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Akan Chauffeur Tours/Akan Tourism Charter/Kushiro Cycling Tours

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Greetings

Akan Mashu National Park, Kushiro Marsh National Park, Shiretoko National Park, Please come experience some of Japan's most pristine nature.
An experienced driver will guide you through the expansive nature of Hokkaido in a tour arranged to feature what can be experienced only in that season, at that time, and in that place. The drivers are tourism professionals who will help with your travel planning. They will also adapt to sudden on-the-day changes to scheduling. Fully enjoy sightseeing around Hokkaido from the private space of a chartered vehicle instead of traveling through scenic spots on a large, conventional tour bus.

From a "seeing" based tourism to an "experience" based tourism



Sightseeing Area

Introduction to vehicle models

We offer three types of vehicles to meet your needs. You can choose the most suitable vehicle for the number of passengers and type of usage.

Toyota Crown

Standard-sized car (Toyota Crown)

A small number of passengers can enjoy a comfortable trip in this quiet vehicle that a conventional car cannot offer. Passenger capacity up to 4 people and storage for 2 large trunks.

Toyota Prius

Standard-sized car (Toyota Prius)

A convenient size for families. Luggage for the whole family can be stored. Passenger capacity up to 4 people and storage for 2 large trunks and a small trunk.

Toyota HiAce

Jumbo taxi (Toyota HiAce)

The passenger space and luggage compartment are jumbo sized. This vehicle can be used for various purposes. Passenger capacity up to 9 people with enough storage space to accommodate each person's luggage.


Recommended summer route
(Lake Akan Onsen arrival/departure) April - October


1. Akan / Mashu Perfect Course

1. Akan / Mashu Perfect Course

Lake Mashu

This is a luxurious route for visiting the famous and scenic spots in Akan Mashu National Park.
The vestiges of the former volcano are still seen across the caldera. Explore the unique allure of each location with your guide driver in a way that is not possible by guide books alone.


Standard-sized car
45,080
yen
(tax included)
Jumbo taxi
62,860
yen
(tax included)
Required time
7 hours
Course Lake akan lakeside hotels Sogakudai Bihoro Pass Lake Kussharo Kaminoko Ike Pond Lake Mashu Lake akan lakeside hotels

2. Kushiro Wetlands Full experience program

2. Kushiro Wetlands Full experience program

The view from Hoso-oka Observatory

We will take you to the best locations in Kushiro Marsh National Park as according to your scheduled time. You may encounter some wildlife along the way. If you wish, you can also walk along the wooden paths at each location.


Standard-sized car
32,200 - 45,080yen(tax included)
Jumbo taxi
44,900 - 62,860
yen
(tax included)
Required time
5 - 7 hours
Course
(7 hours)
Lake akan lakeside hotels Onnenai Visitor Center Kushiro Marsh Observatory Hoso-oka Observatory Lake akan lakeside hotels

3. Natural World Heritage site "Shiretoko" Course

Natural World Heritage site Shiretoko Course

Mount Raus seen from Shiretoko Pass

Shiretoko National Park is designated as a Natural World Heritage site. After fully experiencing this pristine nature, you will see Kunashiri Island from the Shiretoko Pass.
A long distance route for you to fully enjoy eastern Hokkaido.

Standard-sized car
51,520
yen
(tax included)
Jumbo taxi
71,840
yen
(tax included)
Required time
8 hours
Course Lake akan lakeside hotels Shari town Utoro Shiretoko Pass Michi-No-Eki Shiretoko Rausu Kaiyodai Teshikaga town Lake akan lakeside hotels

4. Onneto route via cycling support taxi

Onneto route via cycling support taxi

Onneto and Meakandake, Akanfuji


We will aim for Onneto Yu-no-taki, a secret lake in Akan Mashu National Park, on electrically assisted mountain bikes. It is a tour full of adventure to fully experience the active volcano, Akan forest, and lake.

Per person
15,000
yen
(tax included)
Includes support taxi, guide rider, electric assist, mountain bike rental, helmet rental, supplementary food, coffee, and damage insurance.
Required time
Approximately 4 hours
Course Meet at Lake Akan Onsen (board support taxi) Onneto entrance (get off support taxi) Travel to campsite on electric assisted mountain bike Walk from campsite to Yu-no-taki Rest Walk to campsite Campsite (board support taxi) Lake Akan Onsen arrival

Onneto route via cycling support taxi

"Detours option" recommended by our tour drivers!! Summer.

Watanabetaiken Farm (Teshikaga town)

This farm is a certified national dairy farming educational farm.
You can learn about the symbiotic relationship between people and nature, the importance of food and the warmth of life while being in direct contact with cows. It offers many enjoyable programs to experience learning about nature.

Watanabetaiken Farm
Watanabetaiken Farm

Experience programs (various types) Required time: 30 minutes to 1 hour. You may also choose to have lunch. Please inquire with us.

Photo gallery

Recommended winter route
(Lake Akan Onsen arrival/departure) November - March

5. Akan / Mashu Perfect Course in winter

Akan / Mashu perfect course in winter

Lake Mashu in winter

The winter in Hokkaido is severe and long, but there are things that can be experienced only during this time. Please enjoy the scenery coloured only by the white of snow and the blue of sky.


Standard-sized car
51,520
yen
(tax included)
Jumbo taxi
62,860
yen
(tax included)
Required time
7 hours
Course Lake akan lakeside hotels Sogakudai Bihoro Pass Lake Kussharo Mt. Ioh Lake Mashu Lake akan lakeside hotels

6. Japanese Cranes course

Japanese Cranes course

Japanese Cranes

A driver deeply familiar with photographing wild birds will guide you through the best spots as appropriate for the season and time. Let us witness the dance of the Japanese cranes in a world of white and silver.


Standard-sized car
32,200
yen
(tax included)
Jumbo taxi
44,900
yen
(tax included)
Requred time
5 hours
Course Lake akan lakeside hotels Akan International Crane Center GRUS Tsurui Town Lake akan lakeside hotels

7. Abashiri's drift ice course

Abashiri's drift ice course

Abashiri's drift ice

Abashiri is at 44 degrees north latitude. The coast of Okhotsk is the southernmost limit where the sea still freezes.
Fresh water from the Amur River, the largest river in the Far East, flows into the sea of Okhotsk where it freezes and grows as it travels southward, forming a spectacular field of ice floes that can only be seen during this period. Please come experience this magnificent scene.
You can also enjoy boarding an icebreaker or ice fishing for smelt.


Standard-sized car
51,520
yen
(tax included)
Jumbo taxi
71,840
yen
(tax included)
Required time
8 hours
Course Lake akan lakeside hotels Abashiri city Ice floe tour Bihoro Pass or Abashiri Prison Museum Lake akan lakeside hotels

*The sightseeing program can be freely altered to accommodate your budget and time.
*The fees are estimates, Please contact us for more information.
*The sightseeing program does not include entrance fees to facilities or parking fees.
*Please note that routes may change depending on factors such as the weather.

"Detours option" recommended by our tour drivers!! Winter.

Fat bike tour on snow (Reservation required)

The locals and people of Hokkaido enjoy passing time during the long winter by skiing and skating on the snow and ice around them. However the new activity of riding "fat bikes (bicycles)" on snow and ice has recently been attracting much attention. Only in winter can you experience the unique feeling of riding through the snow and the numbing cold. Please inquire with us when reserving your chartered tour vehicle.

Standard-sized car
Standard-sized car

Various places in Kushiro, approximately 1 hour (Reservation required)Please inquire with us.

Access to Lake Akan

Access

Duration from each city of Hokkaido

  • SapporoKitamiLake Akan Lakeside
    By bus: Approximately 6 hours 10 minutes (360km) 8,080 yen
  • New Chitose Airport ObihiroLake Akan lakeside
    By bus: Approximately 6 hours 10 minutes (323km) 5,590 yen
  • Asahikawa Lake Akan lakeside
    By bus: Approximately 5 hours 3 minutes (230km) 5,300 yen
  • Kitami Lake Akan lakeside
    By bus: Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes (68km) 2,100 yen
  • Obihiro Lake Akan lakeside
    By bus: 2 hours 30 minutes (120km) 2,030 yen
  • Kushiro Lake Akan lakeside
    By bus: 2 hours (78.6km) 2,750 yen

Duration from each Airport of Hokkaido

  • Kushiro Airport Lake Akan lakeside
    By bus: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes (Approximately 57km) 2,190 yen
    By car: Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Nakashibetsu Airport Lake Akan lakeside
    By car: Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes (Approximately 90km)
  • Memanbetsu Airport Lake Akan lakeside
    By car: Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes (Approximately 70km)


bus routes



Leave it to us if you are looking to tour Akan-Mashu/Kushiro marsh

Akan Chauffeur Tours
Taxi company specilizing in sightseeing
Akan Chauffeur Tours
4-7-3 Akankoonsen, Akan-cho, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaido
Tel: +81-154-67-3311 Fax: +81-154-67-2807
Official website
Akan Tourism Charter
Taxi company specializing in cycling and tourism
Akan Tourism Charter
2-4-7 Akancho Shimmachi, Kushiro, Hokkaido
Tel: +81-154-66-3221 Fax: +81-154-66-3222
Official website
Kushiro Cycling Tours
The pioneers of providing cycling support taxis in Eastern Hokkaido
Kushiro Cycling Tours
2-4-7 Akancho Shimmachi, Kushiro, Hokkaido
Tel: +81-154-66-3221 Fax: +81-154-66-3222
Official website