/train/guide/norokkko.html?utm_source=Facebook_PicSee&fbclid=IwAR1tkCe-p3U2vv-mDGIUTz0Jm2OlA2nsDKS-hvZ59JAIlyTof6U0Q20VDtA  

  • 2019.04.04

    Kushiro Street Sports Park Open!!

    Kushiro Street Sports Park, located near Quake-Resistant Cruise Ship Terminal, has opened since April 1st.The park has skateboarding and BMX section and basketball coat. Let’s enjoy sports at the expansive space along Kushiro River!! Location: 1, Minamihama-cho,Kushiro City Hokkaido Period: From April 1st to November 30th , 9:00AM to 9:00PM  

  • Lake Akan Icebreaker Cruise starts April 21st

    The Lake Akan sightseeing cruise boat starts annual icebreaking cruise operation which starts on 21st. You’ll experience the rare thrill available only on Lake Akan as the cruise ship crushes the ice on the lake’s surface as it pushes through. Magnificent views of Mt. Meakan, Mt. Oakan, and Lake Akan provide a spectacular backdrop. It is going to end when the the ice disappear.

  • Lake Akan Spring Festival 2019 April 29th

    Lake Akan Spring Festival takes place on April. 29th. The opening ceremony includes a ritual prayer for safety cruise, brass band performance, tape cutting, cruise boat ticket giveaways, and more. One lucky spectator is selected to play an important role of the ceremony to celebrate the first launch of the year. 11:15~Drawing event, 100 people invited for free riding at 13:00. 11:30~Opening ceremony 13:00~Departure

  • 2019.04.17

    Cruise Ship Calender2019

    These cruise ships will visit Kushiro Port, which celebrates its 120th aniversary this year!! We are looking forward to welcoming you☆   Are you visiting Kushiro by cruise ship? Please check the page below↓ en.kushiro-lakeakan.com/overview/6380/  

  • 2019.04.17

    Kushiro Marsh Obervatory Bordwalk Open!!

    Bordwalk located near Kushiro Marsh Observatory is open from April 17th 2019. Please enjoy walking on wooden walkway under spring sunshine!! For more information, please check the brochure below↓ http://en.kushiro-lakeakan.com/kushiroakanwp/wp-content/uploads/c0bbd9e983c01c045d565d96478c1858.pdf

  • 2019.04.30

    ”Marimo Cruise ” start regular operation from May 1st

    ” Marimo Cruise ” start regular operation from May 1st. The 85 minutes boat ride give you an unparalleled opprtunity to see the rare creature named “marimo” or lake moss ball. The boat takes you to the scenic spots around Lake Akan and lastly stops at the Churui Ilet where you can have chance to see marimo up close. The boat leaves at 6:00  8:00  9:00   10:00  11:00  13:00  14:00  15:00  16:00  17:00. The one that leaves at 6:00 is…

  • Lake Akan & Akan River Fishing Season Start from May 1st

    Fishing season start in Lake Akan & Akan River from May 1st The season ends November 30 in Lake Akan and October 31st in Akan River. Lake Akan & akan River are home to a variety of fish including raibow trouts, Japanese char, and very popular fishing fields and receiving many anglers annuallyb  both from inland and foreign countries and considered as one of the most enjoyable places in Japan. The fishing license fees: 1 day 1500 yen/ 12 days…

  • Nusamai Bridge’s Lighting-Up Color Schedule In May

    It has been one month since Nusamai Bridge’s lighting-up started. This is the lighting-up color schedule in May. Please make a great memory in Kushiro!!

  • Coming Soon!!Kushiro Tulip & Flower Fair

    Kushiro Tulip & Flower Fair will be held in Tsurugadai Koen Park on 25th and 26th May 2019. Please enjoy beautiful flowers, delicious food and wonderful stage events. Colorful tulips and flowers are waiting for you!! Date: May 25th & 28th Place: Tsurugadai Koen Park Tel: 0154-22-2232 Access: 10 min from Kushiro Sta. by car

  • 2019.05.23

    Notice : Steps Work of Onnenai Wooden Walkway

    Please be advised that steps located between Onnenai Parking Area and Onnenai Wooden Walkway is scheduled to work from June 10th to October 20th.   You will be able to walk on Onnenai Wooden Walkway and enter Onnenai Visitor Center as usual during the period, but please take the detour.   Thank you for your understanding in advance.  

  • 2019.05.25

    Mt. Hakuto trail route has been open !

    ■ Mt. Hakuto trail route has been open on May 25th. It’ll be open until October 31 this year. ■ Mt. Hakuto is a very popular mountain among day hikers from the beginners to the experts because of the great views located on the south shore of Lake Akan. ■ The hike takes around 2 hours and a half. The trail begins at the mountain lodge of the ski area and has many attractions with a variety of alpine plants…

  • KAMUY LUMINA in Lake Akan starting from July 5

    Kamuy Lumina is an enchanted multimedia night walk experience that will take visitors on an interactive journey to the land of Kamuy ( the God in Ainu ) from the lakeside forests of Lake Akan. Guided by an illuminated ” Rhythm Stick”, visitors will go on a journey with an endearing little Jay bird to deliver an important message from an owl, which is the village gurdian god, to the kamuy. Using lighting effects, soundscapes and projections, this unique interactive…

  • Akan Lakeside Campsite open on June 1

    ■ Open : June through September ■ Reception: 10:00- 17:00 ■ Fees: Adult 630 yen / Child 315 yen… * Hot spring foot bath, spacious open kitchen, BBQ stove available for free. * Shower and Coin laundry 【Contact】 0154-67-3263

  • Nusamai Bridge’s Lighting-Up Color Schedule in June

    Here is Nusamai Bridge’s Lighting -Up Color Schedule in June!! Special color day of June is father’s day on 16th!! It will put the lights out for Light Down Campaign on 21th. Thanks for your understanding in advance.

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