Hokkaido's Akan bus, Japanese Crane, Lake Akan, Lake Mashu, Kushiro Marshland, Kushiro airport, from Kushiro to Shiretoko, from Sapporo to Kushiro, from Asahikawa to Kushiro via Souunkyou

If you go to Kushiro city, Lake Akan・Lake Kussharo・Lake Mashu or Kushiro Marshland, get on Akan bus. Akan bus offers unique regular tourist bus services in summer and winter. We support your nature travel in eastern Hokkaido. You can make reservations with us.

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Going to Lake Akan, Lake Mashu and Kushiro Marshland

AKAN BUS Co.,Ltd.


191-208, Aikoku, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaido
TEL:+81-154-37-2221

AKAN BUS Co.,Ltd.

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・Sapporo - Kushiro
・Asahikawa - via Souunkyou - Kushiro
・Kitami - Kushiro


8 recommended points
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Lake Akan and Marimo (moss ball)

■Lake Akan and Marimo (moss ball)
Marimo is rounded moss ball which is a nationally protected species in Japan. Lake Akan is a bed of Marimo with 600 million including various sizes. Lake Akan is also an area for Hokkaido squirrel, Northern fox, Hokkaido deer, Blakiston's fish owl, Whooper swans and many other wild animals.

Lake Kussharo and sand bath

■Lake Kussharo and sand bath
Lake Kussharo is Japan's biggest crater lake (lake created by volcanic activity). The volcanic activity is still active and when you dig the sand near the shoreline, heated water is exposed. A sulfur mine is nearby.

The first observation point of Lake Mashu

■The first observation point of Lake Mashu
It is the clearest lake in Japan. Lake Mashu is often covered by mist and it is called the Misty Lake Mashu. Also, when the sky is clear, the surface of the lake appears blue, so it is also called Mashu Blue. Both are mysterious sights to see.

Iouzan (a sulfur mine)

■Iouzan (a sulfur mine)
You can smell sulfur and hear the steam bubbling up. It is a popular tourist spot that is dangerous to approach and you can feel the force of the Earth. It is convenient to use the tourist bus, White Pirika, to get there.

Japanese Crane National Park

■Japanese Crane National Park
It is the popular area where you can see nationally protected Japanese cranes in any season or weather. 10 minutes drive from Kushiro airport, from Kushiro station, you can catch the bus, Akan line and it is recommended to use the tourist bus, Shitsugen 55 PASS.

Kushiro Marshland National Park

■Kushiro Marshland National Park
Kushiro Marshland is designated as a protected area for the national treasures and it is the breeding grounds for many animals including Japanese cranes in Kushiro. It is also a wildlife sanctuary registered under the Ramsar Convention. You can enjoy the wild nature by viewing from observation points on the hills, walking on boardwalk or even from canoeing.

Odaitou

■Odaitou
I want to go to Odaitou! Odaitou in Bekkaichou is a little known popular spot along to the Sea of Okhotsk. It is recommended to use Kushiro Hyousetsu line if you want to enjoy the view of the Utase sail ships which are fishing precious hokkai shimaebi, Hokkaido's special prawns, in the ocean or go to Notsuke peninsula.

Shiretoko Peninsula World Heritage Site

■Shiretoko Peninsula World Heritage Site
One side of the Shiretoko peninsula is registered as world heritage. You can catch Shiretoko Rausu line from Shiretoko station to the towns close to the world heritage site, Utoro, west side of peninsula, and Rausu, east side of peninsula.

Welcome

Akan bus offers services to Hokkaido's most popular nature spots including Akan National Park, national treasure Kushiro Marshland National Park and world heritage Shiretoko.
The famous tourist spots in the area are Lake Akan, Lake Mashu, Lake Kussharo, Iouzan, Lake Onnne, Kawayu hot spring, swan viewing, Japanese crane viewing, Kushiro Marshland, Mount Shari, Odaitou, Shiretoko peninsula, Rausu and Utoro. There are many popular hot spring spots, too.
We offer long distance return bus services from Sapporo, Asahikawa and Kitami. Enjoy your Eastern Hokkaido trip with us, Akan Bus.


Seasonal regular tourist bus

<Summer>Reservation Required


●Pirika Gou requires 8 hours and 55 minutes
One day trip going to Kushiro Marshland - Lake Mashu - Lake Akan
Everyday: April 23 - November 5, 2017
4600yen Leaving from Kushiro station at 8:00. Reservation Required
※excluding lunch, activity fees, hot spring entrance


★Pirika Gou
Kushiro stationDepart 8:00a.m. Kushiro station square bus terminal (Beside Kushiro JR Station)
Kushiro Marsh Hokuto Observatory Viewing from the vehicle window
The first observation point of Lake Mashu 30 minutes in beautiful scenery
Mount Iou 30 minutes in beautiful scenery
Lake Kussharo (sand bath) 20 minutes in beautiful scenery
Lake Akan hot springArrive 1:05p.m. 120 minutes in beautiful scenery
*There is time allotted for lunch
  (lunches are paid by the individual).
*Disembarking is possible (between Lake Akan
 hot spring resort and the Lake Akan bus terminal ).

◎You can explore the ecological museum center in
 Akan-ko hot-spring (free admittance).

◎Day trip bathing available (separate fee applies)
Kushiro AirportArrive 4:10p.m.*Disembarking is possible
Kushiro stationArrive 4:50p.m.Kushiro station square bus terminal (Beside Kushiro JR Station)
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FeesAdultsChildren
Kushiro station - Kushiro station4,600yen2,300yen
Kushiro station - Kushiro airport4,300yen2,150yen
Kushiro station - Lake Akan hot spring3,290yen1,650yen

 →click here for details (Japanese)

<Winter>Reservation Required

●White Pirika Gou requires 9 hours and 25 minutes
One day trip going to Lake Mashu - Lake Kussharo - Lake Akan
Everyday: January 14 - March 5, 2017 (Finished)
4600yen Leaving from Kushiro station at 8:30. Reservation Required
※excluding lunch, activity fees, hot spring entrance

★White Pirika Gou
Kushiro stationDepart 8:30a.m.Kushiro station square bus terminal (Beside Kushiro JR Station)
Tsurumidai 20 minutes in beautiful scenery
Lake Kussharo (sand bath) 20 minutes in beautiful scenery
Mount Iou 30 minutes in beautiful scenery
Teshikaga Town Lunch time 55 minutes
*Lunches are paid by the individual.
The first observation point of Lake Mashu 30 minutes in beautiful scenery
Lake Akan hot springArrive 3:15p.m. Free time 60 minutes
*Experience winter activities and hot-spring bathing
 at ICE LAND AKAN
  (charges are paid by the individual).
*Disembarking is possible (between Lake Akan
 hot spring resort and the Lake Akan bus terminal ).
Kushiro airportArrive 5:15p.m.*Disembarking is possible
Kushiro stationArrive 5:55p.m.Kushiro station square bus terminal (Beside Kushiro JR Station)
FeesAdultsChildren
Kushiro ~Kushiro4,600yen2,300yen
Kushiro ~Kushiro airport4,300yen2,150yen
Kushiro ~Lake Akan hot spring3,290yen1,650yen


 →click here for details (Japanese)

●Winter Tancho Gou using Shitsugen 55PASS
requires 7 hours and 05 minutes
It is a half day tour you can enjoy discovering about Japanese cranes
January 28 - March 5, 2016 (Finished)
4000yen Leaving from Kushiro station at 8:50.Reservation Required
※For adult fees, various facility entrance fees are included in Shitsugen 55PASS.
Children need to pay entrance fees separately.

★Winter Tancho Gou using
Shitsugen 55PASS
Kushiro stationDepart 8:50a.m.Kushiro station square bus terminal (Beside Kushiro JR Station)
Tsuru park 20 minutes in beautiful scenery
Akan International Crane Center 60 minutes in beautiful scenery
Yamahana hot spring RIFURE Lunch time 55 minutes
*Lunches are paid by the individual.
Observation of marshland 20 minutes in beautiful scenery
Touro stationArrive 2:20p.m. Getting off at Touro station, it is possible to transfer to the SL Fuyu-no-shitsugen Train departing at 2:40p.m.
*Customers will need to be responsible for their individual
 arrangements.
Hosooka Observatory 30 minutes in beautiful scenery
Kushiro stationArrive 3:55p.m.Kushiro station square bus terminal (Beside Kushiro JR Station)

*By not dropping by Toro Station when the SL Fuyu-no-shitsugen Train is not in service,
 the following part of the travel is moved 10 minutes earlier.


FeesAdultsChildren
Kushiro - Kushiro4,000yen1,500yen
Kushiro - Touro3,300yen1,150yen


 → click here for details (Japanese)


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Inter-City Bus/Airport bus

★Inter-City Bus

Starlight Kushiro Gou Reservation Required → Time Table, Price List

<Sapporo City - Kushiro City>
Morning Departing Sapporo 7:40a.m.
 → Arriving in Kushiro 0:55p.m.
Morning Departing Sapporo 11:10a.m.
 → Arriving in Kushiro 4:25p.m.
Afternoon Departing Sapporo 3:40p.m.
 → Arriving in Kushiro 8:55p.m.
Afternoon Departing Sapporo 5:50p.m.
 → Arriving in Kushiro 11:05p.m.
Overnight Bus Departing Sapporo 11:10p.m.
 → Arriving in Kushiro 5:20a.m. ※Sleeping on the Bus

Morning Departing Kushiro 7:05a.m.
 → Arriving in Sapporo 0:15p.m.
Morning Departing Kushiro 9:05a.m.
 → Arriving in Sapporo 2:15p.m.
Afternoon Departing Kushiro 0:05p.m.
 → Arriving in Sapporo 5:45p.m.
Afternoon Departing Kushiro 6:05p.m.
 → Arriving in Sapporo 11:15p.m.
Overnight Bus Departing Kushiro 11:50p.m.
 → Arriving in Sapporo 5:40a.m. ※Sleeping on the Bus

FeesOne-wayReturn
Adult5,770yen10,490yen
Student5,140yen9,460yen
※4 trip ticket
  → 18,880yen (Single trip price: 4,720yen)

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Sunrise Asahikawa・Kushiro Gou Reservation Required → Time Table, Price List

 <Asahikawa - Souunkyou - Lake Akan - Kushiro>
Departing AsahikawaDeparting SouunkyouArriving in Lake AkanArriving in Kushiro
8:00a.m.9:32a.m.1:03p.m.2:33p.m.
3:35p.m.5:07p.m.8:38p.m.10:08p.m.
Departing KushiroDeparting Lake AkanArriving in SouunkyouArriving in Asahikawa
8:03a.m.9:33a.m.1:03p.m.2:35p.m.
3:38p.m.5:08p.m.8:40p.m.10:10p.m.
FeesAdult(One-way)
Asahikawa - Lake Akan4,710yen
Souunkyou - Lake Akan3,350yen
Asahikawa - Kushiro5,450yen
Souunkyou - Kushiro4,930yen
※4 trip ticket(Asahikawa - Kushiro)
 → 19,000yen(Single trip price: 4,750yen)

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Tokkyu Senboku Gou, a rapid bus Reservation Required → Time Table, Price List

 <Kitami - Lake Akan - Kushiro>
Departing KitamiArriving in Lake AkanArriving in Kushiro
9:30a.m.10:40a.m.0:28p.m.
3:00p.m.4:10p.m.5:58p.m.
Departing KushiroDeparting Lake AkanArriving in Kitami
9:33a.m.11:13a.m.0:33p.m.
3:03p.m.4:40p.m.6:03p.m.
FeesOne-wayReturn
Kitami - Lake Akan1,850yen3,390yen
Kitami - Kushiro3,390yen6,170yen
※4 trip ticket(Kitami - Lake Akan)
 → 6,300yen(Single trip price: 1,575yen)
※4 trip ticket(Kitami - Kushiro)
 → 11,700yen(Single trip price: 2,925yen)

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★Airport bus

Domestic flight to/from Kushiro airport → view time table



Tourist spots accessible by regular bus

●To go to the first observation point of Lake Mashu
Mashu line [Mashu station - the first observation point of Lake Mashu]
4/1~7/17 Time Table7/18~10/12 Time Table
Fees:Mashu station - the first observation point of Lake Mashu One-way560yen
 
●To go to Kawayu Hot Spring
Biruwa line [Mashu station - Kawayu hot spring town (in front of Taiho Sumo Museum)
Fees:Mashu station - in front of Taiho Sumo Museum One-way820yen

Kawayu line [Kawayu hot spring station - Kawayu hot spring town (in front of Taiho Sumo Museum)
Fees:Kawayu hot spring station - in front of Taiho Sumo Museum One-way290yen
●To go to Lake Akan
Akan line [Kushiro station - Kushiro airport - Tsuru park - Tancho no sato - Lake Akan hot spring ]
Fees:Kushiro station - Kushiro airport One-way940yen
     Kushiro station - Tsuru park One-way910yen
     Kushiro station - Tancho no sato One-way1,450yen
     Kushiro station - Lake Akan bus terminal One-way2,700yen
●To go to Kushiro Marshland
Tsurui line, Hororo line [Kushiro station - Observation of marshland - Tsurumidai]
Fees:Kushiro station - Observation of marshland One-way680yen
     Kushiro station - Tsurumidai One-way1,000yen
●To go to Kushiro Zoo and Yamahana hot spring
Akan-honcho line, Rifure line [Kushiro station - Kushiro Zoo・Yamahana hot spring]
Fees:Kushiro station - Kushiro Zoo・Yamahana hot spring One-way870yen
●To go to Rausu・Utoro
Kushiro-Rausu line・Kushiro-Shibetsu line [Kushiro - Nakashibetsu - Shibetsu - Rausu]
Fees:Kushiro station - Nakashibetsu One-way2,880yen
     Kushiro station - Shibetsu One-way3,150yen
     Kushiro station - Rausu One-way4,850yen

Utoro line [Rausu - Shiretoko cape - Utoro] 6/13~10/12 Limited operation
Fees:Rausu - Shiretoko cape One-way790yen
     Rausu - Utoro One-way1,380yen

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To go to famous tourist spots and cities from Kushiro Station

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・To Sapporo (Chuo bus, Kushiro bus, Akan bus)
・To Nemuro (Nemuro kotsu, Kushiro bus)
・To Kitami (Kitami bus, Akan bus)
・To Souunkyou, Asahikawa (Dohoku bus, Akan bus)
・To Shari, Abashiri (JR Senmou line)
・To Rausu (Akan bus)
・To Lake Akan (Akan bus)
・To Lake Mashu (take Akan bus from Mashu station)
・To Kawayu hot spring
  (take Akan bus from Mashu station, JR Senmou line)
・To Obihiro (JR Nemuro line)
・To Kushiro airport (Akan bus)


Akan bus


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City tour of Kushiro


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Bus lines connecting Hokkaido

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Questions about travel to Hokkaido

We accept questions about Hokkaido trips.
Please let us help you preparing for your individual trips,
small-group trips, observation tours, etc.

Please use the inquiry form.

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