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Rowing to the wild life of volcanic nature
– East Hokkaido, Kussharo –

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Eastern Hokkaido has the most untouched nature and is full of wildlife filled adventure experiences.
You will encounter wild animals when canoeing down Kushiro river or trekking around the beautiful mountain. Free yourself deep into the wild and spend a premium time in the National Park.

Introduction

In this journey, you can soak yourself in the volcanic natural environment created by Lake Kussharo, the largest caldera lake in Japan, and enjoy encountering its culture and community.
While rowing down Kushiro river by canoe, you can see wildlife such as white-tailed eagle, red-crowned crane and Ezo red fox. You can also enjoy activities like trekking, horseback riding, learning the culture of Ainu and colonist who live with great wild nature. 

  • about this area

    Lake Kussharo has the largest caldera lake in Japan made by the ancient volcano explosions. A magnificent Kushiro river flowing to the sea, hot springs around the lake shore, you can enjoy the rich nature formed by the volcanoes. Set out your canoe from Lake Kussharo surrounded by beautiful autumn leaves, letting yourself to the flow of the nature that fire and water had created.

  • Scandinavian Premium Camping

    The premium tent will be your stay where canoe docks right by the lake. NORDISK is a tent brand from Denmark. The Scandinavian styled simple tent provides pleasant premium camping. You will stay in the National Park, the tent site of Wakoto Yaeijyo.
    The tent will have amenities, 2 beds and a heater. Birds and sound of the wind will be your morning call. We accept reservation for barbecue. There will be larger tent in the center of the camp site; community tent where you are welcome to spend time..

  • Set out your Canadian canoe from the shores of Lake Kussharo, row down to the Wakoto Peninsula where you spend the night at the premium campsite.

  • Your roomy tent is set in the beautiful nature. BBQ under thousands of stars, warm up yourself in the sauna and natural hot spring, gather around the fire with family and friends to spend your own premium time at the campsite. Enjoy the sounds of birds waking you up in the morning.

  • Rowing from Wakoto Peninsula in Lake Kussharo to Kushiro river. Enjoy spending time on the water led by your knowledgeable canoe guide who can tell you the story about the nature and wildlife along the river stream.

  • In keeping the slow pace of your journey, a peaceful horseback riding take you places where you cannot go on your own.
    And you will also have a chance of other activity like local cooking experience with a chef using vegetables farmed by natural geothermal energy at a local restaurant. Enjoy the food and conversation in the community dining atmosphere.

  • On the last day, you can walk through a trail of Iozan, observing the effects of volcanic activities. Then take a part in this natural wonder by soaking in the hot spring.

  • A Tent Sauna is open at the shore of Lake Kussharo!
    After sweating in the hot sauna that heats above 120 ° C on a wood-burning stove, dive into the crystal and clear Lake.
    You can feel the wild nature from your fingertips to your whole body.
    Please enjoy the nature experience in national park that you can find only here in Japan!

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