Combination of Drift Ice and Train Can Be Enjoyed, Too -Kitahama Station in Abashiri-
February 15th, 2017
Kitahama Station (北浜駅) is a small unmanned train station along the Senmo line (釧網線). A lot of visitors put their business cards on walls of the station, so I was surprised at the view. In addition, there is the popular cafe "Teishaba" (軽食喫茶「停車場」) at the station, too. This station was used as a shooting place for Chinese movie "If you are the one (狙った恋の落とし方)", so many foreign tourists have came. An observatory deck is built next to the station. Admission free. A free parking is provided.
Kitahama Station is known as the station nearest to the Sea of Okhotsk (オホーツク海) in the world, so the visitors can look over the drift ice (流氷) floating on the sea from the station in a winter. It is said that the drift ice can be seen from the only station in Japan. In the winter, many tourists come to take a picture of a train with the drift ice.
Atmosphere of Drift Ice and Kitahama Station in Winter Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (10 cars)|
|Business hour||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open year all round|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||305 447 653*07|
Kitahama, Abashiri City
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Kitahama station.
A page of Abashiri is here