The Furano area is famous for its vast views of the Tokachi Mountains and endless fields of lavender. Popular tourist spots also include the beautifully scenic "Aoi-ike" and "Shirogane-no-taki" waterfalls in Biei.Route Map of Furano Area
Asahikawa is known for its Asahiyama Zoo where visitors can view animals in their natural habitats, as well as the Asahikawa area that is home to a ski resort boasting some of the highest quality snow in Japan. It is a popular tourist destination for the young and old alike to enjoy food, culture, and sports.Route Map of Asahikawa Area
Abashiri is known for the drift ice on the Sea of Okhotsk. There are many facilities that take advantage of this natural phenomenon, such as the Okhotsk Drift Ice Museum where visitors can learn about drift ice, ice walking. Other activities include tours of the ice and a seasonal icebreaking ship.Route Map of Abashiri Area
Kitami is the largest city in the Okhotsk region, an area overflowing with natural beauty. It is located about 40 minutes by airport bus from Memanbetsu Airport. Visitors can attend the beautiful Northland Aquarium, historical museums such as the Kitami Mint Memorial Museum, as well as the Kitami Family Land theme park.Route Map of Kitami Area
The Shiretoko Peninsula is a registered World Natural Heritage Area full of things to see. In particular, visitors of the Five Lakes of Shiretoko can enjoy the beautiful views of mysterious, virgin forests and the Shiretoko mountain range reflected in the waters. The scenic nature of Shiretoko changes greatly depending on the season, from the overflowing greenery of summer to the silver snow and drift ice of winter. From spring to autumn, visitors can see 10-20 different species of wild fauna. It is a perfect place for those looking to enjoy nature.Route Map of Shiretoko Area
Utoro Port is the gateway to the World Natural Heritage Site "Shiretoko." There is a port for cruise ships and sightseeing boats from which the hot spring town of Utoro spreads outward. The east coast of Utoro Port is an excellent place to view the sunset and "ice walk" tours are held in the winter season when the ice flows in.Route Map of Utoro Area
Lake Mashu is known for its deep, mysterious blue waters called Mashu Blue. Lake Mashu, which has world-class transparency, is also called "Kamuito" in the Ainu language, which means "Lake of the Gods." One of the charms of the lake is that its surface changes depending on the climate and sky conditions.Route Map of Mashu Area
Nakashibetsu Airport, located in Nakashibetsu, is only 100 minutes from Haneda Airport in Tokyo. It is the gateway to the sky for eastern Hokkaido. The town of Nakashibetsu is surrounded by popular tourist destinations such as Shiretoko, Obashiri, Mashu, and Akan, Nakashibetsu Town and offers a wide range of both natural scenery and ranch scenery. Dairy farming is a core industry for this scenic town.Route Map of Nakashibetsu Area
Lake Akan is a special national treasure and well-known for its habitat of marimo. It is famous not only for its beautiful lakeside views, but also for its Ainu culture, and is a place where you can experience both nature and culture. There are four islands in Lake Akan: Ojima, Kojima, Yaitai Island, and Churui Island, the last of which contains the Marimo Exhibition and Observation Center. Visitors wishing to learn about marimo are encouraged to visit by steamship.Route Map of Akan Area
Obihiro is located in the eastern part of Hokkaido and is one of Hokkaido's major agricultural areas, the Tokachi region. Tokachi, known as the "Treasure Trove of Ingredients," grows an abundance of fresh and locally produced foods, including wheat, potatoes, and assorted dairy products. Many local delicacies can be enjoyed here, but visitors are advised to start with a pork bowl, the specialty of Obihiro.
From outdoor activities such as rafting, canoeing, and horseback riding, to milking, harvesting, and wool processing experiences, there is an experience for everyone here. One must-see spot is "Banei Tokachi," where people near and far come to see world-class horse racing.
Kushiro is known for its vast, grassy wetlands that evoke images of an open prairie. The Kushiro Wetlands, the largest in Japan, is said to have once been a sea before the tide receded. It is home to a wealth of rare plants and animals. The wetlands are also known as a habitat for red-crowned cranes.Route Map of Kushiro Area
Nemuro is located at the very easternmost edge of Japan, facing the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk. It is a city of marine products with rich marine resources in the North Pacific, and has a long history of helping to develop northern fishing.
The blue king crab and mackerel pike, abundant throughout the year, compromise Japan's largest annual catches. They are even representatives of Nemuro itself with events such as the Crab Festival and the Pike Festival where crowds of citizen and tourist revelers can eat seasonal ingredients on the spot.
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Lake Shikaribetsu is a natural lake located at the highest altitude in Hokkaido, and is sometimes called the "Lake of the Sky." Boasting some of the clearest water in all of Japan, it is a popular spot for canoeing as visitors can see a variety of fish and other aquatic life from the surface of the lake. The surrounding area is also home to rare wildlife, including the Northern Pika, a species that is sometimes referred to as a "living fossil."View more
From Memanbetsu Airport to Kushiro Airport for 3 days. This course allows you to fully enjoy the tourist attractions of the Tohoku-Kaido region by bus and train.
You will visit an aquarium and a fox farm, which are unique to the northern land. You will also experience Ainu culture at Ainu Kotan, where you can fully enjoy Ainu culture. After refreshing your body and soul at Lake Akan Onsen Hot Springs, you can enjoy the famous Kettledon in Kushiro.
You can experience drift ice at least once in your life, and the morning glow at Cape Nosappu, known as the town closest to the sunrise, will allow you to feel the mystery of the earth in your body.
You can also enjoy gourmet food in Kushiro, and if you go to Obihiro, famous for Kofuku Station, you will be filled with a sense of happiness.
The Eastern Hokkaido Transportation Network is a website that lets visitors enjoy the beauty of eastern Hokkaido easily and on a budget with public transportation.
In addition to being able to buy bus tickets online, you can see the best public transportation (trains, etc.) connection options from various airports.
‹Participating bus companies›
Kushiro Bus, Akan Bus, Nemuro Kotsu, Hokkaido Kitami Bus, Abashiri Bus, Shari Bus, Hokkkaido Takushoku Bus, Asahikawa Denkikidou, Dohoku Bus, Furano Bus, Tokachi Bus, Hokumon Bus