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One of Kiritappu Wetland Best Viewing Spots -Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka-

April 5th, 2016

Biwase Observatory (琵琶瀬展望台) is located in the south side of Kiritappu Wetland (霧多布湿原), Hamanaka town is located between Kushiro city and Nemuro city. Tourists can look over the wetland from there. The Kiritappu Wetland can be looked over from the north side of the Biwase Observatory and the Pacific ocean can be looked over from the south side of the Biwase Observatory, the tourists can enjoy 360-degree view. Winding Biwase River (琵琶瀬川) is worth seeing, so I think that a view from the Biwase Observatory is one of Kiritappu Wetland best viewing spots. There are a restroom and a stall. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Biwase Observatory
Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka
Kiritappu Wetland
Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka
Biwase Observatory
Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka
Look of Observatory Deck
Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka
Pacific Ocean from Observatory Deck
Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka
View from Observatory Deck
Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka
Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka
Restraunt Shitsugen Utopia
Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka

When I read Tweets, Biwase Observatory seems to be popular.

Kiritappu Wetland has the third largest area, 3,168ha, after Kushiro Wetland (釧路湿原) and Sarobetsu Plain (サロベツ原野) in Japan. The wetland was designed as the Ramsar Convention Wetland in 1993. This is called the wetland of flowers, the Corydalis ambigua and the Skunk cabbage bloom in May, 400 kinds of the flowers such as the Cotton grass and the Yezo-licorice and the Yezo-gentian can be seen from June to August.

Guide Signboard
Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka
Hamanaka Downtown
Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka

Atmosphere of Kiritappu Wetland Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kiritappu Wetland

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (50 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-153-62-2111
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 614 458 118*30

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Kiritappu.

Ryokan Kurimoto(旅館 くりもと)  
Minshuku Misaki(民宿 岬) Only Tel:+81-153-62-2367
Kawamura Ryokan(川村旅館) Only Tel:+81-153-62-2326
Minshuku Bankamu(民宿 伴架夢) Only Tel:+81-153-62-2159
Shoku-no-Yado Kiritappuri(食の宿 霧多布里)    
Minshuku Watanabe(民宿 わたなべ)  
Minshuku Yorimichi(民宿 より道) Only Tel:+81-153-62-3359
Minshuku Tama-no-Kawa(民宿 玉の川) Only Tel:+81-153-65-2224
Pension Porch(ペンション ポーチ)    
Shukubo Cabanon(宿房 樺のん)  

A page of Kiritappu is here