Marsh and Bird‐Watching Can Be Enjoyed -Lake Tofustu in Abashiri-
August 11th, 2016
Lake Tofutsu (濤沸湖) is a brackish lake in the southeastern of Abashiri city and was designed as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention in 2005. The perimeter of the lake is about 9.25 km. There is Hakucho Park (白鳥公園) in the west side of the lake, and there are Tofutsu-ko Hakucho Park Birdwatching Building (濤沸湖白鳥公園野鳥観察舎), Tofutsu-ko Waterwole and Wetland Center (濤沸湖水鳥・湿地センター) and wooden path with around 10 m in total length in the site. There is a wooden path in the north side of the lake next to Koshimizu Primeval Flower Garden (小清水原生花園), too. This lake is known as a rest place for waterfowl and about 40 kinds of water birds can be watched. Whooper swan is especially famous in a winter. Japanese pond smelt can be caught in the winter, too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Restrooms are provided at the buildings.
Atmosphere of Lake Tofustu Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking lot is provided (19 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours *Tofutsu-ko Waterwole and Wetland Center: 09:00-17:00|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round *Tofutsu-ko Waterwole and Wetland Center: Monday and New Year's holiday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||305 448 045*64|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Lake Tofustu.
|Koshimizu Hanakotori-no-Yado Youth Hostel(小清水はなことりの宿 ユースホステル)|
A page of Abashiri is here