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Shunkokutai with Todowara and Hashirikotan with Full of Nature -Lake Furen in Nemuro and Bekkai-

July 8th, 2014

Neighborhood of Lake Furenko

Lake Furenko (風蓮湖) is a brackish water lake located in the southwestern part of Nemuro city. The perimeter of the lake is about 96 km. This is the third largest brackish water lake after Lake Saroma (サロマ湖) and Lake Notoro (能取湖) in Hokkaido. The lake was designed as a wetland under Ramsar Convention in 2005. It is famous for having the largest sweetbrier colony in Japan and is known for being able to watch White-tailed Sea Eagle and Steller's Sea-eagle in a winter. There are Shunkokutai (春国岱), roadside station "swan 44 Nemuro (スワン44ねむろ)", Hashirikotan Wild Flower Garden (走古丹原生花園) around the lake.

Parents and Child of Japanese Crane
Nemuro, Lake Furenko

Shunkokutai

A sandbar of 600 ha between Lake Furen and Bay of Nemuro is called Shunkokutai and was designed as Shunkokutai Wild Birds Park (春国岱原生野鳥公園). Wooden paths are built on a tideland and tourists can enjoy the Lake Furen and nature along wooden paths. Only Picea Glehni that grows wild on the sandbar in Japan spreads over if the tourists walk from a parking lot for about 20 minutes. Because Todowara, Picea Glehni died by seawater, is seen, the Shukokutai is very valuable. Unfortunately, the Todowara (トドワラ) of Notsuke Peninsula (野付半島) almost becomes extinct.

Shunkokutai
Nemuro, Lake Furenko, Shunkokutai
Shunkokutai
Nemuro, Lake Furenko, Shunkokutai
Todowara
Nemuro, Lake Furenko, Shunkokutai
Shunkokutai
Nemuro, Lake Furenko, Shunkokutai
View from Just under Tree
Nemuro, Lake Furenko, Shunkokutai
Todowara
Nemuro, Lake Furenko, Shunkokutai
Todowara
Nemuro, Lake Furenko, Shunkokutai
Died Picea Glehni
Nemuro, Lake Furenko, Shunkokutai
Lake Furen
Nemuro, Lake Furenko, Shunkokutai

There are 2 walk paths, Kita Fox Course (キタキツネコース) and Picea Glehni Course (アカエゾマツコース), and it takes about 1 hour for the tourists to look around the Shunkokutai. It is known as the biggest landing zone for swans in Japan, and about 310 kinds of wild birds seem to be watched. There is the Shunkokutai Nature Center (春国岱ネイチャーセンター) near the Lake Furen, the visitors can gather information about the wild birds. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Todowara Spreads over on Wetland
Nemuro, Lake Furenko, Shunkokutai
Nature Center
Nemuro, Lake Furenko, Shunkokutai

Atmosphere of Shunkokutai Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shunkokutai

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 Cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-153-25-3047
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 734 411 194*03

Roadside Station "Swan 44 Nemuro"

Roadside Station "swan 44 Nemuro" is located in the south side of Lake Furen. There are a restraunt, a souvenir shop, a fresh fish direct sales shop, a restroom and an observatory deck at a building. Wooden paths are built around the building and tourists can make a round trip on foot for about 10 minutes. But a walk path was closed because a bear appeared. Beware of bears.

Appearance of Building
Lake Furen Nemuro Roadside Station swan 44 Nemuro
Blakiston's Fish-Owl Carved in Wood
Lake Furen Nemuro Roadside Station swan 44 Nemuro
View from Observatory Deck
Lake Furen Nemuro Roadside Station swan 44 Nemuro
Inside of Building
Lake Furen Nemuro Roadside Station swan 44 Nemuro
Observatory Deck
Lake Furen Nemuro Roadside Station swan 44 Nemuro
Lake Furen
Lake Furen Nemuro Roadside Station swan 44 Nemuro
Hawker's Least Shrew ?
Lake Furen Nemuro Roadside Station swan 44 Nemuro
Wooden Path
Lake Furen Nemuro Roadside Station swan 44 Nemuro
Observatory Deck
Lake Furen Nemuro Roadside Station swan 44 Nemuro
Lake Furen
Lake Furen Nemuro Roadside Station swan 44 Nemuro
Beware of Bears
Lake Furen Nemuro Roadside Station swan 44 Nemuro

Atmosphere of Roadside Station "Swan 44 Nemuro" Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Roadside Station "Swan 44 Nemuro"

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (70 Cars)
Business hours 09:00-18:00 * It changes depending on seasons
Regular closing day From May to October: Always open. From November to April: Monday.
Telephone number +81-153-25-3055
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 734 353 152*75

Neighborhood of Hashirikotan

Hashirikotan is located in the north side of Lake Furen, and there is no facility such as tourist facilities. But it is famous for seeing nature in the raw. Many Steller's Sea-eagles, White-tailed Sea Eagles and Yezo Deers inhabited, and I came across Yezo deers along the roadside when I visited here. The steller's Sea-eagle and the white-tailed Sea Eagle are known as a winter feature. A road extends to the tip of Hashirikotan, and tourists can look over the Nemuro Peninsula and the Lake Fuuren from the tip guarded with tetrapods.

Beach
Lake Furen in Nemuro Hashirikotan
Grassland
Lake Furen in Nemuro Hashirikotan
Tetrapods
Lake Furen in Nemuro Hashirikotan
View from Tip of Hashirikotan
Lake Furen in Nemuro Hashirikotan
Tetrapods Are Lined
Lake Furen in Nemuro Hashirikotan
Tip of Hashirikotan
Lake Furen in Nemuro Hashirikotan
Lake Furen
Lake Furen in Nemuro Hashirikotan
Beach
Lake Furen in Nemuro Hashirikotan
Road Covered with Sand
Lake Furen in Nemuro Hashirikotan
Deers along Road
Lake Furen in Nemuro Hashirikotan

Atmosphere of Lake Furen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Lake Furen

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number -
Home page home page is not provided
Mapcode 734 466 417*88

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Lake Furen.

Restraunt and Cottage Lake Sunset(レストラン&コテージ レイクサンセット)
Booking
Minshuku Furen(民宿 風蓮)
Booking
Jalan
Booking.com

A page of Nemuro is here

Nemuro

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  1. good! hokkaido! says:

    Hi there,
    About your inquiry for the bus information & timetable, it is here.

    Nemuro Bus
    http://nemurokotsu.com/timetable/

    Nemuro Bus Attoko Line
    http://nemurokotsu.com/pdf/rosen/attoko2.pdf

    The left is the bus timetable for Lake Furen.
    The right is the bus timetable for Nemuro station.

    Left bus timetable.
    5th from the top is Nemuro Station Bus Terminal (駅前ターミナル).
    9th from the bottom is Hakuchodai Center bus stop (白鳥台センター) near the Lake Furen.

    Right bus timetable.
    9th from the top is Hakuchodai Center bus stop (白鳥台センター).
    5th from the bottom is Nemuro Station Bus Terminal (駅前ターミナル).

    There is the road station “Swan44 Nemuro” near the Hakuchodai Center bus stop.

    Swan44 Nemuro
    http://www.swan44nemuro.com/access.html

    Attoko Line Route
    https://www.navitime.co.jp/bus/route/00046865/%E5%8E%9A%E5%BA%8A%E7%B7%9A%EF%BC%BB%E6%A0%B9%E5%AE%A4%E4%BA%A4%E9%80%9A%EF%BC%BD

    22 is Hakuchodai Center bus stop (白鳥台センター).

    There are not many buses on this route in remote area. And I suppose you might often be perplexed by the bus if you do not know the Japanese. But you will be OK once you get used to it.

    In addition, there is a direct bus from Kushiro station to Hakuchodai Center bus stop (白鳥台センター).

    Nemuro Express Bus
    http://www.kushirobus.jp/1/toshikan_n.html

    * You would better make a reservation beforehand.

    Bus Timetable
    http://www.kushirobus.jp/1/pdf/tosikan_n_jikoku.pdf

    I am not knowledgeable about Lake Furen and the bus information, so I recommend you to ask Nemuro City Tourist Association the best answer once.

    TEL:+81-153−24−3104
    E-mail: info@nemuro-kanko.com

    Nemuro City Tourist Association
    https://uu-hokkaido.com/corporate/nemuro-kankou.shtml

    Have a nice trip!

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