- July 6th, 2014
[Kushiro] Nature, Tasty Foods, Tourism, Onsen and Red-crowned Crane Can Be Enjoyed in Fisheries City
- List of Nature Tourist Attractions
- List of Tasty Foods
- List of Onsen
- List of Other Tourist Attractions
- List of Events
- List of Accommodations
Kushiro (釧路) that about 170,000 people live is the 5th largest fisheries city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. The Kushiro became incorporated with Akan town (阿寒) and Onbetsu (音別) in 2005, and has became the 3rd largest city by area in the Hokkaido. In Japan, it is the 7th latgest city by the area. The Kushiro is also well-known as a tourist city with rich nature, and has 2 very famous national parks, Kushiro-Shitsugen wetland (釧路湿原), the largest wetland in the Japan, and Lake Akan (阿寒湖) consisted by primeval forests and lava. In addition, the beautiful sunset can be seen, too, and the Kushiro is one of the three great places to see the beautiful setting sun in the world together with Manila in Philippines and Bali in Indonesia.
As for a climate, it is chilly even in a summer because a sea breeze blows from the Pacific Ocean. In the summer, temperature rarely exceeds 20 degrees, and if temperature exceeds 20 degrees over one week, it is an unusual hot summer. Because the Kushiro has a lot of foggy days in the summer, it is called foggy town, too. I used to live in the Kushiro for 4 years, thick fog (ジリ) often came down, and it was real problem fog for natural curly hair. On the other hand, there is little snow in a winter, but the temperature is below the freezing point. The surface of a road freezes, and an attention is necessary because people are easy to slip and fall down. Thanks to this climate, skating is popular. The Kushiro produces a lot of the skating and ice hockey players.
The Kushiro is one of the largest fishing bases landing cod, saury or cuttlefish in the Japan, and accounts for 13 % fish haul in the Japan, and tasty seafood are famous. Unique restaurants such as Shakebanya (鮭番屋), Katte-don (勝手丼 * seafood rice bowl) in Washo market (和商市場), a store specializing in whelk (つぶ貝専門店) and Japanese-style barbecue (Robata (炉端) * seafood cooked on a grill in front of customers) open their businesses. In addition, it is well-known as a birthplace of a local sprciality dish "Hokkaido-style Deep-fried Chicken (ザンギ)", and only dishes of the Kushiro such as Kushiro Ramen, Spaghetti and Cutlett (スパカツ) and Sugar-coated Corn Dog have a lot of fans. Red Paper Bystreet (赤ちょうちん横丁) is famous with people for drinking, and the history of the Kushiro can be felt. Speaking of highly reputed restaurants in the Kushiro, Kishin (紀伸) is given 1-star by Michelin Hokkaido, and est di Zuppa (エスト ディ ズッパ), Kita-odori Azumaya (北大通 東屋), Tamagawaan (玉川庵) and Robata Nusamai (炉端 ぬさまい) are given bib gourmand by the Michelin Hokkaido.
Except the nature, the Kushiro does not have famous tourist attractions. But facilities related to cranes and animals such as Akan International Crane Centre (阿寒国際ツルセンター), Red-crowned Crane Natural Park (丹頂鶴自然公園) and Kushiro Zoo (釧路動物園) are popular. In addition, there are Kushiro-shitsugen Art Museum (釧路湿原美術館), Kushiro City Museum (釧路市立博物館), Yonemachi Furusato Museum (米町ふるさと舘), Kobunkan Museum (港文館) and Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido (北海道立釧路芸術館) in the Kushiro, too. By the way, the Kushiro is famous as the settings of We Were There (僕等がいた), a popular manga, and Terminal (起終点駅 ターミナル), a famous novel, too, and Anime and Japanese movie were produced as a motif. Visiting the real-life locations is popular, too.
The land of the Kushiro is long from north to south, and Akanko Onsen (阿寒湖温泉), a famous onsen resort, is located in the north part of the Kushiro, and Tancho-no-Sato Onsen (丹頂の里温泉) is located in the middle part of the Kushiro, and Yamahana Onsen (山花温泉) is located in the south part. Except those, hot springs are gushed out at the downtown of the Kushiro. Types of all the hot springs are different, and the Akanko Onsen has a lot of simple hot spring, and brown hot springs can be enjoyed at the Tancho-no-Sato Onsen, and the Yamahana Onsen can be taken a bath at very salty hot spring.
The Kushiro has much events, too. Kushiro Winter Festival (くしろ冬まつり) is held between 2days in early February, and Lake Akan Ice Aisu Festival (Love) Akan “Fuyu Hanabi” (阿寒湖氷上フェスティバル ICE・愛す・阿寒『冬華美』) is held from early February to early March. Then Iomante Fire Spring Festival (イオマンテの火まつり) is held from late April to late June, and Kushiro Tulip and Flower Fair (くしろチューリップ&花フェア) is held between 2days in late May, and Itsukushima Shrine Festival (厳島神社例大祭) is held between 3days in mid July, and Kushiro-shitsugen Marathon (釧路湿原マラソン) is held in a day, late July, and Kushiro Fog Festival (くしろ霧フェスティバル) is held between 3days in late July, and Kushiro Port Festival (くしろ港まつり) is held between 3days in early August, and Kushiro Omotenashi Gourmet Festa (KUSHIROおもてなしグルメフェスタ) is held between 4days in mid August, and Senshin Fireworks Display (釧新花火大会) is held in a day, mid August, and Iomante Fire Autumn Festival is held from September to November, and Kushiro Tairyo Dompaku Fireworks (くしろ大漁どんぱく花火大会) is held in a day, early September, and Mariomo Festival (まりも祭り) is held between 3days in early October.
A direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Kushiro. But highway buses "Star Light Kushiro-go (スターライト釧路号)" and "Kuhsiro Limited Express New Star-go (釧路特急ニュースター号)" run between the Sapporo and the Kushiro, and Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro-go (サンライズ旭川・釧路号), an express bus, runs between the Kushiro and Asahikawa, and Sweets Liner-go (スイーツライナー号) runs between Obihiro and Tancho Kushiro Airport, and Senpoku-go (釧北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and the Kushiro, and Akan Airport Liner (阿寒エアポートライナー) runs between Lake Akan and the Tancho Kushiro Airport. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Kushiro Station and Kushiro Airport.
List of Nature Tourist Attractions
The Kushiro has 2 great nature in different atmosphere. One is the Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland. A few trees grow, and low plants are covered with a marsh land like Savanna. The second is the Lake Akan. Volcanos, forests and lakes create a scenery, and its form is complicated. It is as contrasted with the Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland. Except those, Lake Harutori (春採湖) is on a hill. My visited places are as follows.
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park (釧路湿原国立公園) among Kushiro city, Kushiro town, Shibecha town and Tsurui village is a famous tourist attraction in the Eastern Hokkaido, and about 500,000 people visit every year, and is the largest wetland with 18,290 ha in Japan. It has been designed as Ramsar Convention since 1980, and developments had been limited strictly. More than 700 plants grow, and about 200 birds and about 1,100 insects inhabit. A lot of 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 a 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 a remaining specy in the glacial epoch, Bogberry and Yachibouzu (ヤチボウズ) are in the wetland. Read More
Lake Akan (阿寒湖) is a caldera lake in the northern part of Kushiro city, and the Akan means "Immovable" in Ainu language. In Akan Mashu National Park, the perimeter of the lake is about 25.9 km. The maximum water depth is 45 m. The lake is well-known for growing Lake Ball (Marimo). Old Lake Akan was dammed by eruptions of Mt. Oakandake (雄阿寒岳) 10,000 years ago, and 3 lakes, the Lake Akan, Lake Panketo (パンケトー) and Lake Penketo (ペンケトー) were born. Trees such as Yezo spruce, Abies sachalinensis, Painted maple and Mongolian oak grow naturally around the lake, and the lake side is covered with the primeval forest. 24 types of wild animals such as Brown bear and Yezo deer and 65 types of wild birds such as Black woodpecker inhabit, and the lake has been designed as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention since 2005. Around the Lake Akan, there are Takiguchi (滝口) that is famous for a beauty spot of fall foliage, Akankohan Lookout (阿寒湖畔展望台 * Akankohan Ski Resort) with a good view, Lake Onneto (オンネトー), Mt. Oakandake (雄阿寒岳), Mt. Meakandake (雌阿寒岳), Sokodai Lookout (双湖台) and Sogakudai Lookput (双岳台). Read More
List of Tasty Foods
The Kushiro has one of the largest fishing bases in the Japan, and has a lot of dishes about fresh fishery products such as seafood rice bowl, Kushiro Ramen and grilled whelk. The Kushiro is famous as a birthplace of the local dish "Hokkaido-style Deep-fried Chicken", one of famous dishes in the Hokkaido, too. As for local specialties in the Kushiro, the Spaghetti and Cutlett and Akan Grilled Venison Rice Bowl (阿寒やきとり丼) are popular with tourists, too.
As for the popular restaurants, the Kishin is given 1-star by Michelin Hokkaido, and the est di Zuppa, the Kita-odori Azumaya, the Tamagawaan and the Robata Nusamai are given bib gourmand by the Michelin Hokkaido. Tempura Sakura (天ぷら料理さくら), Ramen Studio Uocchi (魚一ら～めん工房), Gustora, Ginsui (銀水), Kushiro Miyako Sushi (くしろ都寿司), Kushiro Ramen Kawamura (釧路ラーメン 河むら), Sushichu (鮨忠), Daigo (醍醐), Chikuroen Azumaya Head Office (竹老園 東家総本店), Tempura Sai (天ぷら 彩), Yachiyo Head office (八千代本店), Robata (炉ばた) and Wanwei (玩味) are given Michelin Plate. Except those, Kuidokoro Shake Banya (喰い処 鮭番屋), Ramen Maruhira (ラーメン まるひら), Kushiro Washo Fish Mart (釧路和商市場), Kadoya (かど屋), Torizen (鳥善) and Robata Renga (炉ばた煉瓦) are popular in particular. My visited restaurants are as follows.
Kushiro Ramen is called the 4th ramen in the Hokkaido, and features light taste seafood soup and curled thin noodles. It is too good to miss the fresh ramen noodles without an additive and a preservative. The Kushiro Ramen are served at about 100 restaurants in the Kushiro. The Maruhira, the Ramen Studio Uocchi, the Kawamura, the Ginsui, Tsuru (つる), Jin (仁), Natsubori (夏堀) and Kitamachi (北町) are popular in particular. My visited ramen restaurants are as followa.
Ginsui (銀水) is a long-established ramen restraunt in Naniwa-cho, Kushiro city and was founded in 1935. Ginsui is said to be the oldest ramen restraunt in Kushiro ramen restraunt. This ramen restraunt is famous for placing in the MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. Read More
Kawamura head office (河むら本店) is a popular ramen restaurant in Suehiro-cho, Kushiro city and was founded in 1989. There is a building at an entertainment district. Kawamura is placed in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. The ramen restraunt had an atmosphere such as a typical ramen restraunt. There are some tables, so family customers seem to enjoy. Read More
Maruhira (まるひら) is a popular ramen restaurant in Urami, Kushiro city. There is a building near Yonemachi park (米町公園). Because I heard from my fried that this restraunt was the long-established restaurant of Kushiro ramen founded in 1959, I visited here. Business start time is 09:30 a.m. However, the restaurant was already opened when I visited at 09:20. Because the preceding visitors sat at their seats, an owner thought to sorry probably that he kept visitors waiting and might open it. He is a kind man. There are some tables and family customers seem to enjoy. But long lines may be expected. Read More
Ramen Studio Uocchi
Ramen Studio Uocchi (ラーメン工房・魚一) is a popular ramen restaurant in Kushiro city and opens a ramen restaurant at Tancho market (丹頂市場) adjacent to Washo market (和商市場) near Kushiro station. This ramen restaurant was placed in Michelin Guide Hokkaido 2012 Special Editions, so I visited here around 15:30 on weekdays. Business hours were from 06:45 to 16:30, and I arrived here just in time. This ramen restaurant is famous for fish sauce broth ramen (魚醤ラーメン). Speaking of fish sauce, I imagine Thai Nam pla, but it is like soy sauce made from fishery products. Read More
It is one of Kushiro's charms that fresh fishery products can be enjoyed. Tourists can eat seafood rice bowl at the Shake Banya near a fishing port and the Washo Fish Market. The Kadoya (かど屋), a store specializing in grilled whelk, are famous, too. In addition, there is Nagoyakatei Head Office (なごやか亭本店), one of 3 major conveyor belt sushi restaurants in Hokkaido. The Kuidokoro Shake Banya, Sanmanma Uomasa (さんまんま魚政), Buh (ブう～), the Robata Renga, Kushiro Aburiya (くし炉 あぶり家), Charinko (ちゃりんこ), the Kushiro Washo Fish Market (釧路和商市場), the Kadoya and Toraya (虎や) are popular in particular. My visited restaurants are as follows.
Kuidokoro Shake Banya
Shake Banya (鮭番屋) is a seafood restaurant near Kushiro port in Kushiro city. The restraunt has an atomosphere such as seafood market. Marine products shop runs the seafood restaurant and visitors can eat fresh seafood. The visitors can choose a type of rice bowl and can choose to grill the seafood. In case of grilling the seafood, the visitors choose the seafood that the visitors want to eat and hand seafood to a waitress on a tray. Read More
Kadoya (かど屋) is a restraunt specializing in grilled whelk (つぶ貝専門店) in Sakae-machi, Kushiro city. The name of restaurant take after abuilding on a corner of a street (corner means Kado in Japanese language). It was founded in 1967. Menu has only 2 dishes, grilled whelk and ramen * Of course, drinks are served, too. Prices are JPY 850 and JPY 600. The restraunt has an atomosphere such as a typical good old Japanese‐style barbecue restraunt. There are some tables. But family customers seem not to enjoy. The menu for child is nothing. Read More
Nagoyakatei Head Office
Nagoyakatei Head Office (なごやか亭本店) is a conveyor belt sushi chain store (回転寿司チェーン店) in Harutori, Kushiro city. This conveyor belt sushi chain restraunt is one of the 3 major conveyor belt sushi chain restraunts in Hokkaido. Mitsuboshi restaurant system Co., Ltd. (株式会社三ッ星レストランシステム) runs it. There is a building near the Lake Harutori (春採湖), and I visited here around 15:00 on weekdays. The building was pretty large and had an atomosphere as a typical conveyor belt sushi restraunt. There were 2 groups of customers at the restraunt at this halfway hour. Read More
Hokkaido-style Deep-fried Chicken
It is said that the Hokkaido-style Deep-fried Chicken (Zangi) was born in the Kushiro, and it is well-known for local speciality in the hokkaido, and is eaten all over the Hokkaido. That looks like fried chicken (唐揚げ) and tatsuta-fried chicken (竜田揚げ), and the recipe is nearly the same. Different names are called depending on the area as same as Imagawayaki (今川焼き) and Oyaki (おやき). I suppose that origin points of the Hokkaido-style Deep-fried Chicken in the Kushiro are bony chicken and sauce. Torimatsu (鳥松) and the Torizen are popular in particular. Nanbantei (南蛮酊) in Kushiro town adjacent to the Kushiro city has a good reputation, too. My visited restaurants are as follows.
Torimatsu (鳥松) is a Hokkaido style deep-fried chicken (ザンギ) restraunt in Kushiro city. There is a building at the corner of Sakae-machi, amusement area of Kushiro, and it was founded in 1960. It is known as the originator of Hokkaido style deep-fried chicken that everyone know in Hokkaido. But I do not know whether correct or not because some restraunts are said to be the originator. Still it is a fact that many visitors visit the long-established Hokkaido style deep-fried chicken restraunt. Read More
Seiyodo Nanbantei (西洋堂 南蛮酊) is a popular restraunt near Toya Station in Kushiro town next to Kushiro city. Kushiro is known as a birthplace for Hokkaido specialty food Zangi (ザンギ * Hokkaido Style Deep-fried Chicken), and the Nanbantei is famous for serving Zantare (ザンタレ * Hokkaido Style Deep-fried Chicken with Sauce). Lawson (ローソン), famous convenience store in Japan, used to sell Karaage-kun Hokkaido Zantare flavor (から揚げ君 北海道ザンタレ味) supervised by the Nanbantei, so I see that it is very popular. Read More
Spaghetti and Cutlett
Restaurant Izumiya (レストラン泉屋) is a long-established restaurant in Suehiro-cho, Kushiro city and was founded in 1958. It has about half a century history. Izumiya is famous for Spakatsu (スパカツ * Spaghetti and Pork Cutlet). The Spakatsu is a dish that meat sauce spaghetti is topped with pork cutlets. The feature is that an iron plate pan is used in substitution for the dish. This is piping hot iron plate pan, and visitors can enjoy the hot meal till the last. Kushiro has less snow in Hokkaido, but hot dishes would be demanded by people because wind is cold. Read More
Akan Grilled Venison Rice Bowl
Akan Grilled Venison Rice Bowl (阿寒焼き鳥丼) is a new local speciality food of Lake Akan. Some restraunts serve it and I visited the Restaurant Kisen (レストラン汽船) to eat it. There was a parking lot beside a building. I stopped my car there and went to the restaurant on second floor. Read More
Oyster Buckwheat Noodles
Tamagawaan (玉川庵) is a famous buckwheat noodles restraunt in Tottori, Kushiro city and is known for making oyster buckwheat noodles (牡蠣そば) for the first time, and they garnered one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. Originally, an owner run a buckwheat noodles restraunt in Akkeshi that is famous for the oyster culture and would buy the oyster field in a different field accidentally. For 3 years, he seemed to discover a method to cook the oyster that had a muddy odor tasty with the buckwheat noodles. They moved to Kushiro, and approximately 40 years passed. The Tamagawaan became long-established buckwheat noodles restraunt loved by local people. Read More
Pork Rice Bowl
Butafuku (ぶた福) is located in Otanoshike, Kushiro city and is near the Kushiro National College of Technology (釧路高専). Pork rice bowl is not so popular in Kushiro, but the pork rice bowl of the Butafuku is known for a large serving of the pork rice. I visited here around 18:00. Inside restraunt is L shaped, and 2 groups of customers ate the pork rice bowls. There is a raised seating area, so family customers seem to enjoy. I sat at a counter seat and read a menu, and ordered a pork loin and pork libs mixed pork rice bowl (ミックス豚丼). The price was JPY 880. Printed web pages were pasted walls of the counter seat, and I was surprised at this situation first. Read More
Gelateria Paisible (ジェラテリア・ペジブル) is a popular western confectionery run by Kushiro Nozomi Social Welfare Service Corporation Association (社会福祉法人釧路のぞみ協会) which supports for handicapped job seekers in Futaba-cho, Kushiro city and was founded in 2010. They sell cakes or baked confectioneries, but it is reputable for very tasty gelatos, too. I visited here around 16:00 on weekdays to eat gelato. 3 cars stopped on a road in front of the store. There were 3 groups of visitors when I entered the store. Everyone ordered the gelato. I waited at the checkout line. Read More
List of Onsen
The Akanko Onsen that is the largest onsen resort in the Eastern Hokkaido, the Tancho-no-Sato Onsen and the Yamahana Onsen are famous. Except those, Visitors can take a day trip bath at Natural Onsen Fumizono-no-Yu (天然温泉 ふみぞの湯), Natural Onsen Daikiyu (天然温泉 大喜湯) and Natural onsen Hotel Paco Kushiro (天然温泉 ホテルパコ釧路). My visited onsen are as follows.
Akanko Onsen (阿寒湖温泉) is a hot-spring resort in the south side of Lake Akan (阿寒湖) located between Kushiro city and Abashiri city, and is the largest hot-spring resort in Eastern Hokkaido, and is a base for sightseeing of Akan Mashu Natioanl Park (阿寒摩周国立公園), and 1.5 million people visit here annually. It has a long history, and Ainu people had already used hot springs in 1858. After that, it is said that the origin of the Akanko Onsen is that a ryokan was built in 1912. About 20 accommodations are built at the Akanko Onsen, and huge buildings catch people's eyes. Maeda-Ippoen Foundation (前田一歩園財団) owns almost lands and the hot springs of the Akanko Onsen, and provides the hot springs gushed from 13 hot spring sources to hot spring facilities and private houses. Without mixing the hot springs gushed out from 13 hot spring sources, the hot springs are slightly different depending on the hot spring facilities. Therefore, visitors can enjoy difference in the hot springs at various hot spring facilities. By the way, the largeest Ainu Kotan (アイヌコタン) in Hokkaido is formed thanks to Mrs. Mitsuko Maeda (前田光子), the 3rd-generation president of the Maeda-Ippoen Foundation. Read More
Yamahana Onsen (山花温泉) is a hot spring place in Kushiro city, and is around 20 km away from the center of the Kushiro. Yamahana Onsen Refre (山花温泉リフレ) is built in a grassy plain next to Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park (釧路湿原国立公園). There are Kushiro Zoo (釧路動物園), Horse Park and Kushiro Yamahana Park Auto Campsite (釧路市山花公園オートキャンプ場) near here, and those are near Tancho Kushiro Airport, too. The Yamahana Onsen is a little away from Otanoshike (大楽毛), restraunts, cafes and convenience stores are built around there. Speaking of the Otashike, I ate a pork rice bowl at Butafuku (ぶた福). It was so tasty. Tourist attractions relatively near here are the tourist attractions related with the Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park, for example, Kushiro Marsh Observatory (釧路市湿原展望台), Hokuto Lookout (北斗展望地) and Onnenai Visitor Center (温根内ビジターセンター). Read More
Tancho-no-Sato Onsen (丹頂の里温泉) is a hot spring place in Akan-cho, Kushiro city located in the northwestern part of Kushiro city. Circle House Red Beret (サークルハウス赤いベレー) is built along Marimo National Route (National Route 240). There are Road Station Akan Tancho-no-Sato Cranes Terrace (道の駅 阿寒丹頂の里 クレインズテラス), Akan International Crane Center (釧路市 阿寒国際ツルセンター), Tancho Crane Observation Center (タンチョウ観察センター), Akan Natural Forest Campsite (阿寒自然休養村野営場), Kushiro Shitsugen Art Museum (釧路湿原美術館) and Park Golf Course around here, and almost facilities related to red-crowned crane are named after the cranes. It is famous that a lot of the red-crowned cranes comes flying in a winter. By the way, Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park (釧路湿原国立公園), Kushiro Zoo (釧路動物園) and Kushiro Tancho Airport (釧路丹頂空港) are relatively near here. Read More
List of Other Tourist Attractions
There are Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO (釧路フィッシャーマンズワーフMOO), Nusamai Bridge (幣舞橋), Manabot Observation Deck (まなぼっと展望台), the Kushiro Zoo, the Akan International Crane Center, the Red-crowned Crane Natural Park, the Kushiro-shitsugen Art Museum, the Kushiro City Museum, the Yonemachi Furusato Museum, the Kobunkan Museum and the Kushiro Art Museum. My visited places are as follows.
Kushiro Zoo (釧路動物園) is a zoo in Yamahana Park (山花公園) located in the west part of Kushiro's downtown, and is adjacent to Yamahana Onsen Rifre (山花温泉リフレ), Kushiro Fureai Horse Park (釧路市ふれあいホースパーク) and an auto campsite. It features a large site, and anout 60 types of 450 animals are bred at the site of 47.8 ha. The Kushiro Zoo was established in 1975, and is the easternmost zoo in Japan. There are a sightseeing facility with wooden paths reproduced Kushiro-shitsugen Wetalnd and a amusement park at the zoo, too. In addition, there is Yamahana Graveyard (山花墓地) for some reason at the zoo, too. The Kushiro Zoo is an unusual zoo that there is a cemetery at the zoo in the Japan. Read More
The Nusamai Bridge is famous as a scenery with Flower Clock near a rotary intersection, and is well-known for four seasons women statues on the bridge. The 4 statues of four seasons were produced by Mr. Yasutake Funakoshi (舟越保武), Mr. Tadayoshi Sato (佐藤忠良), Mr. Yoshitatsu Yanagihara (柳原義達) and Mr. Shin Hongo (本郷新), and each statues express a spring, a summer, a autumn and a winter. It is said that the bridge is one of three major bridges in Hokkaido together with Toyohira bridge (豊平橋) in Sapporo and Asahi bridge (旭橋) in Asahikawa. The bridge become popular the sunset spot recently.
Atmosphere of Nusamai Bridge Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Parking lot is not provided|
|Business hours||Open for 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
Manabot Observation Deck
The Manabot Observation Deck is built on a hill with Flower Clock. The observation deck is at the top floor, and visitors can view the downtown. It is a night view spot. Anyone can enter this freely.
Atmosphere of Manabot Observation Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free of charge|
|Regular closing day||Monday, Year-end and New Year holidays|
|Home page||Home page is here|
Sekineppu Lookout Open Space
Sekineppu Lookout Open Space (セキネップ展望広場) is a scenic place in Kushiro town located in the eastern part of Kushiro city, and is also located Senboushi that is famous as a producing center for oysters between the Kushiro city and Akkeshi town. The Sekineppu means "A mountain with a few trees, and a place that stones fall" in Ainu language. The Sekineppu Lookout Open Space is built along Hokkaido Road 142 called "Northern Pacific Ocean Seaside Line (北太平洋シーサイドライン)", and the road is not often crowded with cars, so I think that drivers can enjoy driving while seeing a good scenery. A few visitors come here, so here is a little-known tourist spot. Only a parking lot and a temporary restroom are built at the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Read More
List of Events
Various events such as the events using the tasty foods or using snow are held from the spring to the winter.
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations near or in the Kushiro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.
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Fujinoenchi Park (富士野園地) is a lookout point in the northern part of Rishiri Island (利尻島), and is next to Yuhigaoka Observation Deck (夕日ヶ丘展望台). Grass lands spread over on cliffs of 15-20 m elevation, and Yezo Daylily is in full bloom from late June to mid July.Read More
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Biratori Onsen (平取温泉) is a hot spring place in Biratori town located in southeastern part of Sapporo city. Biratori Onsen Yukara (びらとり温泉 ゆから) is built a small hill. Around here is well-known as a place related with Ainu culture, and Nibutani Dam and Ainu Culture Museum are near here.Read More