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Boat Akan Sightseeing Cruise Company (Lake Akan Tour Boat Rides)

Akan Sightseeing Cruise Company (Lake Akan Tour Boat Rides)
Lake Akan Marimo Cruise: Far-reaching nature and an up-close look at Marimo (Lake Balls) from the lake top.

This boat cruise will take you around to the scenic Takiguchi area and the Marimo Exhibition and Observation Center. At Takiguchi, known as one of Lake Akan's most beautiful spots, you can enjoy seeing the wildflowers, fall leaves, and other seasonal sights year-round. One of the highlights is being able to carefully observe Marimo (Lake Balls), a designated Special National Monument, at the Marimo Exhibition and Observation Center on Churui Island. In addition to the sightseeing cruise, there are also motor boat tours where you can choose from one of six different courses. After see the wonders of Lake Akan, this will be one boat ride you will never forget!

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Open:6:00 – 17:00 (peak season, see the website for further details)
Closed:December 1 through April 15
* Operates on an irregular schedule April 15 to April 30
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee
Foreign Languages Accommodated:None
Wi-Fi:None
Address:1-5-20 Akanko Onsen, Akancho, Kushiro City, Hokkaido
Tel:0154-67-2551
Website:http://www.akankisen.com/index.html
See Marimo (lake balls) at the Marimo Exhibition and Observation Center
See Marimo (lake balls) at the Marimo Exhibition and Observation Center
Also recommended: motor boat cruises
Also recommended: motor boat cruises
Message from the Facility
When you visit Lake Akan, try out our Marimo Cruise at the Akan Sightseeing Cruise Company. We offer lake tours that will take you around Lake Akan by either sightseeing cruise boats or motor boats. Experience the pristine nature of Akan and see one of Special Natural Monument, Marimo (Lake Balls). Please enjoy!

Kazuyuki Kobayashi, President, Akan Sightseeing Cruise Company