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  •   Visit Japanese crane sanctuary in Akan
  •   Ride a sight seeing boat in Akan lake and visit Marimo algae observation center
  •   Enjoy shopping at Ainu Kotan ( Ainu village )
  •   Enjoy one night stay at Akan lake hot spring resort hotel
  •   Enjoy watching Ainu Dance at Icoro theater
  •   Enjoy morning short walking tour around lake with your guide


City Hokkaido
Meeting Point At your hotel ( in Kushiro city or suburbs )
Ending Point At your hotel ( in Kushiro city or suburbs )
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 16:30h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6


225.00 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

There are many nice place to visit around Kushiro city. Akan lake national park is one of those. Akan lake is a kardera lake and the third biggest lake in Hokkaido.
You can enjoy sight seeing boat at lake and visit mysterious Marimo algae ( Ball shaped unique algae grown under the lake ). There are many great hot spring resort hotel in Akan lake. You can stay at lake resort and enjoy open air hot springs. ( I will arrange your hotel at your request )
There is also nice place to visit in Akan lake national park. You can visit Ainu Kotan ( Traditional Ainu village ) and enjoy seeing old Ainu style buildings and shopping.
On the way to Akan lake ( One the way back to Kushiro city ), you can also enjoy visiting Japanese crane sanctuary.

What‘s included

guide fee
hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

Charge for 1 night stay at Akan lake resort including breakfast / dinner ( for you,guide and taxi driver) Costs will be from 10,000yen - 25,000yen per person.
transportation fee ( for you and guide )
lunch ( for you , 2 days )
Japanese crane center admission fee For adult: 470yen p/p For child : 240yen p/p ( for you and guide )
sightseeing boat fee For adult :1900yen p/p For child :990yen p/p ( for you and guide )
Ainu dance charge For adult : 1080yen p/p For child : 540yen p/p ( for you and guide )

Your guide comes from bus by bus so bus fare will be charged on you ( 10,500 yen )
transportation fee will be 25000 yen~50000 yen depending on the season and numbers of your group.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is not the charge for hotel fixed ?

Charge for hotel depends on a day and season.
Your guide will try to choose the cheapest but good quality hotel on a moment-to-moment basis.
You and your guide basically stay at the same hotel, but if you don't need guide to stay at the same hotel, guide will stay cheaper hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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5 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Friendly tour guide ”

Sir Yuichi, tour my family in Takino Snow Park and in Otaru last December 30,2016. He is very friendly and accommodating. He manage to maximize our tour experience in both places. Sir Yuichi patiently assist and guide my children during snow shoe walking in Takino snow park. Thumbs up for Sir Yuichi!!

Melanie-san Thank you very much for your nice review! Did you enjoy Tokyo? I hope to see you again in Hokkaido. Best regards Ichi

6 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Indonesia

“ We have a very fun day tour especially designed for us by yu-ichi ”

Yu-Ichi san was very informative and very experienced in arranging all the detail for out tour. it was fun and interesting. Even my kids enjoys to spend the day with Yu-ichi san. We visited nice places and good onsen place. We even ate a nice all you can eat buffet. Yu-ichi offer us quite a lot of nice restaurant for us to choose. We are definitely going to look for him again when we come to Hokkaido again. We feel that he is like a long time friend. Keep in touch Yu-ichi san.. Thank you

Hi Marlin-san, Wino-san, Diana-san, Owen-san, Samantha-san,Westin-san Thank you very much for giving me such nice comments. It was so much fun for me to attend you. I am always ready to help you enjoy Japan. I will see you all of you again in Japan or Indonesia. Best regards Ichi

7 months ago , ( Friends ) , From: Singapore

“ Sapporo visit ”

Ichi-san is very knowledgeable, helpful and responsible tour guide for us.

Yin-san Thank you very much for joining my tour. Did you enjoy Japanese hot springs? I hope you come back to Japan and see you again. Best regards Ichi

9 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Malaysia

“ Otaru Tour ”

Yuichi provided us exciting and informative explanation of the places we visited. He was very kind and helpful and introduced us to unique food in Sapporo. Always on time and ensure our stay is excellent. Glad to have chosen him as our guide! Lawrence

Lawrence-san Thank you so much for choosing my private tour this time. I managed to show you many aspests of Hokkaido. I hope you fully enjoyed my tour and Hokkaido. Please come back to JAPAN again. You are my important guest forever. Ichi

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