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Low Kiritappu Wetland and High Cape Kiritappu Can Be Seen -Kiritappu Wetland Center in Hamanaka-

April 5th, 2016

Kiritappu Wetland Center (霧多布湿原センター) is on a hill in the west side of Kiritappu Wetland (霧多布湿原) in Hamanaka town located between Kushiro city and Nemuro city, and visitors can look over the whole wetland. There are a cafe, a souvenir shop and a restroom at the facility and they guide wetland. That is probably a admission-paid. They rent outdoor goods, and the visitors can rent a mountain bike for JPY 1,000 and boots or binoculars to observe the wetland. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Appearance of Building
Kiritappu Wetland Center in Hamanaka
Cape Kiritappu (Back) and Kiritappu Wetland (Front)
Kiritappu Wetland Center in Hamanaka

When I read Tweets, Kiritappu Wetland Center 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.

Kiritappu Wetland around Entrance
Kiritappu Wetland Center in Hamanaka
Japanese Crane
Kiritappu Wetland Center 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 hours 09:00-17:00
Regular closing day From October to April Tuesday. Year-end and New Year holidays
Telephone number +81-153-65-2779
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 614 607 049*78

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