Eastern Hokkaido Travel: Lake Akan Yakatabune Boat Cruise, Kurodake Ropeway & Fukuhara Sanso Garden


1. Enjoy a cruise around Lake Akan on a Yakatabune boat, a low barge style boat to see autumn foliage and marimo balls. A unique Japanese experience! 2. Explore popular autumn foliage spots in Eastern Hokkaido: ・Take photos at the mysterious Lake Onneto where the water changes from green to blue depending on the season. ・See autumn foliage from the 5th station of Kurodake in Sounkyo. Visit Ginga and Ryusei Falls as well. ・Enjoy a scenic drive on the Mikuni Pass, the highest altitude pass in Hokkaido's national highway. ・Stroll around Fukuhara Sanso Garden, which is only open for a limited time for the autumn foliage season. 3. Stay overnight on the shores of Lake Akan at New Akan Hotel. Enjoy views of the lake from the Garden Spa and the dinner buffet. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional information] What's included Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. *None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them. What's not included Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) What's included in Infant Price (3-5 years old) Bus seats only (no meals or bedding) Autumn foliage season in Kurodake The season starts from the top of Kurodake in September and eventually works its way down to the streets of Sounkyo hot spring resort between late September and early October. In mid September, the leaves reach the 5th station. Optional Makunouchi-style bento (with tea) on Day 1, JPY1,080 Contents: spring roll, dumpling, grilled salmon, fried chicken, chicken meatball, omelette, simmered vegetables and mini hamburger patty. *Contents are subject to change. *The bento will be served on the bus. *If you are not interested in this option, then please bring your own lunch as there will be no time during the tour to stop off and buy lunch. *If interested, please contact us at least 3 business days before departure. *Please pay the tour conductor in cash on the day. [Attention] *If the ropeway is not operating on the day, we will refund you the fare and visit an alternative location. *This course is planned according to the best autumn foliage viewing period in previous years, but this does not guarantee that this year will be the same and could be slightly later or earlier. If conditions are not at their best, we may decide to shorten our visits to the affected places. In addition, should places be closed due to heavy snowfall, we will skip that part of the itinerary. *There are a limited number of single rooms. *You can rent a bathing suit for free at the Garden Spa in the New Akan Hotel or wear a swimsuit. *Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change. *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign passengers. *For the smooth operation of the group tour, we are responsible for allocating the seating for the transportation (bus, trains etc.) used during the tour and at facilities where seats are designated. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Sapporo station North Entrance (Meet 7:40) -- Kurodake (Ropeway ride and view autumn leaves/90 mins) -- Drive past Sounkyo Gorge in autumn colors -- Ginga & Ryusei Falls (View a pair of waterfalls/20 mins) -- Mikuni Pass (Take plenty of photos along the high altitude scenic pass) -- Lake Akan Onsen (Overnight. Arrive at 17:00)  *Enjoy the hot spring baths and a buffet dinner.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Lake Akan Onsen (Depart 8:15) -- Sanbashi -- Lake Akan cruise - visit the top of a waterfall and Churui Island (2 hour cruise) -- Lake Onneto (Scenic pond) -- Road Station Pier 21 Shihoro (Free time for lunch/60 mins) -- Fukuhara Sanso Garden (Visit a private garden open especially for autumn season/50 mins) -- Sapporo station North Entrance (Schedule 19:00)

location Sapporo


Departure place


Meeting Time

07:40 AM



  • English

Language Support

A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.

Minimum number of participants for operation

25 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

1 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition