Duration: Appx. 8 hours
Start/End: Muroran port/Muroran port
Highlights: Jigokudani, Ainukotanc, Lake Shikotsu
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
As you arrive at the port, your local guide and driver will greet you and proceed to the first destination, Jigokudani (Hell Valley). The scenery around the hey valley was indeed breathtaking and spectacular, especially in such wonderful weather. From the valley, you will explore attractive walking trails through the wooded hills above Noboribetsu’s hot spring water. Also, you can enjoy a natural foot bath along the way during winter time.
Next, head to Ainukotan (Ainu Museum) which is a conventional museum built with the aim of preserving the Ainu heritage and informing visitors about their history, culture and daily lifestyles. You can also enjoy the traditional folk dances which show the spirits of dead bears.
The last stop in your shore excursion is the Caldera Lake Shikotsu which was created by volcanic activity approximately 40000 years ago. Here you can rent a boat, bicycles and scuba gear to explore the natural surroundings or join a sightseeing cruise of the lake in glass-bottomed boats. Trips end at a good time and your driver will transfer you back to the port.