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Sightseeing spot

Lake Tofutsu (Hakucho Park)

Lake Tofutsu (Hakucho Park)

Lake Tofutsu was chosen to be a registered wetland under the Ramsar Treaty at the 9th Ramsar Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands" held in 2005. During the summer, the wetlands are filled with irises, and ponies graze, making this the perfect photo spot. During the winter swans migrate from Siberia and can be observed up close.

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-44-6111

Access

Car
20 min. from downtown Abashiri
Bus
30 min. from Abashiri Sta. on the "Koshimizu/Shari Route" Bus
It is a 5 min. walk from the "Hakucho Koen Iriguchi Mae" bus stop.

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"Hana Tento" Flower Gardens

Hana Tento  Flower Gardens

More than 80 thousand flowers bloom across the grounds that cover 3.5 ha. of land. During the season when the flowers are in full bloom, colorful flowers like sage and marigolds compose a beautiful garden.

Blooming season

Mid August - Mid October

Full bloom

Late August - Mid October

Flower type

Sage (red and blue), marigolds (yellow and orange)
Abashiri Lake View Ski Area (Tentozan) No. 6 Course
Get off at "Hana Tento Kaijo" bus stop.

Inquiries

Tel:81-152-44-6111

Access

Car
10 min. from downtown Abashiri
Bus
18 min. from Abashiri Sta. on the " Tourist Facility Rounds Route" Bus
Get off at "Hana Tento Kaijo" bus stop.
Notice The Tourist Facility Rounds Course bus runs periodically. Please inquire beforehand for definite times. Call Abashiri Bus(Co.) at 81-152-43-4101

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Abashiri Phlox Park

Abashiri Phlox Park

This park, located in Yobito district of Abashiri covers an area of 10 hectares where over 150 thousand phlox plants bloom each year. Besides the beautiful phlox that blooms in the park, there are scenic points for viewing Lake Abashiri and the plains toward Memanbetsu. Blooming season begins in late July, with August being the peak of the season, and continues through early September.

Inquiries

Location:465 Yobito, Abashiri
Tel:81-152-44-5849

Access

Car
25 min. from Abashiri Station

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Cape Notoro

Cape Notoro

Cape Notoro is one of the most famous scenic spots in the area throughout the year. You can sense the beauty as well as ferocity of the clear Okhotsk and the majestic Shiretoko Mountain Range, all from the top of Cape Notoro. At the nearby Abashiri City Misaki Ranch, horses and cattle are led to graze between May and October, creating a typical Hokkaido picturesque pastoral scene. Between late March and mid April the yellow flowers of the Far East Amur Adonis blanket the cape.

Inquiries

Location: Abashiri City Misaki
Tel:81-152-44-6111

Access

Car
15 min. from downtown Abashiri

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Lake Notoro

Lake Notoro

In early fall the grounds are covered in red from "Coral grass" (common glasswort), as though a red carpet had been laid. Every year in September the annual "Lake Notoro "Coral Grass" Festival" is held.
Lake Notoro, 35 km in circumference, is divided by the Sea of Okhotsk and a sand bar and is full of treasures of the sea.

Common Glasswort Colony

Inquiries

Location:60-3 Ubaranai, Abashiri
Tel: 81-152-47-2301(Ubaranai Tourism Committee)

Access

Car
15 min. from downtown Abashiri
Bus
20 minutes from Abashiri Station on the Tokoro-Lake Saroma Sakaeura route.
Get off at "Sangoso Iriguchi" bus stop.

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Lake Abashiri

Lake Abashiri

From Abashiri City to Ozora Town (Memanbetsu), the largest colonies of skunk cabbages spread over an area of 52 hectares. From late April when the snow begins to melt, the white flowers can be seen. The 7km long "Yobito Bird Watching Trail", on Yobito Peninsula, which protrudes into Lake Abashiri. There is nature hiking amidst the great outdoors, bird watching and in the spring the skunk cabbages bloom along the nature trail.

Inquiries

Tel: 81-152-44-6111

Access

Car
15 min. from downtown Abashiri
Bus
16 min. from Abashiri Sta. on the "Mihoro Route" or "Memanbetsu Airport Route "Bus
Get off at "Yogogakko Iriguchi" bus stop.

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The Kando no Michi (meaning emotive road) View Point Parking

The Kando no Kai (meaning emotive road) View Point Parking

In November, 2008, a view point parking area opened along the Kando no Kai road. On a sunny day the Shiretoko Mountain Range, Shari Mountains, Mt. Mokoto, Sea of Okhotsk and Lake Tofutsu can be seen.

What is "Kando no Michi?"
It is a course from the central part of the city toward Tentozan, which is filled with many different kinds of pastoral views. There are beautiful golden barley fields, and green, sprouting beet fields that make the drive. It was chosen as one of the "The Best 500 Footpaths to Discover Attractive Japan".

Inquiries

Tel: 81-152-44-6111

Access

Car
15 min. from downtown Abashiri

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