Lake Mashu Star Watching Tour

  • Program
    Adult 3000yen Child 2000yen Infant 500yen
    time period
    All year Summer season: 11th May - 30th Sep. Winter Season: 1st Oct - 10th May
    about 90 mins
    Language Japanese

Everyone's 30 minutes star watching plan chosen by the professional at Lake Mashu without any light and sound.

Latitude North 43°, Longitude 144°
Lake Mashu 1st observatory is the stage where we can see the Japan's clearest lake under eyes. This is one of the observatories at high altitude around Mashu area. We can almost 360°'s view and we can see the star though the eyes.
Our guide will talk about present stars at Lake Mashu in the sky with the updated atronomic information. In addition, we can teach you how to take photo of stars if you want.
  • Mt. Mashu and Mt. Syari are lighted up by Isaribi. Pleiades overhead too.

  • We will guide you stars with pointer so that everyone can know which star we are explaining about.

  • We may see Winter Diamond in the sky including the Olion and other constellations.

Program details
Program Lake Mashu Star Watching Tour
Program fee

Adult:3,000 yen
Child:2,000 yen

Available time period

2017-04-01 - 2018-05-10

Available time period Detail All year
Summer season: 11th May - 30th Sep.
Winter Season: 1st Oct - 10th May
Required time About 90 minutes
Requirements for participation *Please do not participate our tour if you have heart diseases, pregnant and drunk.
Things to bring / required items Summer: Please prepare warm enough clothes as much as possible. You may feel cold especially in Spring and Autumn.
Winter: Please prepare warm clothes as much as possible such as warm clothes like ski wear, Knit Hut, Gloves, Boots and Neck warmer.
*Please do not join the tour wearing Yukata, Geta, Slippers and any other unsuitable clothes.
Included in this fee Guide, Insurance
Meeting location Kawayu Onsen
Address of meeting location Teshikaga Genya,Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido
Pick Up Service Free pick up service from accommodations in Kawayu Onsen
Summer(11th May~30th Sep) : Departure 20:30/ Arrival 22:00
Winter(1st Oct~10th May) : Departure 19:30/ Arrival 21:00

*Please be at the lobby ten minutes before the tour starts.  

*Pick Up service is from Kawayu kanko Hotel, Kawayu Daiichi Hotel Suikazura, Hotel Kitahukuro, KKR Kawayu, Oyado Kinkiyu, Yunokaku Ikedaya, Kawayu Park, Hotel Parkway.
If you stay different accommodations from hotels above, please come to our office.
Payment method Pay by cash
Language Japanese

Guides' recommendations,
highlights in this area
About 65% of Teshikaga town is registered as Akan National Park and true nature is still much left. Please enjoy nature here!
【scenery】Lake Mashu, Lake Kussharo, Mt. Iwo, Kushiro River, Kawayu Onsen
【Food】Mashu Soba, Potato Dango, onsen egg, Softcream
【souvenir】Taiho Senbe


* We still go up to Lake Mashu Observatory even if we may not be able to watch star.
* We may cancel the plan due to raining, snowing and any other unsuitable condition.
* We will see the weather condition and contact you at 18:30 through receptionists of your hotel on the day if the tour can be run or not.
*Please let us know if you apply with infants.(Participation fee of 500yen per one infant or baby will be required on site.)


You may cancel the tour before 18:30 on the tour date without any cancellation fee if you think the weather condition is not suitable for watching star .

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Operator Information
  • CEO
    Yasuo Nakajima

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  • Profile

    Tourism Teshikaga was established to be economically independent business having a vision of "Boast our town, be Prode of our town" to contribute to the development of the town by Ecotourism.


    We will guide you a interesting story of the stars. Although this tour is in Japanese only, you will enjoy the beautiful star under the clear sky.

    Company information

    Company:Tourism Teshikaga
    Address:2-3-16 Kawayu Onsen, Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido, JAPANTeshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun Hokkaido

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