Hokkaido Teshikaga Town,Lake Mashu,Lake Kussharo,Kawayu Hot Spring,Sand bath,Mt. Iou,Diamond Dust,Wakoto Peninsula

This is information from the UU-Hokkaido official Teshikaga Town Lake Mashu tourism association.
Senmo line Kushiro JR Station and Shiretoko-Shari Station are connected to Lake Mashu, Lake Kussharo, and Teshikaga town the town of Kawayu Hot Spring.

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Teshikaga
Tourist Information


Teshikaga-cho sightseeing business and industry section
〒088-3292 3-1, Chuo 2-chome, Teshikaga-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
TEL:+81-15-482-2940

Lake Mashu Tourism Association
〒088-3211 5-1, Chuo 1-chome, Teshikaga-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
TEL:+81-15-482-2200


8 points of interest
in Teshikaga-cho
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■ 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.

■ Mt. Iou
You can climb it near to the sulfuric opening that makes a rumbling sound.

■ 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.

■ Diamond Dust
The atmospheric water freezes, and a shining diamond dust phenomenon is seen.

■ Kawayu Hot Spring
Hokkaido well-known hot spring water, the quality of the springs of Kawayu Onsen is a strongly acidic sulfur spring and they are some of the best hot springs in Japan.

Teshikaga Tourist Information Portal Site

Teshikaga-cho Introduction

 Teshikaga-cho is the town that owns approximately 56% of Akan-Mashu 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.



Climate in Teshikaga

  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Year
Average temperature
(℃)
-7.5 -7.4 -3.4 2.7 8.1 12.1 15.8 17.9 14.5 8.6 1.8 -4.3 4.9
Precipitation
(mm)
55.8 39.8 66.2 85.2 93.4 73.4 109.9 146.6 155.4 105.3 76 61.5 1068.4


Events and activities of Teshikaga

January 27 - February 28, 2018 Diamond Dust in KAWAYU January 27 - February 28, 2018 : 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.
February 10 - February 11, 2018 Mashu winter festival February 10 - February 11, 2018 : 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 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 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 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 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 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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Recommendations of Teshikaga


900 Grassland
(town managed pasture)

Kawayu Eco-Museum
Center

Mashu Onsen
roadside station

Kussharo Village Ainu Museum

Taiho sumo memorial hall

Kinmuto

Mt. Ponpon

4 mountain passes

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Teshikaga Transportation

■AKAN BUS Mashu line (Mashu station - the first observation point of
 Lake Mashu) Service Period: March 5 - March 31, 2018


Mashu line (Mashu station - the first observation point of Lake Mashu)


■JR Kushiro sta.~Mashu sta.~Biruwa sta.~*Kawayu-Onsen sta. ~
 Abashiri sta.

(Adults 3,670yen, Children 1,830yen)

JR

*The bus bound for Kawayu Onsen (Taiho sumo memorial hall) from Kawayu-Onsen Station, will depart according to its arrival.


■ Stops
  Departing Kushiro~Higashi-Kushiro~Toya~Kushiroshitugen~Hosooka~Toro~Kayanuma
  ~Gojikkoku~Shibecha~Isobunnai~Minami-Teshikaga~Mashu~Biruwa~Kawayu-Onsen
  ~Midori~Sattsuru~Kiyosatocho~Minami-Shari~Shiretoko-Shari~Yamubetsu~Hama Koshimizu
  ~Genseikaen~Kitahama~Mokoto~Masuura~Katsuradai~Abashiri

Recommendation, Teshikaga Eco Passport, Service Period: 2/3 - 3/4

(Finished)

The “Teshikaga Eco-Passport” is a HOP ON HOP OFF Sightseeing Bus Pass for a number of buses such as “Mashuko Bus”, “Kussharo Bus”, “Panorama Jumbo” and Regular Local Buses (City Line, Kawayu Line, Kussharo Line) within the operation period (February 3 - March 4).

AdultsChildren
2 day ticket1,500yen500yen
3 day ticket2,000yen700yen
5 day ticket2,500yen1,000yen
7 day ticket3,000yen1,200yen

<Ticket sales locations>
  1. On the Mashu bus
  2. On the Kussharo bus
  3. Mashu Tourist Information Center
  4. Tourism Teshikaga Office
  5. It is available in some of the main hotels in Kawayu-onsen.
    *Though not available in every hotel in Kawayu onsen.
Teshikaga Transportation

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*Additional fees apply for taking the Akan-Mashu Line.

Tourism information →

Kussharo bus

Mashu bus

* First service is operated by jumbo taxi. (Riding capacity of 9 people)

Kawayu-onsen

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■Akan-Mashu Line, Service Period: 2/3-3/4 (Finished)


Akan-Mashu Line


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