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Akan, Mashu, KussharoAkan-Mashu National Park


Visitor Center Akanko Marimukan

Akanko Marimukan
Your one-stop location for information on the Akan area.

A tourist information center located in the heart of Akanko Onsen Town. In addition to information on Akan, you can also get sightseeing info about Teshikaga, Kushiro, and other nearby areas. Marimukan provides both pamphlets and maps for the eastern Hokkaido region, as well as recommendations for seasonal tours and events. You can also make reservations for accommodations and outdoor activity programs, and from the monitors in the facility, see a live camera of Mt. Me-akan and sightseeing event information. For those looking for great places to eat, you will find plenty of recommendations for this, as well.

Facility Outline

Open:9:00 – 18:00
Closed:Open daily throughout the year
Usage Fee:Free of Charge
Foreign Languages Accommodated:English and Chinese
Address:2-6-20 Akanko Onsen, Akancho, Kushiro City, Hokkaido
The information center
The information center
An early morning stroll in Lake Akan’s winter wonderland
An early morning stroll in Lake Akan’s winter wonderland
Message from the Facility
 Shin-ichi Yamashita, Managing DirectorNPO Akan Tourism Association & Community Development Organization
Our organization puts out tourist information for Lake Akan to help people enjoy the area's beautiful nature any season of the year. We also plan and hold events related to Ainu culture and our protected Special Natural Monument, Marimo (Lake Balls). Furthermore, we offer a variety of activities and guided tours, such as our trekking tour in Akan’s primeval forest. We look forward to your visit!

Shin-ichi Yamashita, Managing Director
NPO Akan Tourism Association & Community Development Organization