About This Listing
It's small town.there are street lined with hotels and lot of souvenir shops.but my place located just outside Akan village(about 10 mins ) in a quiet street with woodlands. you can enjoy skiing,icefishing , snowbording, hiking, climbing Mt.
we usually accept one person,(only have one small bed) but if you want to stay 2people that can be possible
in that case we can use futon mattress.
The room has small sofa with table. desk and chair for work.
you can overlook the pine forest from the window.(sometimes appear deer or fox)
This room is my younger daughter's prior room.
There is shared bathroom(no toilet) upstair near the your room, toilet is in downstair.
free Wifi , free 3 bikes and free parking.
you can use our parking space.
you can share livingroom bathroom and kitehen, fridge wooden deck without our private room.
I usally in the living room, please feel free to come down to living room for fun chat.
Interaction with Guests
I can speak english, but my english isn't perfect. I'm looking for native english speaker . I'd like to take a english lesson.(1hour) We also exchange our language eachother, I can teach you japanease you can teach me english so that's win win situation. Please become strict english my teacher. I'll give you the dinner seavice with no money. ( one hour per one dinner)
(using Textbook from intrernet, enhanceing vocabulary, correct pronuciation so on) If you are not strict teacher, I won't be satisfied.
I get into flyfishing, if you'd like to try flyfishing, please ask me beforhand when you booked.
( guide is 15000yen include fishing gear)
if you just visit Akan river, I'll take you the river during fishing season, you don't need to pay and getting fishing license.
my small village has an abundant hot spring so I can take you hotel's hot spring bath.
if you don't have car I can guide around sightseeing spot if I am available, using driving service. (within 80km distance , about 1hour 30min)
using driving service can visit Abashiri drfting ice(only Feb) Abashiri prison museum, Masyu or Kusyaro lake, Onneto lake, so on. Plesae ask me if you want to visit any particularly place.
driving sevice(also picking service is one way per 3000yen within 80km distance.I can drop by crane center on our way road.)
3000yen is just only for gas cost.I hope you understand it.
going to Kushiro or Abashiri station or airport takes about 1hour 30min from my house, (thers are some bus between Kushiro and my place, the fare is one person per 2650yen, if you are the couple, my offering is less cheaper than Akan bus.
I can give you drive to our small town during winter season because outside is very cold( but It's walking distance 10min, you don't need to pay for me)
our small town(Akanko onsen) has small Eco museum, Ainu village, sightseeing boat etc.
seeing japanese national crane just takes 1hour by car from my house.(only during winter season,( It start from mid Nov to March)
if you don't have car, I can take you some sightseeing spot by using our driving seavice.( one way per 3000yen)
our place is accessible to Kushiro swamp Marshland (you can access by geting on Noroko train from Kushiro station)
visiting Masyu Lake or Kusyaro Lake(There no bus between Akanko and Masyu, you need a car please let me know if you need driving service)
my town's local specialty is Marimo green ball.( they live in bottoom lake Akan)
Lake Akan have sightseeing boat(1500yen) the boat will take you the Marimo museum.(it strat May to the end of Oct)
our town have winter festival with firework everyday on the lake Akan( it's starting from 31th January to mid of March)
going to Shiretoko world heritage takes 4hour by car from my place. ( you can't use driving service)
best way is having rental car. or train, flight.
check out of JR Hokkaido web.(They sell reasonable rail pass for other country's visitor.)
exprience Japan ' ANA airline ticket fare is also reasonable. about only 100dollar.
check out of ANA web.
There is Akan bus conneting between Kushirostation or Kushiroairport and my place.(fare is 2650yen）Let me know if you are interested our driving service.
nearest JR staition
Masyu(our driving seavice can't go to Masyu area during winter season)
Other Things to Note
Befor booking, please send me a message about the details of your travel dates and plans, share your background of travel, I may best accommodate you.
dinner is optional, one person per 1000yen, please let me know if you are interested.
our small village have lot of accommodation, some restaurant, and 5 convenience store.
We usually don't use our bathroom, go taking hotspring everyday instead.
If you have rent car,please input GPS my house address.
Kusiroshi Akanko onsen 6-2-2
zip cord (phone number hidden)
I'm smoker, bacically my house is smoke free but you can smoke certain place(only kitchen's under the ventilator fan or outside wooden deck)
If you want to take a shower pleses press the start button then wait about 3mint,the ring let you know utilization (feel free to ask me how to use the shower)
The toiet has downstair.
We had a very enjoyable stay with Mayumi. Everything was great - from the booking to the actual stay. Mayumi and her husband were a pleasure to talk to, and they readily shared places of interests for our consideration, which was very helpful. We also opted for dinner cooked by Mayumi herself, and the food was delicious.
Staying with Mayumi & her husband was wonderful. We took advantage of the added options of dinner and being picked up from the train station (Mashu for us). We were exploring Hokkaido using a rail pass and greatly appreciated this service plus the treat of a few sites on our way back to Lake Akan. Mayumi's home is lovely and very accessible to sites and activities at Lake Akan. Mayumi & her husband provided us with an excellent overview of the town's layout and free shuttle bus service. We have used AirBnb several times, but this was our first international experience and an absolute delight! Mayumi is a fantastic hostess and the description of her place is completely accurate. We highly recommend her room & hospitality.
Mayumi is a great host, she made us feel at home when we were there. The dinner she cooked was delicious too. I was very touched that she picked us up early in the morning at Kushiro, which was about one and a half hour drive from her place and she only charged 3000 yen for the service. She even brought us to free Onsen and watched the stars.
Mayumi's house in Lake Akan is a nice place. Thanks Mayumi and her husband for their hosting. We have a great time there :)
Staying at Mayumi's house was such a wonderful experience. We talked a lot while I stayed, shared a lot of thoughts , experienced and ideas. It was about 5 hours trip by train from Chitose international airport to Kushiro station. Since her house is far from the station(well...of course! Because her house is actually in the Akan national park! Dah!) she gives Driving service for the guests. I used the service and her husband came to pick me up at Kushiro sta, we had an hour and half drive to the house which was such a great time to ask and hear about the area from him. I so much enjoyed great Hot spring time at night. They had this great Hot spring place near their house. She also took me for crane watching, which was on the way to Kushiro station. I would love to come back in warm season to explore more for Akan River and such a great nature surroundings.
It was great to get a ride from Mayumi and her husband from Abashiri to Lake Akan. After dropping my bags at her place she dropped me off in the town to look at the ice fishing and snowmobiling. She picked me up to bring me home for a delicious dinner. At night we saw a short but delightful firework show on the frozen lake and went to an onsen to enjoy a hot bath. The next day they drove me to see cranes at a bird center then on to Kushiro Airport for my flight. I had a great experience and recommend Mayumi positively.
Mayumi is a fabulous host! Friendly, helpful and attentive, she provided breakfast, recommended places to visit, picked me up from and dropped me to Kushiro station, drove me to see the cranes in three different locations and provided everything else I needed for a more than comfortable stay. The dinners she made where delicious, resturant quality. I am so grateful for her hospitality and I'd highly recommend it.
We spent two weeks with Mayumi and Nakagi. We felt like part of a Japanese family, and learned a lot about Japanese culture.
Mayumi and Nakagi always anticipated our needs, and were always ready to please.
Mayumi served us delightful home-cooked meals every-night.
They took us to a simple local onsen every night, we loved the nightly routine, we miss it.
They provided a driving service, up to 80km. They picked us up at Kushiro airport, and dropped us off at Memanbetsu airport. We had fun day trips to several places to see Japanese cranes (we visted in Winter), and several onsen, including rustic Nonako onsen near Mt. Meakan.
Akan village has a many nice places to visit (Ainu village, Eco museum), lots of hotels with Onsen (some on rooftops), lots of shops, cafes, restaurants.
About the Host, Mayumi
Hello, my name is Mayumi.
I like traveling foreign country, talking with interesting people and going flyfishing.
Beautiful throughout the 4season and our location is fantastic.
I usually stay at home, but during great fihshing season I often go to flyfishing with my husband.
I also get into learning english, if you want to study japanese,I can teach Japanese.
Our local specialty are Marimo greenball, Mt Meakan, Mt Oakan, and hot spring.