• October 25th, 2015
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[Kabutonuma Swamp in Toyotomi] Fulfilling Camping Ground of Kabutonuma Park

Kabutonuma Swamp

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.

Mt. Rishirifuji Can Be Seen
Sarobetsu Plain Kabutonuma Swamp in Toyotomi

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.

    List of Means of Transportation for Plain Tourism

    Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Sarobetsu Plain. 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).

    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
    Jalan
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
    Chiseki Sekiyu Choinori Rent-a-car(チセキ石油・ちょいのりレンタカー) Their offices are near the Minami-wakkanai Station and Toyotomi Onsen.
    Jalan
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    Toyotomi Tourist Information Center(豊富町観光情報センター) They rent a rental bicycle at the Toyotomi Tourist Information Center and Yu-no-Mori Pokke (湯の杜ぽっけ).
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    Toyotomi Hier(豊富ハイヤー) Reservation is required.
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    Horonobe Town Office(幌延町) They lend a bicycle for free at Horokaru (ホロカル).
    Jalan
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    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

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    Rebun Island

    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.

    Bank of Kabutonuma Swamp
    Sarobetsu Plain Kabutonuma Swamp in Toyotomi
    Kabutonuma Park Camping Ground
    Sarobetsu Plain Kabutonuma Swamp in Toyotomi
    Park Golf Course
    Sarobetsu Plain Kabutonuma Swamp in Toyotomi

    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
    Telephone number +81-162-84-2600
    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.

    Toyotomi

      Minshuku Ashita-no-Shiro(民宿あしたの城)
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      Toyo Hotel(トーヨーホテル)
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      Matsuya Ryokan(松屋旅館)
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      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Yadokari House(ヤドカリハウス)
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      Lodgement Miyamoto(ロッジメント宮本)
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      Kabutonuma Campsite(兜沼公園キャンプ場)
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      Jalan
      Rakuten

      Toyotomi Onsen

        Kawashima Ryokan(川島旅館)
        New Onsnekaku Hotel(ニュー温泉閣ホテル)
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        Jalan
        Hotel Toyotomi(ホテル豊富)
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        Jalan
        Win(ウィン)
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        Jalan
        Yukaiyado(湯快宿)
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        Rakuten
        Yunohanaso(湯の花荘)
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        Share House "Yado"(シェアハウス「宿〜YADO〜」)
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        Ukasuymosir(湯治の宿「ウカスイモシリ」)
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        Horonobe

          Minshuku Ryokan Sarobetsu(民宿旅館サロベツ)
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          Business Hotel Hokutoso(ビジネスホテル北斗荘)
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          Jalan
          Business Ryokan Koeiso(ビジネス旅館光栄荘)
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          Minshuku Meizanso(民宿名山荘)
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          Furusato-no-Mori Forest Park Campsite(ふるさとの森森林公園キャンプ場)
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          Teshio

            Teshio Onsen Yubae(てしお温泉 夕映)
            Sato Minshuku(さとう民宿)
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            Sun Hotel(サンホテル)
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            Takahashi Ryokan(高橋旅館)
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            Nishizawa Ryokan(西澤旅館)
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            Hinomaru Ryokan(日の丸旅館)
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            Hotel Ichihana(ホテルいち花)
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            Maruse Ryokan(マルセ旅館)
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            Rakuten
            Kagaminuma Seaside Park Campsite(鏡沼海浜公園キャンプ場)
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            Jalan
            Rakuten

            A page of Sarobetsu Plain is here

            Sarobetsu Plain

            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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