Hokkaido, Kushiro - LakeAkan Travel Guide[Official]

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Hokkaido, Kushiro - LakeAkan Travel Guide[Official]

Start from Lake Akan Enjoy premium gourmet riding

Start from Lake Akan Enjoy premium gourmet riding

photograph by Bungo Kimura

Even in the suburbs of Lake Akan, you can enjoy a delicious local gourmet and different quality of hot springs,
as well as a ride overlooking the spreanded view.

Model Course Day 1

Moving to Lake Akan and Akan Onsen

Lake Akan is very accessible from "Tancho Kushiro airport" and "JR Kushiro station". You can come to Lake Akan by using a shuttle bus or a rental car.

Akan sightseeing hire
0154-66-3221

Akan sightseeing hire website

Moving to Lake Akan and Akan Onsen

Moving to Lake Akan and Akan Onsenphotograph by Bungo Kimura

Akan sightseeing hire
0154-66-3221

Akan sightseeing hire website

Lake Akan

Finally, we arrive at Lake Akan! Lake Akan is a caldera lake in Akan Mashu National Park and is one of Hokkaido's leading tourist spots. The view of Mt. Oakan on the east coast is magnificent! It is also famous for its "Marimo of Lake Akan", a special natural treasure of the country. There is also Lake Akan hot-spring town where you can enjoy hot springs on the lake shore!

About 20 km (Maximum elevation difference: 294m, Acquisition height: rise 466m, down 264m)
  • Onneto ridephotograph by Bungo Kimura
  • Onneto ridephotograph by Bungo Kimura
  • Onneto ride

RIDE1Onneto ride

The Onneto is a small lake about 2.5km in circumference located 20 km southwest of Lake Akan hot spring. Depending on the season, the weather and viewing angle, the color of the lake changes such as the clear blue, emerald green, etc. Located in in lake Akan hot spring in Akan Mashu Nationnal Park, you can go on a light riding to a beautiful hidden area that is heavily influenced by Mt. Oakan.

About 20 km (Maximum elevation difference: 294m, Acquisition height: rise 264m, down 466m)

SPOT2Akanko Ainu Kotan

Lake Akan Ainu Kotan (Kotan is the Ainu language that means villages and villages.) is the largest Ainu Kotan in Hokkaido. In about 20 Ainu souvenir shops run by the Ainu you can also purchase wood carvings, Ainu embroidery, and Ainu traditional musical instrument called "Mukku".

Akanko Ainu Kotan

Akanko Ainu Kotan

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SPOT3Ainu traditional dance

Ikoro is Lake Akan Ainu theater, the first theater dedicated to Ainu Culture in Japan. Here, you can enjoy traditional Ainu dance designated as UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage. In addition from 19th March 2019, new program featuring Ainu traditional culture and the latest digital art exhibitions start!
Please check the performance time on the website below. Please check the performance time on the website below.

Akanko Ainu Theater
Ikoro
0154-67-2727

Akanko Ainu Theater Ikoro
WEB Site

photograph by Bungo Kimura

Akanko Ainu Theater Ikoro
0154-67-2727

Akanko Ainu Theater Ikoro
WEB Site

You can enjoy full of Ainu cuisine.

You can enjoy deer meat, salmon and Ohau, Ainu specialty dish, at "Ainu Restaurant Poronno"! In Ainu language, deer meat is called "Yukku" and salmon is called "Chep" Other than those, there are Rataskep, Konpushito, Pocheimo, Ru・ipe, etc. You can just look forward to what kind of Ainu dishes they are!"

Ainu Restaurant Polonno
0154-67-2159

Ainu Restaurant Polonno
Website

photograph by Bungo Kimura

photograph by Bungo Kimura

Ainu Restaurant Polonno
0154-67-2159

Ainu Restaurant Polonno
Website

Hot springs in Lake Akan

The fatigue of the day trip is healed at Akan Hot Sprig. The spring quality of Lake Akan Hot Spring has two kinds, a simple hot spring and a hydrogen carbonate hot spring. The simple hot spring is gentle on the skin and has a beauty-skin effect and a fatigue-recovering effect, so it is especially recommended for cyclists! There are hand-baths and foot-baths in Akan Hot Spring town, and you can enjoy hot springs even on your way for shopping!

Model Course Day 2

About 40 km (Maximum elevation difference: 653m, Acquisition height: rise 444m, down 751m)

A purely cleared morning of Lake Akan!
After walking around the lake shore, there is a long ride towards Teshikaga!
You run through a curved mountain path that runs from Lake Akan to Teshikaga-cho where Lake Mashu is located. You must be satisfied with its beautiful and rich nature of Hokkaido!
At the peak of the mountain pass (Sogakudai), Mt. Oakan and Mt. Meakan are seen just in front you under the blue sky. It blows up all the fatigue in the uphill slope!

photograph by Bungo Kimura

Mashu soba

You should not fail to eat the exquisite soba of the famous restaurant "Ryogoku restaurant" which has a history of more than 60 years and continues to stick to the "unchanged taste, which makes you to be a repeater!"

Ryogoku restaurant 015-482-3064

photograph by Bungo Kimura

photograph by Bungo Kimura

Ryogoku restaurant 015-482-3064

About 22 km (Maximum elevation difference: 50m, Acquisition height: rise 91m, down 65m)

Sunayu experience in Lake Kussharo

Digging a sandy beach on the lakeside of Kussharo, hot spring soon comes out and you are able to be in an open-air bath! The fatigue of the ride is reset once.
You can also miss the pistachio flavored soft-serve ice cream sold at the rest house. Sunayu original towels with an Ainu pattern" is one of the popular products.

Sunayu Rest House
Letara Chip
015-482-2825

Sunayu Rest House Letara Chip
WEB Site

photograph by Bungo Kimura

photograph by Bungo Kimura

Sunayu Rest House Letara Chip
015-482-2825

Sunayu Rest House Letara Chip
WEB Site
About 14km (Maximum elevation difference: 29m, Acquisition height: rise 44m, down 30m)

Riding

This is the last super riding toward "Kawayu hot spring" area, where you are staying on the 2nd day.
You can enjoy refreshing feeling while looking at the "Mashu soba" buckwheat field after having lunch.
From around the middle of July, you can enjoy white flowers covering the entire field.

photograph by Bungo Kimura

Kawayu Hot Spring

On the second day, please relax at Kawayu Hot Spring.
The spring quality of Kawayu Hot Spring is characterized by its strong acidity! It is said it so strong as to melt the nail! It is effective to improve your blood circulation and makes your skin smooth!
If you have a flat tire on the way?

photograph by Bungo Kimura

How about using a support taxi of Akan sightseeing hire,

Please do not worry as there is a mechanic support such as repairing punctures! (a charged paid option)

Akan sightseeing hire
0154-66-3221

Akan sightseeing hire WEB Site

Model Course Day 3

Riding

The third day riding starts by looking at overwhelming Mt. Io coming up with Sulfur volcanic smoke with its sound here and there. We aim to be Tsurui village which is our goal destination.

photograph by Bungo Kimura

About 17km (Maximum elevation difference: 543m, Acquisition height: rise 546m, down 130m)

Lake Mashu

Lake Mashu boasts the world's highest transparency called "Mashu blue" spreanded blue across the lake. As it is called "Lake Mashu in fog", it is likely to be covered with fog, but this beauty is worth seeing.
An uphill slope continues to Lake Mashu observation deck. How about using a support taxi, if you are not confident in your physical strength!?

Lake Mashu

Lake Mashu

About 9km (Maximum elevation difference: 404m, Acquisition height: rise 0m, down 397m)

SPOT8Milking experience on Watanabe experiencing ranch

We head toward to Watanabe experiencing ranch in a vast 70 ha land with120 cows! You can actually experience dairy farming and taste fresh milk and cheese. Its magnificent scenery and fresh milk are well matched!

Milking experience on Watanabe experiencing ranchphotograph by Bungo Kimura

Milking experience on Watanabe experiencing ranchphotograph by Bungo Kimura

About 4km (Maximum elevation difference: 47m, Acquisition height: rise 0m, down 42m)

SPOT9You have lunch and shopping at a
Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) Mashu Onsen.

In addition to fresh local-made vegetables, there are plenty of special products in Teshikaga Town and Eastern Hokkaido district! At the take-out corner, you can find lunch menu such as Ezoshika Burger and Mashu Pork Burger and popular products such as gelato made from local milk! You can also buy vegetables from Teshikaga Town!

Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) Mashu Onsen
015-482-2500

Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) Mashu Onsen Website

Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) Mashu Onsen Website

Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) Mashu Onsen Website

Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) Mashu Onsen Website
015-482-2500

Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) Mashu Onsen Website
About 43km (Maximum elevation difference: 222m, Acquisition height: rise 540m, down 619m)
  • Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) Mashu Onsenphotograph by Bungo Kimura
  • Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) Mashu Onsenphotograph by Bungo Kimura

GoalTsurui Hot Spring

You have the premium gourmet riding goal is at Hotel TAITO. Why don't you take a leisurely look back your 3 days enjoyable memories at Tsurui Hot Spring boasting its thick bicarbonate hot spring water?
After bathing, how about trying soft-serve ice cream, and cheese from Tsurui village and heal your fatigue!?

Hotel TAITO
0154-64-3111

Learn more about Hotel TAITO

Hotel TAITOphotograph by Bungo Kimura

Hotel TAITO
0154-64-3111

Learn more about Hotel TAITO

Goal Tancho Kushiro Airport

If you use a support taxi, it easily takes you to Tancho Kushiro Airport!

Akan sightseeing hire
0154-66-3221

Akan sightseeing hire website

* The premium gourmet ride monitor event is a project carried out by "FY 2017 Amended New Tourism Product Development Supporting Project".

* The corresponding premium gourmet ride package tours are not sold. Please enjoy the tour as a model course by yourself or by using the support taxi of Akan Sightseeing Hire with safe driving.

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