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 upon 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.
Model itinerary is as follows.
Depart at Sapporo
Arrive at Lake Akan
Enjoy sightseeing boat
Hotel check in
After dinner enjoy Ainu ( indigenous people in Hokkaido ) traditional songs and dances at Icolo Ainu theater
Stay at Lake Akan hot spring resort
Go to Kushiro
Enjoy sightseeing in Kushiro
( Kushiro marsh land, Japanese red crowned crane sanctuary etc. )
Go to Lake Kussharo and see a great view
Go to Lake Mashu and see a nice view of the lake
Go to Kitami
Stay at Kitami
Go to Asahikawa
Visit Sake brewery and Asahiyama zoo
Go to Sapporo