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  •   Kushiro marshland walking tour
  •   Kushiro marshland observatories ( including 2 best-kept secret spots )
  •   delicious local specialties for lunch


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 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 8


133.50 USD

total price for up to 8 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

If you are interested in nature beauty, Kushiro marshland national park is must to visit. Kushiro marshland national park is the largest marshland in Japan and is registered wetland under the Ramsar convention. The area originally was a part of sea. The accumulation of peat started 3000 years ago and formed the marshland. The Kushiro river and its tributaries run through the area and 3 big lakes are located. About 80% of the peat land is a low moor dominated by a reed and sedge community and alder forest. The plant community in the wetland has a variety of species including Marsh Jacob's Ladder, a relics of the ice-age. There are 26 species of mammals and 170 species of birds. Japanese cranes, Steller's sea eagles and Shiberian salamanders.
Thus, you have chances to come across these unique species during walking and enjoy untouched nature in Kushiro marshland.
I will guide you to one walking tour, 3 observatories including best-kept secret spots, and nice local lunch.
If any requests, I will also take you to Kushiro river canoeing in the marsh land.
This tour is also available during winter season however, some observatories may be closed in winter season.

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee ( you and your guide)
entrance fee for Kushiro marshland observatory (470 yen / person)
Kushiro river canoeing costs ( generally less than 20,000 yen /person, If you request canoeing, inform me in advance.) 

Your guide comes from Sapporo by bus so bus fare wil 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

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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6 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

7 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

8 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

10 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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