Trip with a Rent a Car in Kushiro city: A tour to enjoy the great nature of Kushiro

Outdoor Activities Beautiful Scenery
5,000 JPY ~ / person
About 6 hours
Language: English

What we'll do

This tour is perfect for families so that everyone from children to adults can enjoy themselves. On a Kushirogawa River Canoe Touring Lakeside Toro, they use boats large enough that even children can safely ride them. Enjoy picturesque views while flowing down the Kushiro River that meanders inside of the Kushiro Marsh, as well as at the Hosooka Observation Deck where you can see a panoramic view of the Kushiro Marsh. The Onnenai Boardwalk is popular as a valuable promenade that lets you take a relaxing stroll while experiencing up close the vitality of the seasonal flowers and animals.

Meeting Place

We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Toyota Rent-A-Car Kushiro Airport Shop.
From Kushiro Airport, 4-minute walk right around a parking lot.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture


Price per person
5,000 JPY ~ / person
Max participants
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English
Things you need to know before the tour

-Taxis or rental cars are recommended for transportation.
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.


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    Kushirogawa River Canoe Touring Lakeside Toro

    At the Kushirogawa River Canoe Touring of Lakeside Toro, the most popular of the Kushiro Shitsugen Wetlands canoeing experiences is canoeing with a guide. Because the canoes used on these tours are large, they don't sway very much, so it's easy for small children and the elderly to participate. The tour is an approximately 5.6mi (9km) course that departs from Toroko Lake in the Kushiro Shitsugen Wetlands and passes through tributaries and the main stream, extending all the way to Hosooka. The course is full of nature that can only be accessed by canoe, and it's sure to be a fully enjoyable experience. Different scenery can be enjoyed in each of the four seasons, and with a little luck, visitors might also have the chance to see rare wild animals, such as red-crowned cranes or white-tailed eagles. *Tours are by reservation only.

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    Hosooka Observation Deck

    The Hosooka Observation Deck offers a panoramic view of the entirety of the Kushiro Shitsugen Wetlands, which is the largest wetland area in all of Japan. On sunny days, visitors will have an unbroken view of the meandering Kushirogawa River and the Akan mountain range that stands towering over the surroundings, and the evening sun sinking behind the mountains is not a sight to miss. The adjacent Hosooka Visitors' Lounge is a rest space, and food and drinks are also available. Photos of flowers and the scenery of the wetlands are on display here as well, creating an environment easy to relax in. Stop by to experience the magnificent nature unique to the Kushiro Shitsugen Wetlands where artificial structures are out of sight.

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    Onnenai Boardwalk (Onnenai Visitor Center)

    Visitors to the Onnenai Boardwalk can enjoy viewing the plants of the nearby Kushiro Shitsugen Wetlands while taking a stroll along a designated walking trail. The barrier-free boardwalk extends for about 1.2 miles with its starting points at the Onnenai Visitor Center, which includes a rest space and a station with information about the wetlands. Around the boardwalk, there are a variety of seasonal flowers, wild birds, and deer, and in July and August heike-botaru fireflies can be seen as well. In addition, cross-country skiing can be enjoyed here during winter.

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