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Activities

Japanese Smelt Fishing

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A winter favorite in Hokkaido,where a hole is drilled into the vast white frozen ice of Lake Abashiri,and one fishes for smelt.Amelt are great ot in tempra.Induction cookers can  be used for \200 for 10 minutes.Purchase a tempura set(\500) and cook and taste the fish you caught on the spot.

Season

Early Jan. - middle Mar.

Fee/Fishing Fees

Adults ¥800
Children ¥400

Rentals
Pole ¥150
Chair ¥100
Hook weight ¥250
Other
Bait ¥200
Hole Drill ¥300

Inquiries

Location:On Lake Abashiri
Tel:81-152-44-5849(Abashiri Tourism Association)

Access

Bus
10 min. from Abashiri Sta. on the "Bihoro Route" or "Memanbetsu Airport Route "Bus
Get off the bus at "Abashiri Kosou Mae"

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Fruit Picking

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The best way to enjoy the season is to stop in orchard and pick fruit!
Fruit picking in Abashiri begins with strawberries in early June,cherries in early July,and prunes,apples,pears and plums in the fall.

Inquiries

Place :
Whithin the city

Estimated fee :
adults 500-1000 
elementary school students 500-800
preschool children 400-600

Tel :
81-152-44-5849(Abashiri Tourist Association)

Horseback Trekking

Horseback Trekking

Take a leisurely stroll through the great outdoors on this horse back ride. Even the wind that you feel as you ride on the back of a horse seems different from the ordinary. During the winter, the horse takes you trekking across the drift ice on the Sea of Okhotsk. Horseback trekking across a frozen ocean is a special feature of Abashiri.

Inquiries

Place

on Lake Abashiri, Mokoto district

Period
year-round

Estimated fee/duration
10000yen/hr

Tel
81-152-44-5849

Abashiri Drift Ice Tour Boat (Ice Breaker Aurora)

Drift Ice Experience (Ice Breaker 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.

Operating Period

Late Jan - Early Apr.

Embarkation area

Location:5-1 Minami 3 JO, Higashi 4 Chome, Abashiri
Road Stop Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri (Port Tourism Exchange Center)

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-43-6000

Access

Bus
10 min. by direct bus from Abashiri Station.
Car
8 min. from Abashiri Station

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Experience Tours Link List (Abashiri Tourism Association Homepage)

Bird Watching

Kitahama Hakucho Park

Kitahama Hakucho Park

Hakucho park is a well-known sightseeing spot for swans that come to rest during migration. You can observe swans up close, and if you are lucky maybe see some white-tailed eagles and Steller's sea eagles.

Location

Kitahama, Abashiri

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-44-6111(Abashiri City Hall Tourism Division)
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Yobito Tancho Nature Trail

Yobito Tancho Nature Trail

Yobito Tancho Nature Trail is a 7km long trail located on the Yobito Peninsula, which protrudes into Lake Abashiri. It is the perfect trail for nature hiking and bird watching. During the spring, skunk cabbages bloom along the nature trail.

Location

Yobito, Abashiri

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-44-6111(Abashiri City Hall Tourism Division)
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Lake Abashiri

Abashiri is home to many wild birds due to the many lakes and forests that are scattered around, making it the ideal place for bird watching.
Besides observing birds up close, canoeing is another experience provided on Lake Abashiri.

Location

Yobito, Abashiri

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-44-6111(Abashiri City Hall Tourism Division)
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Komaba Kinohiroba

Komaba Kinohiroba

There is a trail 8km long inside the Komaba Kinohiroba, great for nature hikes. From the trail you can see the Sea of Okhotsk, and on a sunny day even glimpse the Shiretoko Mountain Range. If you are really lucky, you may encounter little animals like the Ezo squirrel, or the chipmunk.

Location

Komaba, Abashiri

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-44-6111(Abashiri Farmland Policy Planning Division)
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Okhotsk Jinendo (Guided Bird Watching Tours)

Cycling (Abashiri Tokoro Cycling Road Okhotsk Cycling Road)

The cycling course begins at Abashiri Chuo Park, then runs by Lake Abashiri, Lake Notoro to the coast of the Okhotsk on to Lake Saroma and the Lake Saroma Auto Park. It is a cycling road that allows the cycler to fully enjoy the vast nature of Hokkaido.
Minami 2 Jo, Nishi 4 Chome (Starting Point: Abashiri Chuo Park)

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-41-7171(Hokkaido Abashiri On-site Operations Project Division Project Section)

Rental Cycles

No need to bring your own bicycle to go cycling! You can rent one at the locations listed below.

Road Stop Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri(Roadside station)

Location

5-1 Minami 3 Jo Higashi 4 Chome, Abashiri

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-44-5849(Abashiri Tourism Association)
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Nikkokan Ekimae Rental Cycles (Jun. - Sept. only)

Location

2-2-12 Shinmachi, Abashiri

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-43-6197
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Auto Shop Watanabe

Location

Minami 6 JO, Nishi 1 Chome, Abashiri

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-43-2866
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Bed and Breakfast Lamp

Location

3-3-9 Shinmachi, Abashiri

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-43-3928
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Golf

Enjoy the view of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Shiretoko Mountain Range while you play golf.

Okhotsk Country Club

Location

269 Aza Kitahama, Abashiri

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-46-2521
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Abashiri Country Club

Location

76 Aza Yamasato, Abashiri

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-46-2101
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