Sunayu

Onsen springs out!

Many onsen sources exists in Kussharo Caldera. There are some spots in Eastern side of Lake Kussharo along 52 Line called “Kusshy road”. One of the spots is “Sunayu” where shop started in 1950. Later, Souvenir shop, restaurant, rental boat and etc started. Camp site was constructed in 1959, and many campers and travelers have visited here. This area is called “Ota Bokkei” in AInu meaning Sand and spring out. So you can touch hot water if you dig sand in depth of 10cm along the lake shore. It is recommended to try digging a hole like a foot bath.


Many people and animals visit Sunayu!?

It was said within Ainu that Sunayu was a paradise of brown bear, ezo-deer, Northern Fox and any other small animals because people do not visit here. There is no lore about Kusshy… Still now, as many ezo-deers walk around the area, many caution signs of wild animals are set. Many deer sometimes stay at the parking at night. It is very exciting when you meet them, however, please be careful not to hit ezo-deer.


Famous campsite

You can see a beautiful lake of Kussharo from campsite. This open space atmosphere is very famous for family camp. This is one of the representative campsite of Eastern Hokkaido. It is very busy during summer season and weekend. Please enjoy time here protecting a manners.
◆Open:end of June~mid of September
◆Facilities:Administration, Cooking, Toilet, betail: http://www.bes.or.jp/kawayu/camp.html#C2


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Access


Access(Airport, JR & Bus)

From Kawayu Eco-Museum Center
Kawayu Eco-Museum Center ⇒ Seasonal Ecopassport ⇒ Sunayu

From Kushiro/Kushiro Airport
Kushiro Airport ⇒ Kushiro Airport Shuttle Bus(About 45min) ⇒ JR Kushiro Station ⇒ JR Senmou Line(Abuot 1hour40min) ⇒ JR Mashu OR Kawayu Onsen Station ⇒ Seasonal Ecopassport ⇒ Sunayu

From Abashiri/Memanbetsu Airport
Memanbetsu Airport ⇒ Memanbetsu Airport Shuttle Bus(About 30min) ⇒ JR Abashiri Station ⇒ JR Senmou Line(About 45min) ⇒ JR Shiretoko Shari Station ⇒ JR Senmou Line(About 45min) ⇒ JR Mashu OR Kawayu Onsen Station ⇒ Seasonal Ecopassport ⇒ Sunayu

From Nakashibetsu Airport
Nakashibetsu Airport ⇒ Nakashibetsu Airport Shuttle Bus(About 30min) ⇒ Nakashibetsu Bus Terminal ⇒ Akan Bus(About 1hour30min) ⇒ JR Shibecha Station ⇒ JR Senmou Line(About 30min) ⇒ JR Mashu OR Kawayu Onsen Station ⇒ Seasonal Ecopassport ⇒ Sunayu

*No public transportation to Bihoro Pass except season Ecopassport. Please use taxi from JR Mashu or Kawayu Onsen station.

Access (by car)

MAPCODE
638 225 400

From Kawayu Eco-Museum Center
Kawayu Eco-Museum Center ⇒ 52 Line(about 10min) ⇒ Sunayu

From Kushiro/Kushiro Airport
Kushiro City ⇒ 391 Line(About 2hour30min) ⇒ Sunayu
Kushiro Airport ⇒ 53 Line(About 2hour) ⇒ Sunayu

From Abashiri/Memanbetsu Airport
Abashiri City ⇒ 244 Line・391 Line(About 1hour30min) ⇒ Sunayu
Memanbetsu Airport ⇒ 243Line・52 Line(About 1hour30min) ⇒ Sunayu

From Nakashibetsu Airport
Nakashibetsu Airport ⇒ 13Line・243Line・391Line(About 1hour30min) ⇒ Sunayu