• July 22nd, 2017
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[Yudo Marsh in Toyokoro] Precious Marsh That Ordinary People Can Catch Corbicula

Yudo Swamp

Yudo Swamp (湧洞沼) is a brackish water lake in Toyokoro town located in the southeastern direction of Obihiro city, and is the largest marsh in Tokachi Beach Wetlands Group (十勝海岸湖沼群). The perimeter of the swamp is 17.8 km. The maximum water depth is 3.5 m. The Yudo means "A hot spring marsh" in Ainu language. Maybe the hot springs gush out around somewhere in the marsh. The southern lakeshore of the marsh faces the Pacific Ocean, and a long sandbar spreads over between the marsh and the sea, and Yudo Swamp Primitive Flower Garden (湧洞沼原生花園) is at the both sides of a road. 190 types of wild birds such as Hazel Hen can be obrserved. Except Yudonuma Lookout (湧洞沼見晴台) in the eastern part of the marsh, there is not a tourist facility. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Hokkaido Road 1051 is closed in a winter.

Yudo Swamp
Yudo Swamp in Toyokoro

Movie of Yudo Swamp

Speaking of the Toyokoro, American Donut (アメリカンドーナツ) of Asahido (朝日堂) is famous. I guess that few hot springs gush out in the Toyokoro, but a day trip bathing (non hot springs) can be enjoyed at the Tokachi Royal Hotel (十勝ロイヤルホテル).

Tokachi Coast Wetlands Group

Tokachi Coast Wetlands Group (十勝海岸湖沼群) is a group of wetlands spreading over in the southeastern part of Tokachi District. I do not know exactly where the extent of the Tokachi Coast Wetlands Group is. It is said that Yudo Swamp (湧洞沼), Choubushi Swamp (長節沼), Oikamanai Swamp (生花苗沼), Horokayanto Swamp (ホロカヤント沼), Kimontou Swamp (キモントウ沼), Kimontou-konuma Swamp (キモントウ小沼) and Touen Wetland (当縁湿原) are between Toyokoro town and Taiki town. The group of the wetlands has been chosen as one of 500 Important Wetlands in Japan (日本の重要湿地500), and is a site proposed for the Ramsar Convention Wetland, so people say that it is a paradise for wild flowers and wild birds. About 200 types of the wild birds are observed here. I also encountered Japanese cranes. Because those wetlands do not become tourist attractions, it is said that the group of the wetlands is a little-known spot that tourists can enjoy nature calmly. Therefore, those places are not accessible by public transportations unfortunately. Read More

Japanese Cranes
Japanese cranes

Look of Yudo Swamp

Visitors can approach the lakeshore only along the southern part and eastern part of the marsh. In a summer, campers and people enjoying marine sports such as Windsurfing or Jet Skiing come, and fishing rods for a salmon are lined on the beach in an autumn. This marsh is the very precious marsh together with Choubushi Swamp (長節沼), and ordinary people are allowed to catch a freshwater clam. In Japan, only people concerned with fishery can catch the freshwater clam in most of lakes and swamps at present. When I visited here, a lot of people caught the freshwater clam.

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Many Sandy Areas
Yudo Swamp in Toyokoro
People Catch Freshwater Clam
Yudo Swamp in Toyokoro
View from Lakeshore
Yudo Swamp in Toyokoro
Yudo Swamp
Yudo Swamp in Toyokoro

Atmosphere of Yudo Swamp Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yudo Swamp

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-15-574-2216
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 699 289 301*46

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around the Yudo Swamp. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Toyokoro

    Tokachi Royal Hotel(十勝ロイヤルホテル)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    B and B Oka(B&B丘)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Moiwayama Nature Park Campsite(藻岩山自然公園キャンプ場)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Lake Chobushi Campsite(長節湖キャンプ場)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten

    Taiki

      Sekireikan(セキレイ舘)
      Booking
      Jalan
      HOTEL TAIKI(HOTEL TAIKI)
      Booking
      Rakuten
      Hotel Kashiwa(ホテルかしわ)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Incalshipe Shirakaba(インカルシペ白樺)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Kamuy Kotan Park Campsite(カムイコタン公園キャンプ場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten

      Bansei Onsen

        Bansei-no-Yado(晩成の宿)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Bansei Onsen Cottage and Campsite(晩成温泉コテージ・キャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Booking.com
        Booking.com

        A page of Tokachi Beach Wetlands Group is here

        Tokachi Beach Wetlands Group

        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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