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Fish Designated as National Monument Range Inhabit at Panke SWamp with Reddish Brown Water -Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe-

October 24th, 2015

Pankenuma Swamp (パンケ沼) is a brackish swamp in the northern part of Shimosarobetsu-genya (下サロベツ原野) located in the southern part of Sarobetsu Plain, Rishiri‐Rebun‐Sarobetsu National Park (利尻礼文サロベツ国立公園). The perimeter of the swamp is about 8 km and is the relatively large swamp. Because iron of the peat bed permeated water and was oxidized, color of the water changed reddish brown. Common Gold Fishes, Comet Goldfish and Corbicula inhabit there. Because the Comet Goldfish in the Uotorinuma Swamp, Miyagi prefecture has been designated as the National Monument, rare fishes seem to inhabit, too. The area around Pankenuma Swamp is called Pankenuma-enchi (パンケ沼園地), tourists can go around there along wooden paths for about 20 minutes. There are a gazebo, a bird watching hut and a restroom at the site.

Pankenuma Swamp
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Bare-Surfaced Peat Bed on Shore
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Gazebo
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Resting Place
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Bird Watching Hut
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Inside of Bird Watching Hut
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Restroom
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Parking Lot
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe

There are 3 viewing platforms along wooden paths, and hygrophytes or wild birds can be observed from June to September. The wild birds such as Yellow-Breasted Bunting, Siberian Rubythroat, Latham's Snipe and Grey Heron and flowers such as Yezo Lily and Iris Ensata are often seen.

Viewing Platform
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Power Generating Mechanisms for Otonrui Wind Power Generation Can Be Seen
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Viewing Platform
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Reddish Brown Water
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Viewing Platform
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
View from Viewing Platform
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
View from Viewing Platform
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Sarobetsu Plain
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Panicled Hydrangea
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Wooden Path
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Hosta Sieboldiana Grow in Colonies
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe
Hosta Sieboldiana
Sarobetsu Plain Pankenuma-enchi in Horonobe

Atmosphere of Pankenuma-enchi Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Pankenuma-enchi

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (10 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-1632-5-1116
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 736 403 640*40

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Pankenuma-enchi.

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)
Booking
Jalan
Business Ryokan Koeiso(ビジネス旅館光栄荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Meizanso(民宿名山荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Teshio Onsen Yubae(てしお温泉 夕映)
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Minshuku Ashita-no-Shiro(民宿あしたの城)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Toyo Hotel(トーヨーホテル)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Matsuya Ryokan(松屋旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

A page of Sarobetsu Plain is here

Sarobetsu Plain

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