• August 22nd, 2014
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[Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden in Mobetsu] At Small Wild Garden, Wild Flowers in Summer and Drift Ice Can in Winter Can Be Enjoyed

Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden

Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden (オムサロ原生花園) is a nature garden in Monbetsu city located in the northeastern part of Asahikawa city, and is well-known for 1 km-length rosa rugosa colony along a beach between the Sea of Okhotsk and Okhotsk Line National Route (National Route 238). There is Ryuhyo-misaki (流氷岬 * it means "Cape Drift Ice" in Japanese) at the beach, and it is a place to see the drift ice on the sea. In addition, it also is a popular fishing spot to catch salmon. Omusaro Nature View Center (オムサロ・ネイチャー・ビューセンター) is bult at the site, and it has an observatory deck, a break place, a food stall and a restroom. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden
Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden
Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden
Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden
Omusaro Nature View Center
Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden

Drift Ice Spots and Drift Ice Cruise

In Japan, Drift ice appears only from January to March, and can be enjoyed only along the Sea of Okhotsk and a part of Pacific Ocean. The sea is covered with the drift ice from the shoreline of Monbetsu to Shiretoko Peninsula, and it is amazing view! It may be said that you must see the amazing view once. Hokkaido has 3 towns called "Monbetsu", Monbetsu (紋別) along the sea of the Okhotsk, Date Monbetsu (伊達紋別) along the Pacific Ocean and Monbetsu (門別) along the Pacific Ocean. In those Monbetsu, a place to view the drift ice is the Monbetsu (紋別) along the sea of the Okhotsk, and the Monbetsu, Abashiri (網走), Koshimizu (小清水), Shari (斜里) and Rausu (羅臼) have some drift ice spots. Tourists can enjoy the drift ice on the shore, and also enjoy it as the drift ice cruise on the sea. Unfortunately, global warming cause decreasing the drift ice recently, but you may see wild animals such as Earless Seal and Steller's Sea-eagle on the drift ice if you are lucky. Read More

Sheet of Drift Ice Zone
Drift Ice and Garinkogo2 in Monbetsu

The distance is about 7 km away from the center of the Monbetsu, and a restaurant, a cafe and a convenience store are not built around here. Omusaro Ruins Park (オムサロ遺跡公園) is near here. A direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and here, but a express bus "Ryuhyo Monbetsu-go (流氷もんべつ号)" runs between the Sapporo and the Monbetsu.

    List of Means of Transportation

    A highway bus services between the Monbetsu and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Monbetsu
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Monbetsu to Sapporo
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their office is at Monbetsu Airport.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is at the Monbetsu Airport.
    Jalan
    Ones Rent-a-car(ワンズレンタカー) Their office is in the Monbetsu.
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Rent-a-car Hiraoka(レンタカー平岡) Their office is in the Monbetsu.
    Jalan
    Rakuten

    Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden in Summer and Winter

    In the summer, flowers can be seen at the Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden, and the drift ice can be enjoyed in the winter.

    Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden

    In the Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden, About 50 kinds of flowers such as the Rosa Rugosa, Daylily and Siberian Lily bloom from a summer to an autumn. The best season is July. Rare white Rosa Rugosa may be seen. A lot of wild birds inhabit, and people come to bird-watch. Visitors can go a trip for about 20 minutes because the garden is small. Although it is a garden, people do not manage the garden, and the plants are at the mercy of the nature. Maybe it is hard to walk. By the way, a lot of mosquitoes fly in the air in a summer, so you had better bring a mosquito repellent.

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    Entrance of Primeval Flower Garden
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    Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden in Monbetsu
    Winter Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden
    Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden in Monbetsu

    Atmosphere of Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden

    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking is provided (60 Cars)
    Business hours Open 24 hours * Omusaro Nature View Center 10:00-18:00
    Regular closing day Open all year round * Omusaro Nature View Center Year-end and New Year holidays
    Telephone number +81-158-23-4231
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 401 500 791*36

    Ryuhyo-misaki

    About in February, the dirft ice come to shore at the Ryuhyo-misaki. Visitors can touch the drift ice on the sandy beach, too. But the drift ice is not close to the beach depending on weather or the wind direction, so Whether or not the drift ice can be enjoyed depends on luck and timing. When I visted here, the dirft ice was not seen unfortunately.

    Ryuhyo-misaki Is Covered with Drift Ice Exhaustively in Winter
    Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden
    Ryuhyo-misaki in Winter
    Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden Ryuhyomisaki
    Ryuhyo-misaki in Winter
    Omusaro Primeval Flower Garden Ryuhyomisaki

    Atmosphere of Ryuhyo-misaki in Winter Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Ryuhyo-misaki in Winter

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Monbetsu. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Monbetsu Prince Hotel(紋別プリンスホテル)
      Monbetsu Central Hotel(紋別セントラルホテル)
      Booking
      Hotel Okhotsk Palace(ホテルオホーツクパレス)
      Minshuku Sakura House Annex(民宿さくらハウス別館)
      HP
      Booking
      Jalan
      Minshuku Sakura House Main Building(民宿さくらハウス本館)
      HP
      Booking
      Jalan
      Kibarashikan(気晴館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Tabi-no-Yado Karamatsu(旅の宿からまつ)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Business Hotel Stage(ビジネスホテルステージ)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Pension LOOP(ペンション LOOP)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Minshuku Marutake(民宿まるたけ)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Monbetsu Bay Area Automobile Campsite(紋別ベイエリアオートサイト)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Mt. Oyama Mountaintop Park(大山山頂園)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Komuke International Campsite(コムケ国際キャンプ場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Booking.com
      Booking.com

      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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