Kayaking & Canoeing

Canoe the Unexplored Marshlands of Lake Toro and the Kushiro River

Immerse yourself in the enchanting mist of Kushiro Marsh as you venture into the uncharted depths of its unspoiled wonders.


2 hours


June to October


Kushiro Marsh, Hokkaido Prefecture

Group size

1 to 2 persons




12,000 - 15,000 JPY


土佐 武 Takeshi Tosa

土佐 武 Takeshi Tosa

Director of Lakeside Toro, Hokkaido Kushiro River Canoe Touring Guide


Departing from Lake Toro, the largest lake in Kushiro Marsh, the tour will take you along the Arekinai River. Continue to the main stream of the misty Kushiro River, where you will be immersed in the beauty of untouched nature.

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05:00 Reception and preparation 05:30 Canoe departure 07:30 Arrival at Hosooka Canoe Port - Transfer to Lake Toro by car - End of tour As sunrise and fog depends on the weather and time of year departure time will vary.


・ Must be able to paddle ・ Must be able to sit for two hours ・ Must be at least 4 years old ・ Must be under 190cm ・ Must weigh under 100kg ・ If you have a chronic disease (heart disease, epilepsy, respiratory disease, etc.) or are pregnant, please inform us in advance


・ Rental items: life jackets, simple rain gear, boots, waterproof bag ・ If you have rain wear, please bring it with you ・ Recommended to bring a light fleece or jacket in May, June, and September ・ Recommended to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellant on sunny days


Nearby facilities: Ministry of the Environment Eco Museum Center Arukotto, Nitay To Shibecha Museum, Toromotomura Camping Ground, JR Toro Station

Access info

Approximately 40 minutes by car from JR Kushiro Station via Route 391 North towards Lake Toro By train: From JR Kushiro Station, take the Kushiro Main Line (bound for Shibecha and Mashu) and get off at JR Toro Station * Pick-up service at JR Toro Station is available * Free parking available at the meeting spot, Motomura House Paru (about 30 spaces)

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Nearest station

* JR Toro Station (20 minutes walk from the station to Lakeside Toro)

Meeting place

Motomura House Paru (Lakeside Toro)

If you come by car

Approximately 40 minutes by car from JR Kushiro Station