Get all the information you need about Akan and its surroundings
Akanko Marimukan is a tourist information center that has maps and pamphlets on sightseeing in Akan, and information about the greater eastern Hokkaido region, including Teshikaga and Kushiro. Information is available in English and Chinese. The friendly staff is happy to help you make reservations for seasonal outdoor activities, tours, events, and local accommodation. Use the interactive monitors in the facility to view the latest sightseeing and event information and observe volcanic activity on Mount Meakan through the live camera feed.
The center holds periodic events on local Ainu culture and marimo, the local lake algae that grow into bright green balls. Guided tours can be booked through the center, including hiking trips into Akan's primeval forest.
If you would like to try local food, there is plenty of information about local eateries available and the staff can give you their recommendations.
Akanko Marimukan is located in the center of Akanko Onsen village, across from Lake Akan.
|Open||9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Opening hours differ around the end of the year and New Year|
|Closed||Open daily throughout the year|
|Cost||Free of charge (Fee required for snowshoe and cross-country ski rental)|
|Foreign Languages||English and Chinese|
|Address||2-6-20 Akanko Onsen, Akancho, Kushiro City, Hokkaido|