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[Onnenai Visitor Center in Tsurui] Kushiro-shitsugen Can Be Enjoyed on Wooden Paths

April 8th, 2016

Onnenai Visitor Center

Onnenai Visitor Center (温根内ビジターセンター) is an information center at the west side of Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland (釧路湿原). A large parking lot is built along Hokkaido Road 53, and the Onnenai Visitor Center beside the Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland is located a little below the parking lot, and is a few tourist attractions to be close the wetland in the Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland tourist attactions. Onnenai Boardwalk (温根内木道) is built at the wetland, and visitors can freely observe various plants such as a reed, a sedge, a bog moss. At the Onnenai Visitor Center, informations about marsh plants, marsh insects and wild birds are displayed, so the visitors can collect knowledges and informations about wetlands. The building has resting places and a restroom, but there is not a restraunt. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. By the way, various events such as crayfish fishing are held, so check below out.
Onnnenai Communication (温根内通信) in Japanease

Wooden Path to Onnenai Visitor Center
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Onnenai Boardwalk
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Onnenai Boardwalk
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Onnenai Boardwalk
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Onnenai Boardwalk in Winter
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Onnenai Visitor Center
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Onnenai Visitor Center
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro

The distance is about 25 km away from the center of Kushiro city, a convenience store is not built around here. Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory (釧路市湿原展望台) and Hokuto Lookout (北斗展望地) and Kushiro airport are relatively near here. By the way, Star Light Bus Kushiro-go (スターライト釧路号) and Kushiro Express Bus New Star-go (釧路特急ニュースター号) run between Sapporo and the Kushiro, and an airplane flies between Kushiro Airport and Okadama Air Port, and an airplane flies between the Kushiro Airport and New Chitose Airport. As for transport facilities for the Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland sightseeing, Kushiro-shitsugen train Norokko-go (くしろ湿原ノロッコ号) and Kushiro-shitsugen bus Isshu-go (釧路湿原一周号) run.

Hokuto Lookout

Hokuto Lookout (北斗展望地) is at the west side of Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland (釧路湿原), and is about 1 km away from the north of Kushiro Shitugen Observatory (釧路湿原展望台). It is built beside Hokuto Parking (北斗パーキング) on a small hill at about 78 m above sea level along Hokkaido Road 53, and the Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland can be viewed here. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Hokuto Lookout
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Hokuto Viewpoint

Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory

Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory (釧路市湿原展望台) is a viewpoint in the west side of the Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland, and is one of the most famous tourist attraction in Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland, and is well-known for enjoying a scenery like African savanna in a north country. The Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory is built on a small hill at about 85 m above sea level along Hokkaido Road 53, and Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk is built around the observatory. Hokuto Ruins (北斗遺跡) is along the boardwalk, too. Here is a few place to see the morning sun in the Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland, and a night view from here is beautiful, and it is a dating place. Article is here

Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland from Satellite Observatory
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park Kushiro Marsh Observatory Walking Path

Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park

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. Article is here

Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland
Kushiro-shitsugen wetland

Onnenai Boardwalk

The Onnenai Boardwalk has 3 courses, and the visitors can choose the course depending on the necessary time. The total length of the small turning course is about 0.5 km, and it takes about 10 minutes to make a round trip on foot. The total length of the middle turning course is about 2.0 km, and it takes about 40 minutes to make a round trip on foot. The total length of the big turning course is about 3.1 km, and it takes about 60 minutes to make a round trip on foot. In addition, the Onnenai Boardwalk is linked with Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk (釧路湿原北斗木道) along Remainds of Tsurui Railroad Tracks (鶴居軌道跡探勝路), and the visitors can walk to the Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory directly. In a summer, a lot mosquitoes fly in the air, so you had better bring a mosquito repellent. By the way, firefly appears from July to August, so a fantastic view can be enjoyed.
Onnenai Boardwalk Infromation Map in Japanese

Japanese Alder grows
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Calla
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Wooden Path
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Rabbitear Iris
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Wetland
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Wooden Path
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Reed and Sedge
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Wooden Path
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
I Met Deer by Chance
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro
Stairs
Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro

Atmosphere of Onnenai Boardwalk Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Onnenai Boardwalk

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (50 cars).
Business hour Onnenai Visitor Center: From April to October 10:00-17:00
From November to March 10:00-16:00
Regular closing day Onnenai Visitor Center: Tuesday, Year-end and New Year holidays
Telephone number +81-154-65-2323
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 149 669 832*13

List of Activities

Free Guided Walk in Japanes and Paid Guided Walk in Japanes are held. Refer to following websites for the activity companies. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Guided Walk

Movie of Guided Walk

Onnenai Visitor Center(温根内ビジターセンター)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Sotoasobi
Kushiro Tourism & Convention Association(釧路観光コンベンション協会)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Sotoasobi

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in or around the Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

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Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland

Takkobunuma Auto Campsite(達古武沼オートキャンプ場)
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Jalan
Rakuten
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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Kushiroshitsugen Toro Inn(釧路湿原 とうろの宿)
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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
Kushiro Shitsugen Tohro Youth Hostel(釧路湿原とうろユースホステル)
Rakuten

Kushiro Downtown

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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Athele Inn(アスリートイン)
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Jalan
Lasting Hotel(ラスティングホテル)
Booking
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
Booking.com

A page of Kushiro-shitsugen National Park is here

Kushiro-shitsugen National Park

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