AINU CULTURE and the History of
2nights 3days

Experience Ainu culture at Lake Akan and visit some of the most famous hot springs of eastern Hokkaido Arrive at Tancho Kushiro Airport and depart from Memanbetsu Airport

Lake Akan is a hot spring area where visitors can experience traditional Ainu arts & culture. Once you’ve had your fill of strolling through the hot springs district and appreciating the stage shows, your next destination is Kawayu Onsen, where the scent of sulfur lingers in the air. On the nighttime tour you can look out at the star-filled night sky from Lake Mashu Observatory No.1, then the next morning it’s off to see Mt. Iou. After you’ve experienced two of Hokkaido’s most famous hot spring areas here, on the final day the tour wraps up with a trip to the port town of Abashiri facing the Sea of Okhotsk. So come along on this trip through eastern Hokkaido and experience the traditions & hot springs inherited by this land blessed by nature!

Course Outline

DAY1 +more

Tancho Kushiro Airport Tancho Kushiro Airport

Tancho Kushiro Airport

2 hours by bus

Lake Akan Ainu Kotan

10 minutes on foot

Lake Akan Ainu Theater Ikor

5 minutes on foot

DAY2 +more

DAY3 +more

Abashiri Prison Museum

5 minutes by bus

Memanbetsu Airport Memanbetsu Airport

Memanbetsu Airport