Today you will stay in Kawayu Onsen town next to Lake Kussharo.
Lake Kusshiro is a caldera lake in the Akan National Park. Surrounding the lake are several open air hot spring bath which are free to use. These bath are open an public so bathing suits are allowed. The Wakoto Peninsula at the southern end of the lake is particular nice. The train from Abashiri Station to Mashu Station will take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.