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Arriving in the summer has the benefits of clear sky and nice weather, but also got a lot of moths so it is important that you sprayed some propellant otherwise you would have a swarm around your head. We didn't have time to do the...More
I am so lucky I went on a sunny day. There are different options in visiting the area. Paid tour with English speaking guide. Local guide at the park . However I didn't choose any one of these and only walk on the wooden pathway...More
We strolled along with boardwalk to see different parts of the park. It's lovely to see you completely untouched by human hands. The lakes are pretty but the bugs long of a walk or a nuisance. Just be prepared.
A gentle walk with loads of photo ops in the pouring rain when I visited (hey, it's not the Bahamas). A very peaceful wander around the lakes. The full round trip walk requires you to sign your life away and watch a video about being...More
It was astounding to be able to enjoy our scenic, easy walk on an elevated walkway with electric fence against brown bear in this UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The unspoilt nature and fresh air fills the atmosphere. Ample parking spaces are available.
A visit to the Five Lakes begins at a medium-sized visitor centre.
If travelling by car, there can sometimes be a 10-30 minute wait for parking (which is free).
Visitors to the Five Lakes have 3 walking options:
(1) A 40 minute return walk down...More
highly recommended. Our guide Kohki Suganuma was simply the best! Pleasant. funny, careful about the bears. good english and highly informative. I never thought I would enjoy the 3 hour walk so much ! Highly recommended.
This is a very nice place. Hike take about one and half hours and must get the service of a guide which can be reserved in advanced online. This is not a bear watching tour. The tour will be cancelled if a bear sighted on...More
this beautiful national park is worth for the pain and ache as a result from the 7 long hour drive to this far end from sapporo. The lake is so beautiful and peaceful. For the 1st lake, it is a free walk with a well...More