East Hokkaido. Lake Akan spreading in the deep forest of Akan Megumi National Park.
This lake, famous as a lake where Marimo sleeps, is a fall that turns red in autumn from the summer when green of the forest shines,
Because the appearance changes dramatically every season, such as the winter when one side changes to the ice ground,
Every time I go, there are charm of that occasion.
With the appeal of the four seasons of Akan Lake,
Actually, we will introduce the access of various lakes and buses to Akan Lake which is easy to go back to.
Lake Akan spring begins with "crushed ice" that breaks ice covering the lake surface during winter. An icebreak cruise of a pleasure cruising cruisingly splitting ice like crystals is only for about a week in late April.
Also in April and May when the trees of the forest and the ground begin to be green, you will feel the breath of life and the beauty of nature.
What you want to enjoy in the summer Lake Akan is activities such as canoeing and trekking.
Early in the morning, traveling in a quiet lake canoe, you can enjoy feeling as if you were united with nature and water. And how about refreshing your mind and body with forest walking taking plenty of negative ions? Also, Lake Akan in summer turns out to be a hot summer in the city, it is extremely cool as the maximum temperature (average value) is 21 to 22 degrees, so it is also recommended as a summer heat.
After all it is autumn leaves.
From late September to mid-October, trees such as Momiji, Maple, Nanakamado, Dakkamba turn red and yellow, and you can see vivid autumnal leaves on the lakeside and mountains.
In the evening of October to October, a fantastic event "Senbon torch" that lights the spa town of praying dedicated to the God of Ainu will also be held.
Lake Akan in winter is an area known as a particularly cold place in Hokkaido.
In December, the surface of the lake gradually freezes, and in January you can see the thick white lake covered with ice and snow.
In the winter, frozen lakes can fish fish and snowmobiles, and the evening event "Winterhu Fire" will be held from the beginning of February to the beginning of March and you can see the fireworks rising in the clear sky.
In winter, ice in Lake Akan covered with thick ice melts away April.
For this period only, you can enjoy the ice crack of the Akan Lake.
Cruising, which is different from drift ice ship and breaks clear ice, is a unique experience of this time of Lake Akan.
Take the Canadian canoe touring Lake Akan! Go through the reed of the lake shore or observe uncommon wild birds.
Especially canoeing which we enjoy in the refreshing atmosphere of early morning is recommended.
Guided tour to enjoy walking through the Akan River, clear stream flowing out of Akan Lake.
Wearing a torso boots, walking into the river, warming in a hot spring boiling in the river. It is an experience that you can fully enjoy the Akan River with autumn tints.
Wakasagi fishing with a hole in a frozen lake.
All the tools are prepared locally, so you can enjoy it easily even with first-time hands.
You can also eat the fish you caught in tempura.
From Kushiro Airport to Akan Lake, the route bus runs 3 flights a day (4 flights from July to October), about 65 minutes. Furthermore, a direct bus "Akan Airport Liner" operates two times a day (reservable). The bus arrives near the entrance of Kushiro Airport and it is safe because there is a staff in the airport. Fare: 2,150 yenFor more information about Akan Airport Liner Route Bus, click here
From Kushiro Station toLake Akan, there are 3 routes of bus services (4 flights from July to October). Duration: 110 minutes Fare: 2,570 yen
A limited-time bus connecting Akan Lake and JR Mashu Station. It is scheduled to operate from 7/14 - 10/8, 1/10 - 3/8. One flight per day. Duration: 80 minutes Fare: 1,500 yen
A reservation-based bus "Marimo Express Obihiro" connecting Obihiro Station · Tokachigawa Onsen and Lake Akan operates one flight a day. Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes Fare: 2,000 yen
From Kitami station to Akan Lake reservation system bus "Senpoku Go" operated two times a day. Duration: 70 minutes Fare: 1,850 yen
Appointment bus from Asahikawa Station, Sounkyo to Akan "Sunrise Asahikawa, Kushiro issue" is operating two flights a day. Duration: 5 hours 10 minutes Fare: 4,710 yen
※ 9/1 ~ 10/31 operation
Shuttle bus connecting Abashiri Station, Memambetsu airport, Kitami station and Lake Akan. One round trip a day
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