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Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk

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A buzzing forest trail

The trail leads down one hill and up another. Along the way observation points offer chances to... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Istvan Z
Tokyo, Japan
Walk and view. Handy but still it's nature

This place is only 20 minutes drive from Kushiro airport. Perhaps, the handy detour you can do... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Tokyo, Japan
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Hokuto, Kushiro 084-0922, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Not a great deal to see and do inside but there are fantastic views over the marshland surrounding the building.

1  Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The boardwalk seems to disappear underfoot as it leads visitors away from the highway, across the former railway right-of-way and into a green "savannah" growing up through water, where the principal sound is the breeze whispering by your ears. Signage is instructive but not excessive,...More

1  Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The trail leads down one hill and up another. Along the way observation points offer chances to take in the surrounding marshes and meadows. There are plenty of bugs, insects, and birds. Take notice: there are no animals or birds held captive here, so no...More

Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This place is only 20 minutes drive from Kushiro airport. Perhaps, the handy detour you can do after arrival on the way to go to either Kushiro-city gourmet or Lake Akanko hotspur. There is a two footpath from this viewpoint. Shorter one (2.5km) is to...More

2  Thank Waterloo_A
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Extensive boardwalk meanders through a section of the marsh. Unusual marsh flowers were out and there were birds to watch as well

1  Thank Ocassi0nal_Traveller
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Don't visit too early in the Spring, as the area has not 'sprung' into Spring, and the Cranes are nowhere to be seen. You need to spend some time in the Observatory to benefit from the experience, otherwise, give it a miss.

1  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Is not a tourist friendly attraction, you need transport and a long distance view camera to enjoy. Else its just a plain view, you can hear animals voice, maybe catch the species very far from you. Alternatively, you can walk through the path from one...More

2  Thank hckok77
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Wish we give more time to explore this national park on the way to Shiretoko. We did a lovely walk, and nearby in farm land we saw Red Crested Cranes!

2  Thank AJP77
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place for nature lovers. The view of the marshland is great and thw walk on the well maintained wooden path is easy and enjoyable with a lot of trees, plants, butterflies & dragonflies.

1  Thank Hatem R
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

The Kushiro National Park observatory is a good stop to view from altitude, and by walking, the sprawling lowland and inner paths of the area. A 2.5 km loop of the area can be done in under an hour by foot and is a fairly...More

1  Thank Dan S
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6 September 2016|
Response from Barbara R | Reviewed this property |
Certainly not late winter/early spring when I was there! I would assume mid Spring and into summer when there is plenty of food on the plains for them and their young. The boardwalk would be a very good walk around that time... More