Teshikaga-cho sightseeing business and industry section
Lake Mashu Tourism Association
〒088-3211 5-1, Chuo 1-chome, Teshikaga-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
■ Lake Mashu
World leading transparent lake, the color is called Mashu blue.
It a mysterious lake where the water level does not change despite no rivers flowing in or out.
■ Lake Kussharo
The biggest caldera lake in Japan. A shore is along it and is dotted with a hot springs and campgrounds, and an island 12 kilometers in circumference floats in the center.
■ Sand bath
A hot spring begins to spring up when you dig the lakeside sand here approximately 10 centimeters deep. You can enjoy it as a family.
■ Bihorotoge Pass
The middle island appears to lay in Lake Kussharo from this appropriately called superb view of the land.
■ Wakoto Peninsula
The peninsula pushing out into Lake Kussharo. There is a 2.5 kilometer promenade that you can enjoy a nature walk for approximately one hour.
Teshikaga-cho is the town that owns approximately 56% of Akan National Park and the town that introduces to Asia the popular sightseeing spots of Lake Mashu and Lake Kussharo.
To go to Teshikaga-cho it takes about 80 minutes by rail from Kushiro City, and about 100 minutes to the popular Kawayu Onsen Station. Near the 3 airports of East Hokkaido (Kushiro Airport, Nakashibetsu Airport, Memanbetsu Airport that fly between Tokyo Haneda Airport), it is an area of scenic beauty, please come and visit Teshikaga the town of fantastic Hokkaido hot springs.
|Early to late February : Diamond Dust in KAWAYU
There are ice candles arranged in the forest of Kawayu. The vapor rising from the hot springs crystalizes in the cold air forming diamond dust creating an even more mysterious world.
|Mid February : Mashu winter festival
The event where you can fully experience Mashu in the cold of winter with fireworks display, snow statue contest, tug of war on ice, Japanese BBQ in the cold, and ice candles.
|Mid May to the end of October : Sea-of-clouds tour
It's an early morning tour over looking the spreading sea of clouds from the Mashu observation platform. Your breath will be taken away by the beauty of the world below being swallowed up by the layer of white.
|Mid July to mid August : Hot spring town Kawayu headspring festival
The old‐fashioned summer festival is held. You can enjoy ring toss, target practice, cheap snack vendors, traditional Ainu (Indigenous Hokkaido people) dance performance and more.
|Late August : Shin soba festival
Teshikaga Town soba buckwheat is a high quality buckwheat named Mashu wheat.You can enjoy a variety of soba cuisine.
|All year: Mashu Lake star journey
This is a night tour going to gaze at the panoramic night view at the Mashu observation platform.
Enveloped in a world of silence, that night, the Milky Way will be within your reach...
|All year : Canoe
These days canoeing is familiar as a popular activity in Hokkaido.
Take in the stunning beauty of Lake Kussharo and Kussharo river that are known as sacred places by canoe enthusiasts.
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(Adults 3670 yen, Children 1830 yen)
*The bus bound for Kawayu Onsen (Taiho sumo memorial hall) from Kawayu-Onsen Station, will depart according to its arrival.
|Lake Mashu |
|Lake Mashu |
|Departing Kawayu-Onsen sta.||8:40a.m.||10:50a.m.||2:00p.m.||4:25p.m.|
|Arriving in Lake Mashu 3rd||9:00a.m.||11:10a.m.||2:20p.m.||4:45p.m.|
|Arriving in Lake Mashu 1st||9:05a.m.||11:15a.m.||2:25p.m.||4:50p.m.|
|Departing Lake Mashu 1st||9:40a.m.||11:55a.m.||3:05p.m.||5:30p.m.|
|Departing Lake Mashu 3rd||9:45a.m.||0:00p.m.||3:10p.m.||5:35p.m.|
|Arriving in Kawayu Onsen||10:05a.m.||0:20p.m.||3:30p.m.||5:55p.m.|
|Departing Kawayu Onsen||10:10a.m.||1:20p.m.||3:35p.m.||6:00p.m.|
|Arriving in Mt. Iou||10:15a.m.||1:25p.m.||3:40p.m.||6:05p.m.|
|Departing Mt. Iou||10:35a.m.||1:45p.m.||4:00p.m.||6:25p.m.|
|Departing Taiho sumo memorial hall||10:40a.m.||1:50p.m.||4:05p.m.||6:30p.m.|
|Arriving in Sunayu||10:50a.m.||2:00p.m.||4:15p.m.||－|
|Departing Wakoto Peninsula||11:20a.m.||2:30p.m.||4:45p.m.||－|
|Departing Kussharo Prince Hotel||11:25a.m.||2:35p.m.||4:50p.m.||－|
|Arriving in Bihorotoge Pass||11:45a.m.||2:55p.m.||－||－|
|Departing Bihorotoge Pass||0:30p.m.||3:25p.m.||－||－|
|Departing Kussharo Prince Hotel||0:45p.m.||3:40p.m.||4:50p.m.||－|
|Departing Wakoto Peninsula||0:50p.m.||3:45p.m.||4:55p.m.||－|
|Departing Taiho sumo memorial hall||1:15p.m.||4:10p.m.||5:20p.m.||－|
|Departing Mt. Iou||1:20p.m.||4:15p.m.||5:25p.m.||－|
|Arriving in Kawayu-Onsen sta.||1:25p.m.||4:20p.m.||5:30p.m.||－|
*④ is until September 9th
|Departing Mashu sta.||8:40a.m.||10:30a.m.||2:05p.m.||3:55p.m.|
|Departing Mashu youth||8:49a.m.||10:39a.m.||2:14p.m.||4:04p.m.|
|Departing Lake Mashu 1st||9:00a.m.||10:50a.m.||2:25p.m.||4:15p.m.|
|Arriving in Lake Mashu 3rd||9:05a.m.||10:55a.m.||2:30p.m.||4:20p.m.|
|Departing Lake Mashu 3rd||9:20a.m.||11:10a.m.||2:45p.m.||4:35p.m.|
|Arriving in Lake Mashu 1st||9:25a.m.||11:15a.m.||2:50p.m.||4:40p.m.|
|Departing Lake Mashu 1st||9:40a.m.||11:30a.m.||3:05p.m.||4:55p.m.|
|Departing Mashu youth||9:45a.m.||11:35a.m.||3:10p.m.||5:00p.m.|
|Arriving in Mashu sta.||10:00a.m.||11:50a.m.||3:25p.m.||5:15p.m.|
*limited time service
*Because the bus is unable to change direction between Lake Mashu 1st observatory and 3rd observatory, transportation will transfer to jumbo taxi.
During rush hour, jumbo taxis may be in full use, and may be unavailable. Please be understanding.
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