I moved from Lake Akan to Monbetsu by East Hokkaido Express Bus.
Because I would to participate in the drift ice cruise.
▼East Hokkaido Express Bus
1.Downtown of Monbetsu in Winter
I liked retro cityscape.
2.Ice breaker GARINKO GOⅡ(Only Winter)
If you are lucky,you can see drift ice.
Sea with thin ice.
The sky is reflected on the surface of the sea.
Garinko GOII goes while crushing drift ice.
The eagle stood on the top of the ice floe.
Since the waves are trapped in ice, the sea was quiet.
You can see the Monbetu town over the drift ice.
3.Okhotsk Tower for see ice viewing
You can see Garinko GOII in drift ice.
4.Okhotsk Tokkari Center
Seals are looking forward to your visit.
▼Monbetu tourist center
February 23,24, 2016
5.Want to visit together!Hokkaido
▼【Hokkaido Bus Tour】Kushiro→Lake Akan
The Aurora breaks through ice gorges with its force of its own weight. On the deck, passengers can enjoy the sounds and impact of the ice being crushed. Drift ice cruises can be enjoyed from January 20 to March 31 every year. There are also tickets for hotels in the city and cruises at discount prices. Visitors can enjoy drift ice facilities and festivals in Monbetsu and Abashiri. Monbetsu and Abashiri are about 120 kilometers apart and in the winter you can travel between them by the East Hokkaido Express Bus in about 2 hours and 20 minutes.