Canoeing on Lake Kussharo and Kushiro River

Enjoy a wonderful canoe ride around the lake and into the river. Year-round, the views are breathtaking and you can find a variety of birds and other wildlife along the river. In the winter, special warm suits are prepared for you, so you don’t have to worry about the cold.

Host company: Kussharo ECO Tours

Snow Shoes Animal Tracking

Set out with a guide and head into the wild. Your guide will choose an appropriate location in the area based on information regarding recent animal activity and sightings.

Host company: National Park Tourism Teshikaga



↓ ↓ ↓ Model Courses ↓ ↓ ↓

Model Course #1

Day 1
Transfer from Kushiro Airport to Kawayu
Along the way, make a stop at the Tsurui-Ito Tancho Sanctuary to observe and learn about Japanese cranes.
Check-in to hotel

Day 2
AM: Wildlife viewing around Lake Kussharo
PM: Bird watching in Kiyosato Town (White-tailed Eagle, Steller’s Sea Eagle, etc.)
Chances to see deer, foxes, and other wildlife throughout the day.

Day 3
AM: Canoe ride on Lake Kussharo and Kushiro River (deer, fox, eagle, mink, etc.)
PM: Snow shoes animal tracking around Lake Mashu (deer, fox, etc.)

Day 4
Return to Kushiro Airport or continue on to next destination in Hokkaido.

Model Course #2

Day 1
Arrive to Kushiro Airport
Transfer to Lake Akan
Stop along the way to observe and learn about Japanese cranes
Check-in to hotel

Day 2
Akankohan Eco-museum Center
Nature walk Lake Akan to the Bokke mud bubbles
Transfer to Kawayu
Nature walk around Lake Kussharo area
Kawayu Eco-museum Center
Check-in to hotel

Day 3
AM: Canoe ride on Lake Kussharo and Kushiro River (deer, fox, eagle, mink, etc.)
PM: Snow shoes animal tracking around Lake Mashu (deer, fox, etc.)

Day 4
Return to Kushiro Airport or continue on to next destination in Hokkaido.

Optional morning and night activities

1) Japanese cranes at dawn observation
2) Lake Mashu frozen fog morning tour
3) Star gazing from Lake Mashu Observation Deck
Host Company: National Park Tourism Teshikaga


Tour & Activity Providers

National Park Tourism Teshikaga

Website: https://tourism-teshikaga.co.jp/

Kussharo ECO Tours

Website: http://kussharo-eco.com/