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Coming Flying Place for Whistling Swan -Lake Kutcharo in Hamatonbetsu-

July 14th, 2017

Lake Kutcharo is a brackish water lake in Hamatonbetsu. The perimeter of the lake is about 27 km. This lake comprises 2 lakes, Lake Small Kutcharo (クッチャロ小沼) and Lake Big Kutcharo (クッチャロ大沼). Lake Kutcharo is designed as the Ramsar Convention Wetland and is famous as a coming flying place for Whistling Swan. About 5,000 swans rest their wings in a spring or an autumn. There are Waterfowl Observation Center (水鳥観察館), a stall, a camping ground and Hamatonbetsu Onsen (浜頓別温泉) on the shore located in the southern part of Lake Big Kutcharo. There is a restroom at Waterfowl Observation Center, and it exhibits materials related to waterfowls and the tourists can go in and out freely. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Lake Kutcharo
North Okhotsk Prefectural Natural Park, Lake Kutcharo, Hamatonbetsu
Shore of Lake Kutcharo
North Okhotsk Prefectural Natural Park, Lake Kutcharo, Hamatonbetsu
Waterfowl Observation Center. Admission Free.
North Okhotsk Prefectural Natural Park, Lake Kutcharo, Hamatonbetsu
Shore of Lake Kutcharo
North Okhotsk Prefectural Natural Park, Lake Kutcharo, Hamatonbetsu
Stuffed Animal of Hawk at Waterfowl Observation Center
SNorth Okhotsk Prefectural Natural Park, Lake Kutcharo, Hamatonbetsu
Campging Ground on Side of Lake Kutcharo
North Okhotsk Prefectural Natural Park, Lake Kutcharo, Hamatonbetsu

Atmosphere of Lake Kutcharo Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Lake Kutcharo

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (60 Cars)
Business hours open 24 hours * Waterfowl Observation Center 09:00-17:00
Regular closing day Open year all round * Waterfowl Observation Center Monday (if a national holiday falls on Monday, it is closed the next day.) and Year-end and New Year holidays
Telephone number +81-1634-2-2534
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 644 747 570*37

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Hamatonbetsu and Sarufutsu.

Hamatonbetsu Onsen Wing(はまとんべつ温泉 ウイング)      
Hamatonbetsu Hotel(浜頓ホテル)      
Minshuku Toshika-no-Yado(民宿トシカの宿)      
Kumamotoya Ryokan(熊本屋旅館) Only Tel:+81-1634-2-2061
Pension Sazare(ペンション小石) Only Tel:+81-1634-2-2226
Minshuku Yuhi(民宿 雄飛)      
Farm Inn Bunchan-no-Sato(ファームイン ぶんちゃんの里)      
Kuccharo Lakeside Camping Ground(クッチャロ湖畔キャンプ場)      
Hotel Sarufutsu(ホテルさるふつ)      
Minshuku Ryokan Sarufutsu Marine(民宿旅館 さるふつマリン)      
Ikoiya Hamashita(いこい家 はました)      
Kasai Ryokan(笠井旅館)    
Rider House Yamase(ライダーハウス やませ)      
Sarufutsu Park Bungalow(猿払公園バンガロー)      

A page of North Okhotsk Prefectural Natural Park is here

North Okhotsk Prefectural Natural Park

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