- October 25th, 2015
[Kabutonuma Swamp in Toyotomi] Fulfilling Camping Ground of Kabutonuma Park
Kabutonuma Swamp (兜沼) is a freshwater lake in Toyotomi town located in the southern part of Wakkanai city. In the northernmost part of Kami-sarobetsu Plain (上サロベツ原野) located in the norhern part of Sarobetsu Plain (サロベツ原野), Rishiri‐Rebun‐Sarobetsu National Park (利尻礼文サロベツ国立公園), the Kabutonuma Swamp is almost next to the Wakkanai. The perimeter of the swamp is about 3.5 km, and the maximum depth is about 2 m. Its shape of the swamp looked like a Japanese war helmet (Kabuto), so it was named. Originally the name of the swamp was Peraisaruto (ぺライサルトー), and it means "A swamp that a fish can be catched at a reed bed" in Ainu language. The area around Kabutonuma Swamp is developed as Kabutonuma Park (兜沼公園), and Kabutonuma Park Camping Ground (兜沼公園キャンプ場), Kabutonuma Park Auto Camping Site (兜沼公園オートキャンプ場) and a park golf course are built at the site. The swamp is known for migratory birds flying coming, and bird-watching can be enjoyed at a forest of the park. Because a green zone got in my way, I could not approach the shore. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
Movie of Kabutonuma Swamp
There are some means of transportation for the Sarobetsu Plain tourism, for example, a fixed-route bus, a sightseeing taxi, a rental car and a rental bicycle. I suppose that the best means of transportation is that visitors rent a rental car in the Wakkanai.
Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park
Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park (利尻礼文サロベツ国立公園) located in the northern Hokkaido between Rishiri Island, Rebun Island, Toyotomi Town and Horonobe Town is the northernmost national park in Japan, and has been designated as the national park since 1974. The area is 24,166 ha. It consists of 2 islands, wetlands and the coast, and beautiful nature such as the sea, mountains, wild flowers and wetlands is highlight. Because the Northern Hokkaido has few famous tourist attracsions, the national park is one of the most famous nature tourist attracsions. The Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park is divided into 4 areas, Rishiri Area (利尻), Rebun Area (礼文), Coastal Sand-dune Area (海浜砂丘) and Sarobetsu Area (サロベツ), and the Rishiri Area (利尻), the Rebun Area (礼文) and the Sarobetsu Area have a lot of highlights. Read More
Look of Kabutonuma Park
The Kabutonuma Park at the eastern shore of the swamp is near Kabutonuma Station. There are the Kabutonuma Park Camping Ground and the Kabutonuma Park Auto Camping Site. A shower facility and a coin-operated washing machine are provided, too, so the park is popular with campers. Open period is from May to September. The camping grounds are charged.
Movie of Camp Ground
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (100 cars)|
|Business hour||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||353 159 742*85|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Toyotomi, the Horonobe and the Teshio. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Sarobetsu Plain is here
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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