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Scenery Like African Savanna Can Be Enjoyed in Northland -Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory-

April 8th, 2016

Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory (釧路市湿原展望台) is a Yachibouzu-shaped building designed by Mr. Kiko Mozuna (毛綱毅曠) on the west side of Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland and was built in 1984. That is an usual paid facility in Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland. Tourists can enjoy the Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory from an observatory on the third floor. A night view from here is beautiful, and it is a dating place. A parking lot is free of charge.

Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory
Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory
Yachibouzu
Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory

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
Guide Signboard
Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory

There are wooden paths (Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk), and the tourists can make a round trip with 2.5 km in total length for about 1 hour. Visitors can enjoy freely. There are 7 resting place, Fureai-Hiroba (ふれあい広場), Komorebi-Hiroba (こもれび広場), Hidamari-Hiroba (ひだまり広場), Tancho-hiroba (丹頂広場), Aosagi-Hiroba (あおさぎ広場), Habataki-Hiroba (はばたき広場) and Izanai-Hiroba (いざない広場), and Komorebi-Kaidan (こもれび階段), a suspencion bridge and Satellite Observatory (サテライト展望台) along the wooden paths. The wooden paths are connected to the walking path for Onnenai Visitor Center (温根内ビジターセンター).

Entrance of Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Habataki-Hiroba
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Aosagi-Hiroba
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland from Aosagi-Hiroba
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Walking Path for Onnenai Visitor Center Is Closed to Traffic This Time
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Wooden Path
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path

Especially, a view is superb from the Satellite Observatory in the middle of the route, so it can be said that it is one of the best views. It is a popular place that a scenery from here resembles African savanna. By the way, many mosquitoes fly in the air, so you would better bring a mosquito repellent.

Satellite Observatory
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Satellite Observatory
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland from Satellite Observatory
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Satellite Observatory
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland Looks Like Savanna
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Wooden Path
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Tancho-Hiroba
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Hidamari-Hiroba
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Suspension Bridge
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Wooden Staircase Called Komorebi-Kaidan
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Komorebi-Kaidan
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path
Komorebi-Hiroba
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path

Atmosphere of Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk

Admission fee Adult: JPY 470. High school student: JPY 250. Elementary and junior high school students: JPY 120.
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (108 cars).
Business period From May to October 08:30-18:00
From November to April 09:00-17:00
Regular closing day Year-end and New Year holidays
Telephone number +81-154-56-2424
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 149 548 538*72

Accommodations

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

Lake Shirarutoro Campsite(シラルトロ湖キャンプ場)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Kushiro Marshland National Park "Ikoi-no-Ie Kayanuma"(くしろ湿原パーク 憩の家 かや沼)
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Yamahana Onsen Rifre(山花温泉リフレ)
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Circle House Red Beret(サークルハウス赤いベレー)
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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)
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Super Hotel Kushiro(スーパーホテル釧路)
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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)
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Kushiroshitsugen Toro Inn(釧路湿原 とうろの宿)
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Athele Inn(アスリートイン)
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Jalan
Lodge Shirarutoro(シラルトロ温泉 ロッジ シラルトロ)
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Tsurui Dosanko Ranch(鶴居どさんこ牧場)
HP
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Jalan
Lasting Hotel(ラスティングホテル)
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Minshuku Kano(民宿かのう)
HP
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Jalan
Business Hotel Frontier(ビジネスホテル フロンティア)
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Jalan
Hotel Marshland(ホテル マーシュランド)
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Hotel Mercci(バリアフリーホテル メルシー)
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Jalan
Business Ryokan Tokiwaso(ビジネス旅館 富喜和荘)
HP
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Jalan
Hotel Marshland Annex(ホテル マーシュランド別館)
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Guest House Yasumizaka(民宿 休坂)
Minshuku Green Park(民宿グリーンパーク)
HP
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Jalan
Sumire Ryokan(すみれ旅館)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Business Hotel Nakazono Daiichi(ビジネス ホテル 中園第一)
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Jalan
Wakatake Ryokan(若竹旅館)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Heart'n Tree(ハートン ツリー)
Jalan
Kushiro Shitsugen Tohro Youth Hostel(釧路湿原とうろユースホステル)
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Kushiro-shitsugen National Park is here

Kushiro-shitsugen National Park

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