Weather in Abashiri
  • Current Conditions : 12C, Clear - 8:00 AM JST Oct. 26
    Temperature: 12°C | Humidity: 77% | Pressure: 1016hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: Variable | Wind Speed: 2km/h
    2014/10/26 08:00:00
  • Forecast for Saturday as of Oct. 25 9:00 PM JST
    Scattered Clouds. High:18 ° C.
    2014/10/25 12:00:00
  • Forecast for Saturday Night as of Oct. 25 9:00 PM JST
    Partly Cloudy. Low:10 ° C.
    2014/10/25 12:00:00
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Events for January - March

Sightseeing Icebreaker Ms.'Aurora'

Sightseeing Icebreaker Ms.'Aurora'

Breaking ice up to one meter thick,the boat cruises on the frozen Sea of Okhotsk.You can often see white-tailed sea eagles and seals from on board.

Discover the new northern continent! Abashiri is warm

Discover the new northern continent! Abashiri is warm

Enjoy winter with open participation outdoor events! You can ride snowmobiles on frozen Lake Abashiri. Some events are held on the ice stage at night.
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Abashiri Okhotsk Drift Ice Festival?

Abashiri Okhotsk Drift Ice Festival

Large and small ice sculptures and snow figures add to the excitement during winter in Abashiri. Wide variety of events to enjoy! At night the ice sculptures are lit up in a rainbow of colored lights and turn the area into a world of fantasy; a view that is quite different from daytime.
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Okhotsk Cross Country Ski Tour

Okhotsk Cross Country Ski Tour

The tour is held at the "Tent land" which overlooks the Sea of Okhotsk and the Shiretoko Peninsula, so skiers can enjoy blending into the lovely scenery while they walk the 7km course on cross country skis.

Okhotsk Yatai Mura (Vendor's Village)

Okhotsk Yatai Mura (Vendor's Village)

A long line of vendors set up by many of the restaurants in Abashiri serve local Abashiri specialties at low cost. You can barbecue and eat on the spot too. Come and enjoy Yatai Mura in the middle of winter.

Ryuhyo Norokko

Ryuhyo Norokko

Another way to enjoy the drift ice on the Sea of Okhotsk is to ride the Ryuhyo Norokko train that runs along the snowy coast of the Sea of Okhotsk. In the observation car, the benches face large windows so that passengers can view the Sea of Okhotsk spread before them.

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About Abashiri

Abashiri

Of all the prefectures in Japan, Hokkaido is the northern most prefecture, and Abashiri is located on the eastern side of the island facing the Sea of Okhotsk.
Sitting on latitude 44, it is surrounded by lakes, rivers, mountains; a land rich in nature.
Because Abashiri faces the ocean, there is little difference in temperature and is relatively mild for being on the eastern side of the island.

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