Autumn Lake Shikotsu, Romantic Tour (Lake Shikotsu Marukoma Hot Spring and Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium Tour) (Excluding Multilingual Audio System)

【Concerning the suspension of ALL Regular Sightseeing Buses due to the Declaration of State of Emergency regarding the prevention of the spread of Novel COVID-19】

We thank our patrons for the continued support and use of the Chuo Bus Company.
The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency that encompasses a wider area, as a special revised measure to prevent the further spread of the Novel COVID-19. Hokkaido prefecture has also issued preventative measures against the spread of the virus. In light of these new measures, and for the purpose of protecting the safety and health of our customers, prevention of the further spread of the virus is our priority. For this reason, we have decided to suspend ALL Regular Sightseeing courses until further notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our patrons and customers, and thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.

●Suspension period
Until further notice
●Suspended courses
All Regular Sightseeing Bus courses scheduled to operate during this period.
The service restart date will be posted on our Regular Sightseeing Bus multiple language website pages.

  • Minimum requirement of one passenger to operate.
  • 1 day tour
  • Dam・Marsh・Lake
  • Nature of Hokkaido
  • It is possible to get off at New Chitose Airport
  • Aquarium
  • Red leave
Operation Period Oct 15 - Nov 20, 2020
Duration 8 hours and 55 min
(8 hours and 25 min between Nov. 4 - 20)
Distance 161km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal: Dep. 9:05 Arr. 17:55
(Arr. 17:30 between Nov. 5- 20)
Jr. High and High school students

※Course including bath fee at Marukoma Hot Springs.
※Course with lunch:
Adults ¥6,800 ,
Jr. High and High school students ¥6,450,
Child ¥3,800.

※Please note that we may not be able to visit the Hakusen Waterfalls due to snowpack.
*In the event that Einwadake Park expressway is closed due to snow removal, we will travel via Chitose IC. In such cases we will not be able to stop and see Hakusen Falls.

みどころ PICK UP!!

A trip to fantastic Lake Shikotsu, where the water is beautiful. This course allows you to enjoy a bath at the Marukoma Hot Springs, a hidden secret hot spring, and a tour of the largest freshwater fish aquarium in Japan.


This tour first takes you to the Northernmost ice-free lake “Lake Shikotsu”, Marukoma Hot Spring and a registered game reserve.
“Lake Shikotsu” is well known for the clarity of its water and the second deepest lake after Lake Tazawa. Further, the Lake Shikotsu Sightseeing Cruise, which offers a view of the area from the lake, is also an option (separate pay). We have a rest area prepared at Marukoma Hot Springs for our passengers to relax and enjoy meals and bathing (separate pay). After we leave Lake Shikotsu, we will head for the Chitose Salmon Aquarium. The aquarium boasts the largest freshwater tanks in Japan, where visitors can view salmon and other freshwater fish of the northern region. There is also an “underwater observatory,” the first of its kind in Japan, where you can view the underwater condition of the Chitose River, and the ecosystem which changes with each season.
As this tour includes stopovers at New Chitose Airport and Minami Chitose Station (near the Chitose Outlet Mall Rera) on the way back to Sapporo Station Bus Terminal, it is convenient for tourist to arrange the time schedule for connecting flights. (Apart from JR, a free shuttle bus service is provided from Rera to New Chitose Airport)



Oct 15 - Nov 3

9:05 Sapporo Bus Station Terminal
  Sapporo Minami IC
9:50~10:05 Wattsu Service Area (rest) [15min.]
  Eniwa IC
10:40~11:00 ※①Hakusen Falls (free tour) [20 min.]
11:30~13:35 ※②Marukoma Hot Springs (bathing and free time for dining) [125 min.]
13:55~14:55 ※③Lake Shikotsu (exploring *Cruise ship tours(optional)) [60 min]
15:30~16:20 ※④Chitose Salmon Aquarium [50 min]
16:25 JR Minami Chitose Station (Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, disembarkation possible)
16:30 New Chitose Airport (disembarkation possible)
16:35 New Chitose Airport International Terminal (disembarkation possible)
  Chitose IC
16:55~17:10 Wattsu Rest Area (rest)【15min】
  Sapporo Minami IC
  Route 12
17:45 Sapporo Factory (disembarkation possible)
17:50 Sapporo Clock Tower(disembarkation possible )
17:55 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal

Nov 4 - Nov 20

9:05 Sapporo Bus Station Terminal
  Sapporo Minami IC
9:50~10:05 Wattsu Service Area (rest) [15min.]
  Eniwa IC
10:40~11:00 ※①Hakusen Falls (free tour) [20 min.]
11:30~13:30 ※②Marukoma Hot Springs (bathing and free time for dining) [120 min.]
13:50~14:20 ※③Exploring Lake Shikotsu [30 min]
14:55~15:55 ※④Chitose Salmon Aquarium [60 min]
16:00 JR Minami Chitose Station (Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, disembarkation possible)
16:05 New Chitose Airport (disembarkation possible)
16:10 New Chitose Airport International Terminal (disembarkation possible)
  Chitose IC
16:30~16:45 Wattsu Rest Area (rest)【15min】
  Sapporo Minami IC
  Route 12
17:20 Sapporo Factory (disembarkation possible)
17:25 Sapporo Clock Tower(disembarkation possible )
17:30 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • ※①In the event that there is a lot of snow fall, we may not be able to sightsee. If we are unable to reach Hakusen Falls due to heavy snowpack, we will not sightsee there. (In such case the itinerary following will be 20 minutes earlier)
  • ※②A rest area will be prepared. Lunch will be paid individually. (Show your bus ticket stub and receive 10% off.) Comes with face towel. (Bath towels are not provided, but can be rented on site.)
  • ※③The Lake Shikotsu Glass Bottom Boat ride(Oct 15 - Nov 3) at Lake Shikotsu is optional. The boat leaves at 14:10 and takes about 30 min. Discount available with your bus ticket stub(adults ¥1,250, children ¥630). 10% discount available at [memere] (restaurant and souvenir shop).
  • memere is closed Wednesdays so there will not be any discounts available on Wednesday.
  • ※④Free time to explore.

Schedule Calendar

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※Colored days are operating days.

Special Notes

◎Duration of sightseeing may be changed due to the traffic and the number of passengers
◎Arrival time will be earlier than scheduled time due to the holiday break or the restriction condition of the facility.
◎Please allow enough time for transfer to the other modes of transport, because buses may be delayed due to the traffic jams or adverse weather conditions.
◎Tours may be cancelled due to the snow disaster. Please contact us to reconfirm the operation in the event of abnormal weather.