Akan is a popular sightseeing spot in Hokkaido, as well as being an important point of traffic for Eastern Hokkaido sightseeing. The sightseeing of the Akan district, I introduce Akan as the base place of the short sightseeing of neighboring cities, towns and villages for getting to and back from in a day.

Walking in Akan

A popular sightseeing spot is Akan in Hokkaido for those coming over from many countries to enjoy Mashu Akan National Park. The center is former Old Akan. It is currently Kushiro City in the Akan district, a place with Akanko Onsen.
The Akanko Onsen bus terminal (BT) is connected to many buses including buses from Kushiro Station, Kushiro Airport, as well as buses that run between Asahikawa Station in the north of Hokkaido to Sounkyo Onsen, buses from the bus terminal of Obihiro Station in the east of Hokkaido, buses from Sapporo Station, buses from Kitami, and more.
Therefore, as well as the sightseeing of the Akan district, I introduce Akan as the base place of the short sightseeing of neighboring cities, towns and villages for getting to and back from in a day.
In particular we can give you information related to; walks around Lake Akan and sightseeing spot you can visit by bus, the sightseeing areas for watching Japanese cranes by bus, sightseeing attractions by bus and on foot in Kushiro, and bus information for areas around the Akanko Onsen BT.

How to see Akan 1 <Point of sightseeing>

In 1934, the first national park in Japan was established in the Akan district. After that the Mashu Akan national park that became the standard for national parks of Japan. Since then, 80 have been established.
It has been protected, and these natural environments have been kept in good condition all the time by local people.
There is no artificial sightseeing in Akan. Everything receives the benefit of the magnificent nature, and the Lake Akan area stands as a center of the sightseeing for the East Hokkaido district.

At Akan Onsen there is the natural monument marimo lake moss, Lake Akan sightseeing, the Ainu village where you can learn about the Ainu civilization, and the Bokke walk where you can observe volcanic activity.
Additionally, you can observe Japanese cranes which are natural monuments.There is the canoe experience in the national park, lakeside camping, as well as activities on the ice covered winter lake, that all deliver the experience of the air and water of the Akan district.

Akanko Onsen also pays attention to being connected to Shiretoko, Okhotsk, Daisetsuzan, and other popular sightseeing spots of Hokkaido including Tokachi as a main bus terminal of Eastern Hokkaido sightseeing.

9 routes from Akanko Onsen


9 routes from Akanko Onsen

Akankoonsen BT (bus terminal) departure and arrival line

Time requiredFeeTimetable
①JR Kushiro Station (all year)110minutes2,700 yen   Akan Bus Timetable   
②Kushiro Airport (all year)65minutes2,150 yen   Akan Bus Timetable   
③Sapporo Station BT (until July 31)520minutes6,000 yen Abashiri Kanko Kotsu Timetable 
④Obihiro BT (from August 1)150minutes2,000 yen Abashiri Kanko Kotsu Timetable 
⑤Asahikawa BT (all year)305minutes8,590 yen   Akan Bus Timetable   
⑥Sounkyo Onsen (all year)151minutes3,350 yen   Akan Bus Timetable   
⑦Kitami BT (all year)70minutes1,850 yen   Akan Bus Timetable   
⑧Abashiri BT (Winter)195minutes6,000 yen Abashiri Kanko Kotsu Timetable 
⑨JR Mashu Station (July 14 - October 8)60minutes1,500 yen   Akan Bus Timetable   

 

Access to other areas is plentiful from the hot springs of Lake Akan at the center.

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How to see Akan 2<Sightseeing spots and bus stops>

Sightseeing spots in the Akan area

Please check out the outlying tourist attractions in the great outdoors of Lake Akan.
It can be roughly divided into 1) lakeside sightseeing (including the Ainu civilization) and Onsen experience, 2) Oakandake mountain climbing, activities, seeing beautiful locations, 3) observation of Japanese cranes.

1) lakeside sightseeing 2) Oakandake mountain climbing, activities, seeing beautiful locations


Akanko Onsen → Kushiro Station (Akan Bus, Akan line)

○ Airport Liner
※ Running from July to October
  1. Akanko Onsen BT → Lake Akan Ainu village, Ainu Theater Ikor, Bokke Nature Sightseeing Trail, Lake Akan Pleasure Boat
    7:35a.m. 10:25a.m. ○11:40a.m. ※0:20p.m. 4:00p.m. ○4:50p.m.
  2. 滝口takiguchi)
  3. 雄阿寒分岐(oakan-bunki)
  4. 第1飽別(daiichi-akubetsu)
  5. 上徹別(kamiteshibetsu)
  6. 第2上徹別(daini-kamiteshibetsu)
  7. 47線(yonjunanasen)
  8. 第3蘇牛(daisan-soushi)
  9. 大畑(ohata)
  10. 西鉄別入口(nishiteshibetsu-iriguchi)
  11. 中徹別(nakateshibetsu)
  12. 下徹別(shimoteshibetsu)
  13. 29線(nijukyusen)
  14. 27線(nijunanasen)
  15. 26線(nijurokusen)
  16. 25線(nijugosen)+
  17. 丹頂の里(tancho-no-sato) → Michi-no-Eki “Akan Tancho no Sato", Akan International Crane Center [GRUS], Japanese Crane Observation Center
    8:15a.m. 11:05a.m. ○0:35p.m. ※1:00p.m. 4:40p.m. ○5:45p.m.
  18. 22線(nijunisen)
  19. 20線(nijusen)
  20. 18線(juhachisen)
  21. 阿寒町(akancho)
  22. 行政センター前(gyosei-center-mae)
  23. 小学校前(shogakko-mae)
  24. 阿寒高校前(akan-koko-mae)
  25. 旭町(asahimachi)
  26. 阿寒町入口(akancho-iriguchi)
  27. 鹿の沢入口(shikanosawa-iriguchi)
  28. 片山前(katayama-mae)
  29. 迂遠別入口(uenbetsu-iriguchi)
  30. 迂遠別橋(uenbetsubashi)
  31. 迂遠別変電所(uenbetsu-hendensho)  → Transfer to the Akan-honcho line (platform for the zoo [dobutsuen])
    8:27a.m. 11:17a.m. ※1:12p.m. 4:52p.m.
  32. 沼館牧場(numadate-bokujo)
  33. 17号(junanago)
  34. 鶴公園(tsuru-koen) → Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park
    8:31a.m. 11:21a.m. ※1:16p.m. 4:56p.m.
  35. 鶴丘9線(tsuruoka-kyusen)
  36. 鶴丘(tsuruoka)
  37. 釧路空港(kushiro kuko) → Kushiro Airport
    8:35a.m. 11:25a.m. ○1:00p.m. ※1:35p.m. 5:00p.m. ○6:10p.m.
  38. 鶴ヶ丘学園(tsurugaoka-gakuen)
  39. 流通センター(ryutsu-center)
  40. バラス山(barasuyama)
  41. 北畜前(hokuchiku-mae)
  42. よつ葉乳業(yotsuba-nyugyo)
  43. 高専前(kosen-mae)
  44. 大楽毛分岐(otanoshike-bunki)
  45. 大楽毛駅前(otanoshike-ekimae)
  46. 大楽毛3丁目(otanoshike-sanchome)
  47. 王子製紙正門(ouji-seishi-seimon)
  48. 大楽毛2丁目(otanoshike-nichome)
  49. 大楽毛1丁目(otanoshike-icchome)
  50. 星が浦大通5丁目(hoshigaura-odori-gochome)
  51. 星が浦大通4丁目(hoshigaura-odori-yonchome)
  52. 星が浦大通3丁目(hoshigaura-odori-sanchome)
  53. 星が浦大通2丁目(hoshigaura-odori-nichome)
  54. ショッピングセンター(shopping-center)
  55. 星が浦大通1丁目(hoshigaura-odori-icchome)
  56. 鳥取大通9丁目(tottori-odori-kyuchome)
  57. 鳥取分岐(tottori-bunki)  → Transfer to the Tsurui line (platform for the Kushiro Mashland)
    8:55a.m. 11:45a.m. ※1:55p.m. 5:20p.m.
  58. 西郵便局前(nishi-yubinkyoku-mae)
  59. 陸運支局(rikuunshikyoku)
  60. 鳥取大通5丁目(tottori-odori-gochome)
  61. 鳥取大通4丁目(tottori-odori-yonchome)
  62. 鳥取神社前(tottori-jinjya-mae)
  63. 鳥取大通3丁目(tottori-odori-sanchome)
  64. 鳥取大通2丁目(tottori-odori-nichome)
  65. 治水入口(jisui-iriguchi)
  66. 新橋大通6丁目(shinbashi-odori-rokuchome)
  67. 新橋大通4丁目(shinbashi-odori-yonchome)
  68. 大曲(omagari)
  69. 日赤通り(nisseki-dori)
  70. 共栄大通7丁目(kyoei-odori-nanachome)
  71. 三共(sankyo)
  72. 道銀前(dogin-mae)
  73. 駅北口(eki-kitaguchi)
  74. 旭町(asahimachi)
  75. 栄町6丁目(sakaemachi-rokuchome)
  76. 十字街7丁目(jujigai-nanachome)
  77. 北陸銀行(hokuriku-ginko)
  78. 釧路駅前(kushiro-ekimae) 9:25a.m. 0:15p.m. 2:25p.m. 5:50p.m.

Timetable


Marimo Exhibition and Observation Center Churui Island Lake Akan Akanko Marimukan Tourist Information Center Lake Akan Pleasure Boat Lake Akan Ainu Theater Ikor Ainu village Ainu Seikatsu Kinenkan Akanko Onsen Bokke Nature Sightseeing Trail Akankohan Eco Museum Center Takimi Bridge Lake Taro and Jiro Mt. O’akan-dake Sokodai Sogakudai Mt. Me’Akan-dake Akanko Bus Center

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3) observation of Japanese cranes

Transfer for the zoo, dobutsuen, from the Uenbetsu transformer substation, henndensho(Akan Bus, Akan-honcho line via Yamahana Onsen)

★ Not running on Saturdays, Sundays, or public holidays.
  1. 変電所前(hendensho-mae) ★7:05a.m. ★8:50a.m. 3:55p.m.
  2. 13号(jusango)
  3. 桜田(sakurada)
  4. 15号(jugogo)
  5. 桜田17号(sakurada-junanago)
  6. 飛鶴橋(hitsurubashi)
  7. 20号(nijugo)
  8. 21号(nijuichigo)
  9. 22号(nijunigo)
  10. リフレ(rifure)
  11. 動物園 (dobutsuen) ★7:16a.m. ★9:01a.m. 4:06p.m.
    【Zoo Hours】
     April 10 - October:9:30a.m.~4:30p.m.
     October 9 - April:10:00a.m.~3:30p.m.

Timetable


Transfer for the Kushiro Marshland Observation Platform, from the Tottori Bunki (Akan Bus, Tsurui line)

  1. 鳥取分岐 (tottori-bunki) 9:15a.m. 10:45a.m. 1:45p.m. 3:05p.m. 5:05p.m.
  2. 鳥取大通9丁目(tottori-odori-kyuchome)
  3. 鳥取北10丁目(tottori-kita-jucchome)
  4. 星が浦北1丁目1(hoshigaura-kita-icchome-ichi)
  5. 星が浦北1丁目3(hoshigaura-kita-nichome-san)
  6. 星が浦北2丁目4(hoshigaura-kita-nichome-yon)
  7. 星が浦北2丁目3(hoshigaura-kita-nichome-san)
  8. 星が浦北3丁目(hoshigaura-kita-sanchome)
  9. 鶴野小学校(tsuruno-shogakko)
  10. 地区会館前(chikukaikan-mae)
  11. ニュータウン入口(new-town-iriguchi)
  12. 北斗76(hokuto-nanajuroku)
  13. 北斗橋(hokutobashi)
  14. 野生動物保護センター(yaseidobutsu-hogo-center)
  15. 北斗坂下(hokutosakashita)
  16. 湿原展望台 (shitsugen-tenbodai) 9:33a.m. 11:03a.m. 2:03p.m. 3:23p.m. 5:23p.m.
    【Observation Hours】
     May - October:8:30a.m.~6:00p.m.
     November - April:9:00a.m.~5:00p.m.

Timetable


Japanese Crane Observation Center Akan International Crane Center GRUS Michi-no-Eki “Akan Tancho no Sato Kushiroshi Zoo Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park Kushiro Airport(Bus) Tancho Kushiro Airport Kushiro Wetlands Kushiro-shi Marshland Observation Platform Kushiro Station Kushiro Station Bus Terminal

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Akan line
Akan-honcho line
Tsurui line

Kushiro city tourist attractions

4194Fisherman’s Wharf MOOMOO

Kushiro Station → for the Nusamai Bridge (Kushiro Bus, Takuboku Junkan line)

  1. 釧路駅前(kushiro-ekimae)
  2. Washo Market
  3. 和商市場(washo-ichiba) → 和商市場
  4. こども遊学館前(kodomo-yugakukanmae) → Children's Museum Kodomo Yugakukan
  5. プリンスホテル前(prins-hotel-mae)
  6. 国際交流センター前(kokusai-kouryu-center-mae) → Kushiro Tourism & International Relations Center, Kushiro Art Museum
  7. フィッシャーマンズワーフMOO(Fisherman's Wharf MOO) → Fisherman's Wharf MOO, Nusamai Bridge
  8. 啄木通(takuboku-dori)
  9. 小奴の碑(koyakkonohi) → Kobunkan
  10. 啄木ゆめ公園(takuboku-yume-koen)
  11. 休み坂(yasumizaka)
  12. 波止場通(hatoba-dori)
  13. 米町公園(yonemachi-koen) → Itsukushima Shrine
  14. 釧路崎灯台(kushirosaki-todai)
  15. 寺街通(teramachi-dori)
  16. 弁天ケ浜(bentengahama)
  17. やよい公園前(yayoi-koenmae)
  18. 聞名寺前(monmyoji-mae)
  19. 米町1丁目(yonemachi-icchome)
  20. しゃも寅通(shamotora-dori)
  21. 浦見4丁目(urami-yonchome)
  22. 浦見3丁目(urami-sanchome)
  23. 浦見2丁目(urami-nichome)
  24. 三慈会病院(sanjikai-byoin) → Kushiro City Museum of Art
  25. 十字街(jujigai)
  26. 十字街7丁目(jujigai-nanachome)
  27. 北陸銀行(hokuriku-ginko)
  28. 釧路駅前(kushiro-ekimae)

Timetable



Kushiro Station → for Harutori (Kushiro Bus, Shirakaba line)

  1. 釧路駅前(kushiro-ekimae)
  2. 北陸銀行(hokuriku-ginko)
  3. 十字街7丁目(jujigai-nanachome)
  4. 十字街(jujigai)
  5. 三慈会病院(sanjikai-byoin) → Kushiro City Museum of Art
  6. 富士見3丁目(fujimi-sanchome)
  7. 住吉郵便局(sumiyoshi-yubinkyoku)
  8. 幣舞中学校(nusamai-chugakko)
  9. 市立病院(shiritsu-byoin) → Kushiro City Museum
  10. 鶴ヶ岱2丁目(tsurugadai-nichome)
  11. 春採公園(harutori-koen) → Lake Harutori, Charanke Chashi
  12. 春採アイスアリーナ(harutori-ice-arena)
  13. コーチャンフォー(coach-and-four)
  14. コープさっぽろ中央店(coop-sapporo-chuoten)
  15. 曙団地入口(akebono-danchi-iriguchi)
  16. スカイロード(sky-road) → Coal Mine Museum
  17. 桜ヶ岡入口(sakuragaoka-iriguchi)
  18. 益浦入口(masuura-iriguchi)
  19. 桜ヶ岡6丁目(sakuragaoka-rokuchome)
  20. 電話交換局前(denwa-kokankyoku-mae)
  21. 附属小学校(fuzoku-shogakko)
  22. 白樺入口(shirakaba-iriguchi)
  23. 白樺台ターミナル(shirakabadai-terminal)
  24. 東雲小学校(shinonome-shogakko)
  25. 白樺台通(shirakabadai-dori)
  26. 白樺青空公園(shirakaba-aozora-koen)
  27. 白樺台(shirakabadai)

Timetable


Kushiro Mashland Train “Norokko-gou” Tsurugatai Charanke Chashi Kushiro City Museum Lake Harutori Coal Mine Museum Kushiro Station Kushiro Station Bus Terminal Kushiro Tourism & International Relations Center Nusamai Bridge Kushiro City Museum of Art Kushiro Washo Market Kushiro Children’s Museum Kodomo Yugakukan Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido Fisherman’s Wharf MOO Kushiro Kobunkan Itsukushima Shrine Chiyonoura Marine Park

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