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Meandering Kushiro River and Sunset Are Hightlights -Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro-

April 8th, 2016

Hosooka Observatory (細岡展望台) is the most famous sightseeing spot on the east side of Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland. There are Hosooka First Observatory (第一展望台), Hosooka Second Observatory (第二展望台) and Hosooka Visitor Lounge (細岡ビジターラウンジ) that tourists can take a break. It is a popular reason that the tourists can enjoy a famous scenery with ridgeline of Mt. Oakandake (雄阿寒岳) and Mt. Meakandake (雌阿寒岳) that formed the backdrop and Kushiro River (釧路川) meandering in the Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland. It is rumored that the setting sun is beautiful, it is said to be place that everyone would like to go to at least once. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Path to Hosooka First Observatory
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Guide Signboard
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Look of Hosooka First Observatory
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Hosooka First Observatory
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Bench Is Provided
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Hosooka Visitor Lounge
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Resting Place at Hosooka Visitor Lounge
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Hosooka Visitor Lounge
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Wooden Path to Tenbo Hiroba Observatory
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Gazebo on Tenbo Hiroba Observatory
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Hosooka Second Observatory
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
View from Hosooka Second Observatory
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Hosooka Second Observatory
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Kushiro Shitsugen Station
Hosooka Observatory in Kushiro
Kushiro River
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Hosooka Observatory

Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park (釧路湿原国立公園) that 500,000 people visit every year is a famous sightseeing spot in the Eastern Hokkaido and is the largest wetland with 18,290 ha in Japan. It was designed as a wetland under Ramsar Convention in 1980, and developments had been limited strictly. There are many rare animals inhabit and plants including Japanese cranes, Blakiston's fish-owls that are only 100 in Hokkaido, Iijima Ruriboshiyanma (イイジマルリボシヤンマ) that is the remaining specy in the glacial epoch, Itou fish (イトウ) that is said to be a very rare fish, Kushiro jacob's ladder (クシロハナシノブ) that is the remaining specy in the glacial epoch, Bogberry and Yachibouzu.

Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park

Atmosphere of Hosooka Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hosooka Observatory

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 Cars)
Business hours 09:00-18:00 * It changes on the period
Regular closing day The year-end and New Year holidays
Telephone number +81-154-40-4455
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 149 654 371*31

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland.

Lake Shirarutoro Campsite(シラルトロ湖キャンプ場)      
Kushiro Marshland National Park "Ikoi-no-Ie Kayanuma"(くしろ湿原パーク 憩の家 かや沼)    
Yamahana Onsen Rifre(山花温泉リフレ)    
Circle House Red Beret(サークルハウス赤いベレー)    
Palude Kushiro(駅前ホテル パルーデ釧路)  
Super Hotel Kushiro-ekimae(スーパーホテル 釧路駅前)    
Super Hotel Kushiro(スーパーホテル釧路)    
Hotel Route-Inn Kushiro Ekimae(ホテルルートイン釧路駅前)  
Hotel AreaOne Kushiro(ホテルエリアワン釧路)  
Kushiro Century Castle Hotel(釧路センチュリーキャッスルホテル)  
La Vista Kushirogawa(ラビスタ釧路川)  
Hotel Rasso Kushiro(ホテルラッソ釧路)  
Comfort Hotel Kushiro(コンフォートホテル釧路)  
Hotel Crown Hills Kushiro(ホテルクラウンヒルズ釧路)  
Hotel Axia Inn Kushiro(ホテルアクシアイン釧路)  
Kushiro Royal Inn(釧路ロイヤルイン)  
Hotel Paco Kushiro(天然温泉ホテルパコ釧路)    
Kushiro Prince Hotel(釧路プリンスホテル)  
ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kushiro(ANAクラウンプラザホテル釧路)  
Toyoko Inn Kushiro Jujigai(東横イン釧路十字街)    
Kushiroshitsugen Toro Inn(釧路湿原 とうろの宿)    
Athele Inn(アスリートイン)      
Lodge Shirarutoro(シラルトロ温泉 ロッジ シラルトロ)    
Tsurui Dosanko Ranch(鶴居どさんこ牧場)      
Lasting Hotel(ラスティングホテル)    
Minshuku Kano(民宿かのう)        
Business Hotel Frontier(ビジネスホテル フロンティア)      
Hotel Marshland(ホテル マーシュランド)    
Hotel Mercci(バリアフリーホテル メルシー)      
Business Ryokan Tokiwaso(ビジネス旅館 富喜和荘)        
Hotel Marshland Annex(ホテル マーシュランド別館)    
Shinfuji Ryokan(新富士旅館)        
Guest House Yasumizaka(民宿 休坂)  
Minshuku Green Park(民宿グリーンパーク)        
Sumire Ryokan(すみれ旅館)      
Business Hotel Nakazono Daiichi(ビジネス ホテル 中園第一)      
Wakatake Ryokan(若竹旅館)      
Heart'n Tree(ハートン ツリー)    
Kushiro Shitsugen Tohro Youth Hostel(釧路湿原とうろユースホステル)  
Booking.com

A page of Kushiro-shitsugen National Park is here

Kushiro-shitsugen National Park

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