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Beautiful Water Scenery After Hard Climbing -Sarubo Observatory and Sarurun Obseravatory in Shibecha-

April 8th, 2016

Sarubo Observatory and Sarurun Observatory

Sarubo Observatory (サルボ展望台) and Sarurun Observatory (サルルン展望台) are on the east side of Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland (釧路湿原) and is located on the northwest side of Lake Toro (塘路湖). There are many lakes and marshes around here in the Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland, so wetlands, lakes, a road and a railroad make a good combination. 2 trailheads to the Sarubo Observatory and the Sarurun Observatory are provided, and there is the nearest trailhead on a parking lot. After visitors go up along precipitous trails, the trails ahead split in two around the top of a hill. By the way, please be careful for thefting from your vehicle on a parking lot. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Guide Signboard
Sarubo Observatory and Sarurun Observatory in Shibecha
Parking Lot
Sarubo Observatory and Sarurun Observatory in Shibecha
Precipitous Wooden Path
Sarubo Observatory and Sarurun Observatory in Shibecha
Many Lakes and Marshes
Sarubo Observatory and Sarurun Observatory in Shibecha

Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park (釧路湿原国立公園) that 500,000 people visit every year is a famous sightseeing spot in the Eastern Hokkaido and is the largest wetland with 18,290 ha in Japan. It was designed as a wetland under Ramsar Convention in 1980, and developments had been limited strictly. There are many rare animals inhabit and plants including Japanese cranes, Blakiston's fish-owls that are only 100 in Hokkaido, Iijima Ruriboshiyanma (イイジマルリボシヤンマ) that is the remaining specy in the glacial epoch, Itou fish (イトウ) that is said to be a very rare fish, Kushiro jacob's ladder (クシロハナシノブ) that is the remaining specy in the glacial epoch, Bogberry and Yachibouzu.

Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park

Sarubo Observatory

Sarubo Observatory is built on the hill. It takes 15 minutes on foot from a parking lot. The trail is hard to walk. Sarubo means "Small Marsh" in Ainu language. The visitors can look over Lake Toro, Eoruto Pond (エオルト沼) and Makunto Pond (マクントー). A scenery with a railroad across a wetland is beautiful. It is popular with photographers of the railroad fan.

Sarubo Observatory
Sarubo Observatory and Sarurun Observatory in Shibecha
View from Sarubo Observatory
Sarubo Observatory and Sarurun Observatory in Shibecha
I Look at Kottaro Marsh
Sarubo Observatory and Sarurun Observatory in Shibecha

When I read Tweets, Sarubo Observatory seems to be popular.

Atmosphere of Sarubo Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sarubo Observatory

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (10 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 576 870 304*25

Sarurun Observatory

Sarurun Observatory is built on the same hill . It takes 20 minutes on foot from a parking lot. The trail is hard to walk, too. Sarurun means "Wetland" in the Ainu language. The visitors can look over the Lake Toro, Ponto Pond (ポントー), the Eoruto Pond, the Makunto Pond and Sarurun Pond (サルルン沼). Yezo white-faced darter (エゾカオジロトンボ) that inhabits only in the Eastern Hokkaido lives in Sarurun Marsh at the foot of the hill and is called a flying jewel for rare species. Many people seem to come to only take a picture of the Yezo white-faced darter.

View from Sarurun Observatory
Sarubo Observatory and Sarurun Observatory in Shibecha
View from Sarurun Observatory
Sarubo Observatory and Sarurun Observatory in Shibecha

When I read Tweets, Sarurun Observatory seems to be popular.

Atmosphere of Sarurun Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sarurun Observatory

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (10 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 149 899 381*41
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Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland.

Yamahana Onsen Rifre(山花温泉リフレ)  
Circle House Red Beret(サークルハウス赤いベレー)  
Kushiro Marshland National Park "Ikoi-no-Ie Kayanuma"(くしろ湿原パーク 憩の家 かや沼)    
Palude Kushiro(駅前ホテル パルーデ釧路)
Super Hotel Kushiro-ekimae(スーパーホテル 釧路駅前)  
Super Hotel Kushiro(スーパーホテル釧路)  
Hotel Route-Inn Kushiro Ekimae(ホテルルートイン釧路駅前)
Hotel AreaOne Kushiro(ホテルエリアワン釧路)
Kushiro Century Castle Hotel(釧路センチュリーキャッスルホテル)
La Vista Kushirogawa(ラビスタ釧路川)
Hotel Rasso Kushiro(ホテルラッソ釧路)
Comfort Hotel Kushiro(コンフォートホテル釧路)
Hotel Crown Hills Kushiro(ホテルクラウンヒルズ釧路)
Hotel Axia Inn Kushiro(ホテルアクシアイン釧路)
Kushiro Royal Inn(釧路ロイヤルイン)
Hotel Paco Kushiro(天然温泉ホテルパコ釧路)  
Kushiro Prince Hotel(釧路プリンスホテル)
ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kushiro(ANAクラウンプラザホテル釧路)
Toyoko Inn Kushiro Jujigai(東横イン釧路十字街)  
Kushiroshitsugen Toro Inn(釧路湿原 とうろの宿)  
Athele Inn(アスリートイン)    
Lodge Shirarutoro(シラルトロ温泉 ロッジ シラルトロ)  
Tsurui Dosanko Ranch(鶴居どさんこ牧場)    
Lasting Hotel(ラスティングホテル)  
Minshuku Kano(民宿かのう)      
Business Hotel Frontier(ビジネスホテル フロンティア)    
Hotel Marshland(ホテル マーシュランド)  
Hotel Mercci(バリアフリーホテル メルシー)    
Business Ryokan Tokiwaso(ビジネス旅館 富喜和荘)      
Hotel Marshland Annex(ホテル マーシュランド別館)  
Shinfuji Ryokan(新富士旅館)      
Guest House Yasumizaka(民宿 休坂)
Minshuku Green Park(民宿グリーンパーク)      
Sumire Ryokan(すみれ旅館)    
Business Hotel Nakazono Daiichi(ビジネス ホテル 中園第一)    
Wakatake Ryokan(若竹旅館)      
Heart'n Tree(ハートン ツリー)    
Kushiro Shitsugen Tohro Youth Hostel(釧路湿原とうろユースホステル)  
Booking.com

A page of Kushiro-shitsugen National Park is here

Kushiro-shitsugen National Park

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