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[Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki] Brown Lake Water and Beautiful View

July 22nd, 2017

Oikamanai Swamp

Oikamanai Swamp (生花苗沼) is a brackish water lake in Taiki town located in the southeastern part of Obihiro city, and is near Horokayanto Swamp (ホロカヤント沼) and Bansei Onsen (晩成温泉). The Oikamanai Swamp means "A swamp that sea waves come across a beach" in Ainu language. The perimeter of the swamp is 12.2 km. The maximum water depth is 0.7 m. Oikamanai Primitive Flower Garden (生花苗沼原生花園) spreads over around the swamp, and Yezo Daylily is in full bloom. But visitors can approach the lakeshore only Taiki-cho B&G Marine Center (大樹町B&G海洋センター艇庫) and Wild Birdwatching Failcity (野鳥観察施設) in the soutthern part of the swamp. In a summer, people come to enjoy marine Sports such as a canoe and a jet ski, but few porple come basically. Large freshwater clams are noted product, and a freshwater clam catching only in a day, mid July is summer features in the Taiki. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Beautiful Scenery
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki

Movie of Freshwater Clam Catching

In the Taiki, Cheese Salmon Rice Bowl (チーズサーモン丼) using noted products, the cheese and the salmon, and the dish can be eaten at some restaurants in the Taiki. I ate the dish at the Hamadori (はまどり), and it was tasty. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Taiki, Sobaya Isshu (そばや 一秀), Aji-no-Ryugetsu (味の龍月), Gen Farm (源ファーム) and Handa Farm (半田ファーム) are popular in particular. As for onsen, the Taiki has Bansei Onsen (晩成温泉) that is famous for iodo spring.

Horokayanto Swamp

Horokayanto Swamp (ホロカヤント沼) is a brackish water lake in Taiki town located in the southeastern part of Obihiro city, and is near Oikamanai Swamp (生花苗沼) and Bansei Onsen (晩成温泉). The swamp is also called "Horokayanto Swamp". The Horokayanto means "A swamp that sea water flows back into" in Ainu language. The perimeter of the swamp is 5.7 km. The maximum water depth is 4.7 m. The swamp is surrounded by ranches, trees and a sandy beach, and the sandy beach of about 40 m width is between the Pacific Ocean and the swamp. The sea water come across the beach when sea waves are high. A small hill of 15-20 m elevation is in the eastern part of the swamp, and Fureai Forest (ふれあいの森) and Tokachi Horokayanto Pit-House Remains (十勝ホロカヤントウ竪穴住居群) are on the hill. In an autumn, anglers come to enjoy salmon fishing on the sandy beach, and people come to enjoy pond smelt fishing on the iced swamp. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

View from Hill
Horokayanto Swamp in Taiki

Bansei Onsen

Bansei Onsen (晩成温泉) is a hot-spring place facing the Pacific in Bansei, Taiki town located in the southeastern part of Obihiro city, and is a little far away from the center of the Taiki town, and is next to a camping ground, a park golf course, and Bansei-no-Yado inn (晩成の宿). Except those, Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. There are Tokachi Beach Wetlands Group (十勝海岸湖沼群) such as Horokayanto Marsh (ホロカヤント沼), Oikamanai Swamp (生花苗沼), Choubushi Swamp (長節沼) and Yudo Swamp (湧洞沼) around the Bansei Onsen, and it is a treasure trove of wild birds and wild flowers because of not developing. The Bansei Onsen is near Otsu Beach (大津海岸) that is famous for Jewelry Ice washed ashore from Tokachi River in a winter. Article is here

Iodine Solution Springs Out
Bansei Onsen in Taiki

Cheese Salmon Rice Bowl

Hamadori (はまどり) is a restraunt selling skewers of barbecued chicken (焼き鳥屋) in Taiki town located in the south part of Obihiro city. This restraunt is a bar restraunt basically, but they serve Cheese Salmon Rice Bowl (チーズサーモン丼). Taiki town recommends the menu named the Cheese Salmon Rice Bowll and it will be new local speciality dish. The cheese and the salmon are ingredients representing Taiki town, and customers eat 5 kinds of tempura using 3 types of seasonings. 5 dishes, the cheese salmon rice bowl, the seasonings, a dish of pickle, a cup of soup, a dish of dessert, are combo meal. I visited here to eat it around 17:30 on sunday. Article is here

Cheese Salmon Rice Bowl
Cheese Salmon Rice Bowl -Hamadori in Taiki-

Tokachi Coast Wetlands Group

Tokachi Coast Wetlands Group (十勝海岸湖沼群) is a group of wetlands spreading over in the southeastern part of Tokachi District. I do not know exactly where the extent of the Tokachi Coast Wetlands Group is. It is said that Yudo Swamp (湧洞沼), Choubushi Swamp (長節沼), Oikamanai Swamp (生花苗沼), Horokayanto Swamp (ホロカヤント沼), Kimontou Swamp (キモントウ沼), Kimontou-konuma Swamp (キモントウ小沼) and Touen Wetland (当縁湿原) are between Toyokoro town and Taiki town. The group of the wetlands has been chosen as one of 500 Important Wetlands in Japan (日本の重要湿地500), and is a site proposed for the Ramsar Convention Wetland, so people say that it is a paradise for wild flowers and wild birds. About 200 types of the wild birds are observed here. I also encountered Japanese cranes. Because those wetlands do not become tourist attractions, it is said that the group of the wetlands is a little-known spot that tourists can enjoy nature calmly. Therefore, those places are not accessible by public transportations unfortunately. Article is here

Japanese Cranes
Japanese cranes

Look of Oikamanai Swamp

I visited around the Taiki-cho B&G Marine Center. Brown water of the swamp caught my eyes. The Taiki-cho B&G Marine Center is not a sightseeing facility, so ordinary people are not allowed to enter. I think that tourists can see a good view only at the lakeshore. A conbination of grass and the swamp is beautiful.

Oikamanai Swamp
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki
Oikamanai Swamp
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki
Slim River Flows
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki

Atmosphere of Oikamanai Swamp Can Be Watched on Youtube

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Movie of Oikamanai Swamp

I visited the Wild Birdwatching Failcity in September, 2019. About 160 types of wild birds can be watched around the Oikamanai Swamp, and it is said that the swamp is suit for bird-watching. A parking lot is along Forest Road Oikamanai Line (林道生花苗線). The distance from the parking lot to the Wild Birdwatching Failcity is about 200 m. A lot of mosquitoes flew in the air, so visitors had better bring a mosquito repellent. The Wild Birdwatching Failcity looks like a resting place, and it is surrounded by trees. Unfortunately, the swamp dose not come into sight. A path to the lakeside is built, so the Oikamanai Swamp can be seen on the lakeside. When I visited here on that day, the swamp had a little water, and a lot of wild birds flew.

Parking Lot along Forest Road Oikamanai Line
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki
Information Map
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki
Road to Wild Birdwatching Failcity
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki
Wild Birdwatching Failcity
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki
Look of Wild Birdwatching Failcity
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki
Path to Lakeside
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki
Oikamanai Swamp
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki
Oikamanai Swamp
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki
Oikamanai Swamp
Oikamanai Swamp in Taiki
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 699 164 199*60

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations near the Taiki and the Toyokoro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Sekireikan(セキレイ舘)
Booking
Jalan
HOTEL TAIKI(HOTEL TAIKI)
Booking
Rakuten
Tokachi Royal Hotel(十勝ロイヤルホテル)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Bansei-no-Yado(晩成の宿)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Bansei Onsen Cottage(晩成温泉コテージ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Tokachi Beach Wetlands Group is here

Tokachi Beach Wetlands Group

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