WAKKANUPURI Hotel by Lake Kussharo

Tranquility by the Lake Kussharo

Enveloped by

water[wakka] & mountains[nupuri]

Hot spring hotel

Embraced by Nature

Message from Owner

Genzo Sarashina, the great poet from Teshikaga Town, wrote about Eastern Hokkaido as follows.

Some people say, “The real Hokkaido can be found beyond the border of Karikachi,” and I unequivocally agree.

It stands at the lakefront of Lake Kusharo, which is the largest in Japan as a lake that freezes over completely, and is the second largest as a caldera lake.
WAKKANUPURI accommodates only one group per day.

Appreciate the best of the season

What we serve

Seasonal specialties with carefully selected fresh ingredients from Eastern Hokkaido

Our chef, who has dedicated his professional life to Japanese cuisine, proudly serves special meals that will remind you of the great mother nature of Hokkaido with the carefully gathered ingredients.
You will appreciate every bite of the locally produced food ranging from delicious crab and the wide variety of seafood from the Okhotsk Sea, Wagyu beef and pork bred in Hokkaido, and organically cultivated vegetables.
You can also go fishing on the boat we own, and taste the fresh fish you caught at dinner.

Taste the best of the season of Eastern Hokkaido to the fullest

※The food images are just a few examples - the contents vary by season.

Luxurious relaxation
– place that lets you forget the time

Rooms & Facilities

Time of peace and tranquility reserved for you only

Both the western-style and Japanese-style rooms have a bath where water flows directly from the hot spring, providing the luxury of fresh hot water at any time of the day.
You will realize that you are embraced by nature when you have a view of the beautifully shining lake through the trees from the bedroom, living room, and from the bathroom.
You will also enjoy luxurious time as you watch the flickering flame in the wood stove and taste a glass of wine.


  • Reception


  • Lounge


  • Open-air bath

    Open-air bath

  • Appearance


During your stay

Here are recommended offers to maximize your stay

  • Morning coffee class

    Morning coffee class

    Class to devote your full attention to the morning coffee.

  • Boat cruise plan

    Boat cruise plan

    Welcome on board on Lake Kussharo with a guide in the refreshing morning air.

  • Anniversary offer

    Anniversary offer

    We are happy to assist you in celebrating birthday or anniversary with a whole cake served as a surprise.

Stunning view from the bath that heals your mind, body and soul

Relaxation Amenities

Water flowing directly from the hot spring
Feeling life on the earth

Hot spring water at 46 degrees Celsius is flowing abundantly from the source of spring on the hotel property. It is actually not quite easy to use the water directly from the spring as it is without adding anything – the water has to be not too hot, not too cold.
46 degrees Celsius is the perfect temperature at which you can comfortably bathe in the open-air bath even in the midwinter. This indeed is a blessing of the nature.
You may be lucky to see swans elegantly flying over the lake or lovely Hokkaido squirrels from the bath.

    • For
      you gracious time
    • Rest
    Open-air bath

    Open-air bath

    Open the double door and you will have the magnificent view of Lake Kussharo right in front of your eyes.
    Between the late autumn and early spring, you will see whooper swans visiting the lakeside and elegantly flying over the lake as you get relaxed in the bath.
    In summer when a variety of animals run around the hotel, you may catch lovely sight of squirrels and Ezo red foxes from the bath.
    In autumn, the hotel is enveloped in blazing red of autumn foliage, perfecting your gracious time.

    • For
      your good sleep
    • Bedding
    Carefully selected bedding

    Carefully selected bedding

    The western-style room WAKKA has a Simmons’ Executive Premium Bed and American Leather’s Comfort Sleeper installed, both of which promise you comfortable sleep.
    The Japanese-style room NUPURI is equipped with a human body-friendly mattress that distributes the body pressure. The mattress is installed at high-end hotels and provides you with pleasant sleep.

    • Pursuing comfort
    • Comfort


    Shampoo and hair conditioner are carefully selected to present the best of materials from Hokkaido Toothbrush, comb, razor, cotton swabs/pads, body cloths and shower cap are in a drawstring pouch with a WAKKANUPURI logo.

Playing with Nature

Array of Activities

View mountains from the lakeshore,
Wonder around the forest where animals have fun

In spring, when the ice covering the entire lake melts, plants start to bud all together and animals begin to run around the forest with a voice of joy.
Cherry salmon swims up waterfalls in summertime, and glowing autumn foliage is reflected on the lake in autumn.
In winter, the most beautiful season of all, you will find whooper swans coming afar from Siberia resting their wings on the lakefront as well as Ezo red foxes walking on the frozen lake.


    You can fish from any shore of Lake Kussharo.
    The hotel's boat moves around the lake freely for you to enjoy fishing rainbow trout, white-spotted char and red salmon.

  • Horse riding

    You can ride on a horse native to Hokkaido from the stock farm near Lake Kussharo to the lake.
    It is an extraordinary experience to travel on the lakeshore on the back of a horse, which you can enjoy not only in spring or autumn, but also in the midwinter.

    Horse riding
  • Canoeing the Kushiro River

    The Kushiro River, one of the most popular canoeing destinations, originates from lake Kussharo and flows into the Pacific Ocean, and is 154 kilometers (96 miles) in length.
    While its winding shape in the Kushiro Marshland is quite famous, the nature at the headwaters coming from Lake Kussharo is just overwhelmingly beautiful.

    Canoeing the Kushiro River

Maps & Directions

Scenery en route to WAKKANUPURI
is another attraction for all four seasons

  • By train

    10 minutes by car from Kawayu-Onsen Station on JR Senmo Main Line

  • Airport access

    53 kilometers (approx. 1 hour) from Memanbetsu Airport
    95 kilometers (approx. 1 hour 50 minutes) from Kushiro Airport
    70 kilometers (approx. 1 hour 20 minutes from Nakashibetsu Airport


    6-8 Sawanchisappu, Teshikaga Town, Kawakami District,
    Hokkaido 088-3464

    PHONE +81-15-486-7271
    F A X  +81-15-486-7291

Contact Us

Please contact us by phone or inquiry form.
Please feel free to contact us.


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