Slim Wild Flower Garden Is Created by Lake Saroma and Sea of Okhotsk -Wakka Wild Flower Park in Tokoro, KItami-
August 19th, 2014
Wakka Wild Flower Park (ワッカ原生花園) is considerably large flower garden of 700 ha on a sandbar with 25 km in length between Lake Saroma (サロマ湖) and the Sea of Okhotsk (オホーツク海) in Tokoro-cho, Kitami city located in the northeastern part of Kitami city. About 300 kinds of wild flowers such as Siberian Lily, Rosa Rugosa, Orange-yellow Day Lily are in full bloom from April to July. The flowers hardly bloomed when I visited here in mid August. Bad luck.
When I read Tweets, Wakka Wild Flower Park seems to be popular.
Wakka's name means "water" in the Ainu language, an indigenous language from Hokkaido and the Sea of Okhotsk region in Japan.— Final Fantasy X|X-2 (@SpirasMemories) 2013年9月28日
There is Saromako Wakka Nature Center (サロマ湖ワッカネイチャーセンター) at an entrance of Wakka Wild Flower Park, At the building, movies about the Wakka Wild Flower Park can be watched, and there are a resting place, a stall and a restroom, too. Tourists can rent bicycles here, too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. In addition, the tourists can get into a paid sightseeing carriage.
A distance is about 5 km from the entrance to the most far place, Wakka Forest (ワッカの森), in the Wakka Wild Flower Park. Most tourists go there by bicycles. I walked a road named Ryugukaido (竜宮街道 * backbone of Dragon King), but it took about 60 minutes. Because I was tired plenty, everyone should rent the bicycles.
The Wakka Forest is a planted forest, and there is Wakka Water (ワッカの水) that fresh water gushes out. Though a land was sandwiched between the sea and the brackish water lake, the water was not salty at all. It was the most suitable water to heal my tired body. There are a restroom and a gazebo, heartwarming state that a family ate lunch was seen.
Atmosphere of Wakka Wild Flower Park Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (150 Cars)|
|Business hours||08:00-18:00 * It changes depending on seasons|
|Regular closing day||Winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||525 761 544*50|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Lake Saroma.
|Lake Saroma Tsuruga Resort(サロマ湖鶴雅リゾート)|
|Saromakohan Youth Hostel(サロマ湖畔ユースホステル)|
|Tabibito-yado Saromanian(旅人宿 さろまにあん)|
|Minshuku Misuzu(民宿三鈴)||Only Tel:+81-1587-6-2152|
|Ryokan Piraoroso(旅館 ピラオロ荘)|
|Minshuku Hama-no-Ie(民宿浜の家)||Only Tel:+81-1586-5-3470|
|Sanrihama Camping Ground(三里浜キャンプ場)|
|Kimuaneppusaki Camping Ground(キムアネップ岬キャンプ場)|
A page of Kitami is here