16:30h $ 220 up to 6 people
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Enjoy hot springs and mysterious Marimo observation at Akan lake ( for 2 days )

by Yuichi
(8) Reviews
16:30h $ 220 up to 6 people

Highlights

  • 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
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220.00 USD

total price for up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 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.

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Highlights

  • 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

Important

City Hokkaido

Meeting Point At your hotel ( in Kushiro city or suburbs )

Ending Point At your hotel ( in Kushiro city or suburbs )

Duration 16:30 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 6
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 )
  • Attention
  • 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.

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Yuichi


National Certified Guide

(8) Reviews

Contact Yuichi
Response Time 15 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

My name is Yuichi. My guests call me Ichi.
Ichi means No.1 so I hope it's easy for you to remember my name.
I am a licensed English speaking tour guide.
I was born and have lived most of my life in Hokkaido.
I have a lot of experience working as a travel agent and guide.
I am sure I can make you enjoy in Hokkaido!
MY career is below.

2006~2013
I I had been working as a travel agent and taken Japanese tourists to other countries.
I have visited more than 60 countries all over the world.
There,I was treated with kind consideration by local guides and people.
Owing my good memories in foreign countries I have been thinking that I want to treat foreign visitors same way that I was treated outside Japan.

2013~2016
I had been teaching English in high school and studied how difficult to teach and spread English to the Japanese teenagers.
Then I had still have a dream to be a English guide.

2016~
I have been working as a English speaking guide.
I moved to Tokyo and guided my guests in Tokyo.
(Mainly Tsukiji market & Asakusa)

Now
I came back to Hokkaido and I am working at travel agency and also as a English speaking guide.
I had a lot of guests and they enjoyed my tour.
I would like to show you their great review for my guiding!

REVIEW on *******

I absolutely loved my tour with Ichi! It was really fun to be able to experience Japan more like a local rather than as a tourist. Because I was the only one on the tour that night, he customized the food to fit my adventurous palette which I loved. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone new to this area of Tokyo.
Reviewed by Amanda K on 15th June 2016

This was our favorite tour of the trip. Our guide, Ichi, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful! We would recommend this tour to everyone. You start off trying different kinds of Asahi beer. Then you go to a sake/liquor store where you try different sakes. We ended up buying a bottle cause they were very good. Ichi then walked us by Senso Ji temple and was willing to take pictures of us. We then got to eat. Ichi did the ordering for us and listened to what we like and don't like and suggested food to try based on that. Then you end the night at another restaurant for savory pancakes okonomiyaki.
Reviewed by Emily S on 06th June 2016

My wife and I would rate this a six star if we had a chance. Not a tour. It is an experience. Our leader Ichi did a great job of leading our small group through the chaos of a working seafood, vegetable and fruit market. He had the knowledge and patience to explain many of the processes and in answering our many questions. He then led us through the wonderful local markets enabling us to taste many of the local foods and drinks so popular in Japan. Lunch was at a small Sushi restaurant. Ichi explained to us a little about the sushi making process and the proper way to eat sushi. I don't know if I have ever had better sushi in my life. The afternoon was spent visiting the very interesting and large Asakusa temple. We finished the experience with a local dessert. Just a great education and a great experience with great food mixed in. Highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Mark C on 26th May 2016

REVIEW on Tripadvisor

“Wonderful way to explore the fish markets - and Make sushi with a master!”
Just finished a wonderful morning with Ichi as the guide around the markets and onto the sushi lesson. This is a great way to see parts of the market you wont get access to otherwise and Ichi had a great knowledge about the products that were new to our group, and also kept us entertained! It was an incredibly wet day but to be honest didn't matter! The fish markets are simply outstanding in size and variety and should be on your agenda with a Tokyo visit. After that we went for a Sushi Culture class with a sushi mater and had a couple of hours learning about the basics of making sushi before having a go and then eating the products of our labour! A really wonderful experience for anyone interested in the intricacies of this cuisine.
Thanks again Ichi!
reviewed by Pip T on 14th June 2016

“Wonderful tour!”
This tour was easily our favorite tour of the trip! We had Ichi as our guide and he was extremely knowledgable and great to talk to. We lucked out and ended up just having us and Ichi on the tour. We started our tour trying different kinds of Asahi beer. Then we walked over to a small little sake/liquor shop that was run by one of the sake masters of Japan. While there we ended up running into the sake master (he usually isn't there due to his scheduling) and got to taste some delicious sake. We ended up purchasing a bottle that the sake master had brewed himself. From there, Ichi gave us a guided tour of the Senso-ji temple area. Although we had gone to see the temple the day before, this tour was nice cause Ichi was willing to take all the photos of me and my husband that we didn't get the day before. Then he took us to get food at one of his favorite places. Ichi did all the ordering for us after learning the kind of things we were willing to try. I can't remember everything that we had but I do remember eating some beef intestine soup, some fried tofu, chicken skewers and some fried ham. From there we ended up going to a little place for some savory pancakes (okonomiyaki). There are different kinds from different regions and they are made up of what you want to put in them (usually cabbage, onion, egg, seaweed, some kind of meat etc). Ichi walked us back to our subway line and we ended up walking by some Sumo wrestlers who were out eating for the night. We were very pleased with the experience provided by Ichi and Japan Wonder travel and would suggest the tour to everyone!
Reviewed by Emily S on 12nd June 2016

“Ichi-san did a great job.”
Our tour guide, Ichi-san, gave a great tour of the fish and outer markets. The sushi-making class was fun and tasty, too. Ich“Excellent tours”
Since I was visiting Tokyo for a limited time, I wanted to optimize my touring experience. The Tsukiji Fish Market and Asakusa Street Food and Local Drink Tours helped me to accomplish this goal. My guide on both excursions was Ichi and he was excellent. Under his guidance, we explored the inner and outer markets at Tsukiji and sampled many tasty treats. I was the only client with Ichi for the Asakusa Street Food and Local Drink Tour, and he not only made certain I sampled the best beer, sake and food Asakusa had to offer, but he also answered my many questions about religion and customs in Japan. He deferred my questions about sake to the sake master we meet during the tour. All in all, two excellent tours and two memorable experiences!
Reviewed by AnnArg01 on 23th May 2016

“Excellent tours”
Since I was visiting Tokyo for a limited time, I wanted to optimize my touring experience. The Tsukiji Fish Market and Asakusa Street Food and Local Drink Tours helped me to accomplish this goal. My guide on both excursions was Ichi and he was excellent. Under his guidance, we explored the inner and outer markets at Tsukiji and sampled many tasty treats. I was the only client with Ichi for the Asakusa Street Food and Local Drink Tour, and he not only made certain I sampled the best beer, sake and food Asakusa had to offer, but he also answered my many questions about religion and customs in Japan. He deferred my questions about sake to the sake master we meet during the tour. All in all, two excellent tours and two memorable experiences!
Reviewed by kacoerver on 1st May 2016

“Food and Drink in Tokyo”
Took the food and drink tour, it was just myself and the guide Ichi, we started with beer tasting and then Sake and finished with more beer......the guide was excellent, plenty of great information and happy to talk about beer and food, at the Sake tasting it was great to meet the maker of his own brand of Sake, all in all a great tour and a great night.
Reviewed by brett662015 on 30th Apr. 2016

“Don't miss out on a visit to Tsukiji!”
Thank you Ichi and Japan Wonder Travel for a fun memorable morning at Tsukiji. We so enjoyed the sights, sounds and flavors of the fish market with our able and informative guide, Ichi. A visit to Tokyo is not complete without a trip to Tsukiji.
Reviewed by Marian D on 29th Apr. 2016

Please come to Hokkaido!
I look forward to seeing you in Hokkaido.

Ichi







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