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Okubiwase Wildbird Park Is in Charge of Waterside in Kiritappu Wetland -Okubiwase Wildbird Park in Hamanaka-

June 3rd, 2017

Okubiwase Wildbird Park (奥琵琶瀬野鳥公園) is on the south side of Kiritappu Wetland (霧多布湿原), Hamanaka town is located between Kushiro city and Nemuro city. Okubiwase Wooden Path (奥琵琶瀬木道) with 100 m in total length is built, and the marshland can be looked over on the marshland. There are 3 places with the wooden path, Okubiwase Wildbird Park, Kiritappu Wetland National Trust (霧多布ナショナル・トラスト) and Kiritappu Wetland Center (霧多布湿原センター) in the Kiritappu Wetland, and the Okubiwase Wildbird Park is closest to the waterside, so it is said that the Okubiwase Wildbird Park is best suited to bird‐watching because of coming many waterfowls. Except benches, there is not a facility. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. By the way, beware of electric fences for deers.

Okubiwase Wildbird Park
Okubiwase Wildbird Park in Hamanaka
Beware of Electric Fence for Deers
Okubiwase Wildbird Park in Hamanaka
Okubiwase Wooden Path
Okubiwase Wildbird Park in Hamanaka
Observation Deck Is Close to Biwase River
Okubiwase Wildbird Park in Hamanaka
Observation Deck
Okubiwase Wildbird Park in Hamanaka
Okubiwase Wildbird Park in Hamanaka
River Like Lake
Okubiwase Wildbird Park in Hamanaka
Parking Lot
Okubiwase Wildbird Park in Hamanaka

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
Biwase Observatory in Hamanaka

Atmosphere of Okubiwase Wildbird Park Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Okubiwase Wildbird Park

Admission Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (5 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-153-62-2111
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 614 489 367*42

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