A land of natural beauty,
preserved since ancient times
The natural splendor of the Kamuy (deity) of water
The area of East Hokkaido where you'll find the Kushiro Shitsugen Wetland, Lake Akan and Lake Mashu is a shining jewel of natural beauty. The indigenous Ainu people believe that Kamuy (deity) dwells in everything, and treasure a symbiotic relationship with the waters' natural bounty.
This belief continues to thrive in this historically and geographically unique land, which is home to countless species of wildlife, including the incredibly rare Blakiston's fish owl. Visit in winter to see red-crowned cranes, Steller's sea eagles and white-tailed eagles.
Welcome to Untouched Hokkaido, a land of natural beauty that has been preserved since ancient times.
From scenic wonders to Ainu culture and culinary delights, find just the right activity for the season and area of travel.
Experience the natural wonders, history and seasonal delights of two national parks, Akan Mashu and Kushiro Shitsugen Wetland.
Take a look at some of the best ways to enjoy the "Mizu-no-Kamuy" area of East Hokkaido.