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Kushiro Marsh Observatory
Top 15 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.5/5
10 Reviews
Observation Deck
Address: 6-11 Hokuto, Kushiro
Phone: +81-154-56-2424

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There is a wetland in Doto Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, called Kushiro Wetland, where a river winds through it. The mountain is blocked by heavy snow in winter, and the viewing platform cannot be opened to the public. In summer, standing on the Hosooka Observation Deck in the Kushiro Marsh, the open wetland suddenly opens up, a lush scene. In addition to self-driving and chartered vehicles, tourists usually take JR regular trains to Kushiro Shitsugen Station, and then follow the signs to easily reach the Hosooka Observation Deck. Tickets are not charged and it is open for free.

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  • Southcityca
    Southcityca
    South San Francisco, California, USA
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    Nice center for wildlife, with great city views

    Unfortunately on the day we visited it was snowing hard, but the center has numerous exhibits regarding wildlife seen in the Kushiro area. There is an open air observatory at the top, a gift shop and ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582508120000+0800)/
  • Tony K
    Tony K
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    Wide open view but no cranes

    We spent a day looking for cranes but with no success. This place has a huge vista but again no cranes. Binoculars were available to help but we were just unlucky. We had a nice seafood roll at the...

    Reviewed on /Date(1577628451000+0800)/
  • 705stephenh
    705stephenh
    Doncaster, United Kingdom
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    Needs refurbishment

    We were in the in between season for birds and there wasn’t much about. The observatory has plenty of free parking and eating facilities. Great views over the plains below, the board walks are getting...

    Reviewed on /Date(1568831178000+0800)/
  • harryatkck
    harryatkck
    Kansas City, Kansas, USA
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    Great exhibits & walking trails

    There exhibits inside the observatory are great in telling the story of the ecosystem of the marsh. There are extensive walking tails of varying degrees of difficulty outside the observatory. If you...

    Reviewed on /Date(1565485902000+0800)/
  • alexij
    alexij
    Manila, Philippines
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    Solo on a Group Tour

    Very informative place to learn about the ecosystem of the Marsh. However, we went during last part of May so it looked very dry and not good in photos. Just be creative with your shots as the brick ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1560040483000+0800)/

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