Kushiro-jicho is a valley in the mountains of eastern Hokkaido. It faces the open Pacific Ocean. It is far away from the main areas of the Japanese archipelago and has a relatively sparse population. If you visit Lake Akan, you usually pass through here. The main landscape of Kushiro is the Kushiro Marsh on the north side. Because of the combined factors such as monsoon, sea breeze, and washing, the wind here is mostly foggy. When it is beautiful, it is like a fairyland.
When I came to Kushiro after the snow, there were only two of us in the street on weekends except for the white snow, and occasionally a few cars passed by. Even the shops on the street are mostly closed, like an empty city.
For the sake of Lake Akan, we flew all the way east from Sapporo to Kushiro and took a day trip to White Pirika. Kushiro is a very cute town. There is a small candy-colored church on the square in front of the station. When you walk on the street, you can hear the radio from the loud speakers. There will be music telling the time on the hour, and it feels like a warm little village.
Those who know Kushiro through Haruki Murakami also know that it is called the foggy city. This is a famous fishing port in Hokkaido. The scenery is very nice, a bit like Yantai in Shandong, although the weather is cold. But it's like an ice-free port
1. This is where the story of Haruki Murakami’s short story "UFO Flying Down Kushiro" takes place. He said: "Even in Hokkaido, this is a place with little snow. Because the coastal area is windy, the snow is blown away. Now.” (Really, I didn’t see any shadow of snow)
In Kushiro, Hokkaido, you can see a 360-degree starry sky with no dead ends. Under such a starry sky, I feel like I want to chat all night. Romantic starry sky, gentle moonlight. A campsite in Hokkaido, on a hill where "stars can fall in the palm of your hand" is considered the best place to watch the starry sky in Japan.
Preston_Dominguez: Kushiro City, Hokkaido
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Kushiro,Nusamai Bridge,Gangwen Arts Theatre,Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido,Yonemachi Park