First Day Kushiro Airport or JR Kushiro Station Lake Akan Hot Springs
Second Day (Early Morning) Frost Flower Observation Free time Shiretoko Utoro
Third Day (Early Morning) Drift Ice Walk Abashiri Aurora terminal Icebreaker ship
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Lake Akan in【an early morning walk】where you will find the rare and beautiful Frost Flowers; boarding the icebreaker ship 「Aurora」, an experience you must have at least once
It is also possible to adjust the date of your return trip to a later date.Eat delicious snow crab and a mini kaisen-don (seafood rice bowl) for lunch!
・This includes a boarding pass to Mombetsu's icebreaker ship Garinko II.
・This includes a boarding pass to Abashiri's icebreaker ship Aurora!
・This includes the bus fare that goes Sounkyo→Mombetsu→Abashiri.
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Go directly towards Abashiri via bus from Sapporo!
The popular icebreaker ship at Abashiri and Mombetsu and the East Hokkaido Express Bus has become a set! This includes the bus fare that goes Shiretoko Utoro → Abashiri → Sounkyo Onsen.
First Day Monbetsu Airport Lunch Banana Boat Experience Hotel
Second Day departures from the Hotel Drift Ice Ship Boarding(Garinko II) Freetime Drift Ice Ship(Aurora) Hotel
Third Day Hotel Checkout Free time
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We have prepared a convenient packaged tour that combines drift ice cruiser, lodging and bus services to fit with the wintertime drift ice season.
First Day Abashiri Aurora terminal Shiretoko Utoro
Second Day Drift Ice Walk Abashiri Aurora terminal boarding Icebreaker ship
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staying at Shiretoko Utoro Hotsprings (for 1 night～2 nights), and alongside this set you will be able to board the icebreaker ship 「Aurora」and experience Shiretoko's Drift Ice Walking.
First Day Kushiro Airport Kushiro Prince Hotel
Second Day JR Kushiro Station Lake Mashu Lake Kusharo Lake Akan Hot Springs Hana Yuuka
Third Day (Early Morning) Frost Flower Observation Kushiro Airport or JR Kushiro Station
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A travel plan that goes around various hot spots like Lake Mashu and Lake Kusharo via an excursion bus, with Kushiro as the starting point.
What is ice drift ?
Drift ice can be seen in the frozen waters of the Sea of Okhotsk facing the northern area of Hokkaido Prefecture. Drift ice can be seen every year from early February through early April but the season depends on the climate.
There are two icebreaker ships, "Ryuhyo Kanko Saihyosen Aurora" (Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora) and "ryuhyo Kanko Saihyosen Garinko II" (Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Garinko II).
Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora is a large ship with a capacity of 450 people.
Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Garinko II uses its Alkylene Median Screw on the bottom of the ship to crush the ice and move forward.
The Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora
From Abashiri Station of the JR Sekihoku Line, take the bus to the "Ryuhyosaihyosen Noriba" stop. The address is: 093-0003 Hokkaido, Abashiri-shi, Minami 3 Johigashi 4-5-1
The Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Garkinko II From Engaru Station of the JR Sekihoku-honsen Line, take the Hokumon Bus toward Monbetsu to the last stop. From the bus stop, it is a 10 minute car or taxi ride.
Lake Akan-ko is located in Kushiro city of Hokkaido Prefecture and is the 5th largest freshwater caldera lake in Hokkaido.
It is famous because it is the only lake in Japan with colonies of Marimo (Type of spherical algae).
Because these Marimo algae grow in a perfect spherical shape, it has been designated as a special natural monument of Japan.
By public transportation:Take the JR Nemuro-honsen Line to Kushiro Station. There, transfer to the Akan Bus Akan Line and get off at the "Akan-ko Onsen" bus stop.
By car: It is a 1 hour 10 minute drive from the "Bihoro IC" interchange on the Bihoro Bypass. There are paid parking lots around the onsen hot springs area.
Lake Mashu is a caldera lake in Teshikaga-cho, Hokkaido. Its area is 19.2 km2, circumference – 20 km, deepest point is 211.4m. The water in the lake is very clear and the lake is called the clearest lake in the world.
Mashu Station on JR Senmo Main Line.
Car: Urahoro IC on Doto Expressway, two and a half hours to Mashu. Paid parking is available – 410 yen for normal car.
Lake Kussharo is the largest caldera lake Japan in Teshikaga-cho, Hokkaido.
There are several hot springs and open air baths: Kawayu Onsen, Wakoto-no-yu, Kotan-no-yu. The blue lake and the green pristine forest are not only beautiful but also perfect for camping, yachting, windsurfing and fishing.
Train: JR Kawayu-onsen is the closest station. 15 minutes from the station by taxi.
Car: 2-3 hours from Urohoro IC on Doto Expressway. Paid parking is available.
Kawayu Onsen is the hot springs town in Teshikaga city in eastern Hokkaido. The hot spring river flows through the town. Kawayu Onsen boasts 100% of its water is direct from the hot spring source and there is no filtration of chlorine, nor is hydrolysis performed. Visitors can enjoy the hot spring water straight from the source.
By public transportation: Kawayu Onsen Station of the JR Senmo-honsen Line is the closest station. From Kawayu Station, take the Akan Bus toward Kawayu Onsen. Get off at the last stop.
By car: The closest interchange is the "Ashoro IC" interchange of the Doto Motorway.
Kushiro Wetland is located in Hokkaido Prefecture's Kushiro-heiya and is Japan's largest wetland. A vast number of animals and plants inhibit the area around Kushiro River
It is possible to observe the wetlands up-close from the boardwalk of the wetlands as well as by canoe along the river.
By public transportation: From JR Nemuro-honsen Line's Kushiro Station, take the Akan Bus Tsuri Line, Hororo Line to the "Kushiro Tenbodai" bus stop.
By car: Take the Doto Expressway to the "Honbetsu JCT" junction then head 103 km along National Road 242 toward Lake Akan. There is paid parking lot available.
Visitors can go rafting in a rubber boat down Tokachi River in Hokkaido.
The charm of Tokachi River Rafting is that the Tokachi River flows through the mountainous region and the rich nature can be enjoyed while braving the rapids.
Get off at Nemuro-honsen Line's Shintoku Station and take a taxi to reach Shintoku-cho. By car, take the Dotodo Road to the "Tokachishimizu IC" interchange and continue east along National Road 274 to reach Shintoku-cho.
Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport is an airport located in the town of Nakashibetsu in Eastern Hokkaido. It is a convenient airport for reaching tourist spots in Eastern Hokkaido such as Akan Mashu National Park, Shiretoko Peninsula, a World Natural Heritage Site, and so on. Regular flights are operated from Shin-Chitose Airport and Haneda Airport.
About 10 minutes by car from downtown Nakashibetsu.