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Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum Spots in Kushiro / Akan / Nemuro / Kawayu / Kussharo Area

  • Rausu Visitor Center
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    4.0
    90 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Menashigunrausuchou Yunosawachou 6-27
    You can find out about the nature, history and culture of Shiretoko through the displays, commentary and films at the Rausu Visitor Center. In this center, you can see displays of killer whale skeletons, different panel displays and taxidermy. You can also see videos that introduce the scenery of Shiretoko and the local ecology. There is a playground for kids in this center which is great to visit with them.

    This should be the standard by which all other visitor centres should be judged. Excellent in every way.

  • Nemuro City Shunkunitai Wild Bird Sanctuary
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    43 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Nemuroshi Toubai 103
    This facility was opened in April 1995 to serve as a base for protecting and observing the natural beauty of Shunkunitai. Shunkunitai is a 596 hectare shoal located in Nemuro City, Hokkaido. Included in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands list, the shoal is a breeding ground for rare birds such as white-tailed eagles and Japanese cranes; it has also been designated an Important Wild Bird Habitat. The center has a photo exhibit presenting the animals that live in Nemuro and a bird watching room for observing overwintering Stellar's sea eagles and other birds living in the area. The center also provides two hour walking tours during which you can see a variety of wild creatures.

    We didnt expect to see cranes here but were surprised to see a pair. There were also many swans. A very lovely place.

  • Marimo exhibition and observation center
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    25 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kushiro-shi Akancho Akankonsen 1-5-20
    This nature-observation center is on Churui Island, in the northern section of Lake Akan. You can observe the area's Special Natural Monument, marimo algae, and learn about its habitat. Inside the facility is a massive tank recreating the bottom of Lake Akan, letting you see ball marimo resting quietly in its natural environment. You can sometimes find shockingly large specimens, as well. Outside are spots where you can watch Lake Akan's native Sakhalin taimen salmon and white throated char. Altogether, this is a relaxed atmosphere where you can learn about and enjoy Lake Akan's natural scenery. You can get to the center via sightseeing cruise or high-speed ferry.

    To be arriving to by boat (general or private). 15 minutes are enough, but very explenatory, even in english. Very special exhibition

  • Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido
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    24 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Saiwaichou 4-1-5
    Located around 15 minutes' walk from JR Kushiro Station in the waterfront area in Kushiro's city center, Kushiro Art Museum is an important center for culture and the arts in the Kushiro / Nemuro region. The main focus of the museum's collections and exhibits-which include everything from Nihonga paintings, oil paintings, woodblock prints and photographs to three-dimensional sculptures-is on works based on natural themes, and works that are connected to the Kushiro / Nemuro region. The Arts Hall-which is a combined concert hall and lecture hall-is used for holding film showings, museum seminars, lectures to accompany special exhibitions, etc. Workshops and experiential activities are also held in the Free Art Room.

    This is the closest public building to the cruise terminal ! It is a small museum worth a quick visit that has the following advantages :free and fast WIFI available , a Tourist Information Office...

  • Teshikaga Town Kussharo Kotan Ainu Folklore Museum
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kawakamigunteshikagachou Kussharo City Ichijyu 11
    This museum which passes on the history, culture, manners and customs of the Ainu is located on the southern shore of Lake Kussharo in eastern Hokkaido. The architect Kikou Mozuna who was born in Kushiro City designed this unique building which is very interesting. You can wear traditional Ainu dress for free and experience making bookmarks with the Ainu motif embroidery as well as coasters. The museum is open from April 29 to October 31.

    Dedicated to the Ainu people with a small collection of artefacts but the exhibits still cover a range of themes with some English descriptions. The best part is the approx. 25 mins English video...

  • Nemuro City History and Nature Museum
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    16 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Nemuro-shi Hanasakiminato 209
    This museum is a red brick building built in 1942 as the Nemuro Detachment Office of the Ominato Navy Signal Unit, and presently collects, stores and exhibits materials on the history and nature of Nemuro City and its surroundings. It has precious materials, such as a drawing of a Russian ship drawn when Laxman visited Japan, boundary stones placed on the 50 degrees north latitude line in Karafuto and showed the border between Japan and Russia, and Chishima sea otter specimens.

    Had a great tour from a guide who made a great effort to help me understand everything, even using a little English. There is definitely more to Nemuro than meets the eye, some things definitely...

  • Yonemachi Furusato Hall
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    13 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kushiro-shi Yonemachi 1-1-21
    This is the oldest wooden minka home in Kushiro. It was originally opened in 1900 as a joint home and marine products shop, and has been preserved and opened to the public. The interior recreates the days when Kushiro's fishing industry was thriving, and displays materials related to poet Takuboku Ishikawa, as well as photographs and panel displays dating from the Meiji through the Taisho eras. It's a great place to bathe in nostalgia for Japan's good old days! It gives you a glimpse at the lifestyles of merchants back in the days when Kushiro's economy was booming. It's just past the lighthouse-style observation platform at Yonemachi Park, and free to enter, so people often drop by both.

    100年以上の釧路最古の歴史を持つ木造民家でス。このエリアには啄木の歌碑が多く点在しています。米町公園、米町1丁目-米町4丁目あたりに六つあります。釧路の浪漫を感じる歌碑ばかりです。

  • Red-crowned Crane Observation Center
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kushiro-shi Akancho Kamiakan 23-39
    This facility is connected to the Akan International Crane Center [GRUS]. The Akan area has long been a center for winter crane preservation and research, and is a center for observing various birds and crane varieties including red-capped tancho cranes. The building has displays of maps, photographs, and research materials on the birds to study at your leisure. The center is open from November through March, during the wild cranes' stopping season. The feeding area in front of the center carries out artificial feeding processes. There are panel displays teaching about the lifestyle and ecology of the tancho red-capped crane, and are a perfect way to get more familiar with these registered Special Natural Monuments.

    Our guide here told us that in the early 1900s there were only around a dozen of the giant birds that were still living. Now, after conservation tactics, the number of cranes has climbed to over...

  • Rausu-cho Local History Museum
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    Hokkaido Menashigunrausuchou Minehamachou 307
    This museum is located in Rausu-cho in Menashi County, Hokkaido. Inside the remodeled interior of what was the former Uebetsu Elementary and Junior High School, they exhibit items from earthenware and stoneware excavated from ruins in the town to stuffed marine life and wild animals that inhabit Shiretoko such as fish owls and sea eagles. There are many valuable materials to learn about the history of Hokkaido.
  • Kushiro Akan International Tsuru Center
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    4.0
    136 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kushiro-shi Akancho Kamiakan 23-sen 40

    Able to see the Red Crane at the Kushiro Sanctuary. This sanctuary house about twenty birds that have found a home in Kushiro. Nice exhibits and history of the cranes.

  • Taiheiyotanko Museum
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Sakuragaoka 3-1-16

    毎回かどうかはわかりませんが、元炭鉱マンの方が親切丁寧に説明してくださいます。施設規模は大きくないものの当時、日本を支えた石炭の歴史がわかります。マイナーな場所かもしれませんが侮れません!2時間いました。

  • Nemuro Hopporyodo Museum
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Nemuroshi Nosappu 33-2

    納沙布岬には、ロシアによる不法占領が続く北方領土に関する展示や資料、モニュメントがありますが、こちらは北方領土での「衣食住」といった生活にスポットをあて、歴史や事実を風化させないために努力している資料館。北方領土での生活風景を見ると、「北方領土が日本固有の領土」であることを改めて感じされられるとおもに、領土がいまだに返還されないことに憤りも感じた。また、こちらを訪問すると「日本四極最東端踏破証明書...

  • Akkeshicho Kaiji Memorial Hall
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Akkeshi-gun Akkeshicho Shinei 3-chome 4

    個人的には、船のエンジンとか漁船のブリッジの操舵室の機器類を見られたのが良かったですが、この地域の漁業関係の歴史などが詳しく説明されていました。

  • Akkeshicho Local Hall
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Akkeshi-gun Akkeshicho Wangetsu 1-chome 2

    比較的小さな小さな郷土資料館でしたが、縄文時代からこの地域に人が住んでいたことなどを知ることが出来てとても勉強になりました。

  • Akkeshicho Ota Tonden Kaitaku Museum
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    4 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Akkeshi-gun Akkeshicho Ota 5 no Tori 23-1

    太田屯田開拓記念館には初めて行ったのですが、屯田兵の歴史が詳しく説明されていました。これまで屯田兵という言葉は知っていましたが、屯田兵の苦労がよくわかりました。

  • Nakashibetsucho Local Hall
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Shibetsu-gun Nakashibetsu Cho Maruyama 2-chome 15

    中標津町役場の向かいにあり、駐車場もすぐそばにあります。入館無料で、建物もコンパクトなので、気軽に見学できるのが良いです。廃線になった旧標津線に関する資料などもあるので、鉄道好きの方にもよいでしょう。

  • Hopporyodokan
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    3.0
    4 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Shibetsugunshibetsuchou Kitanijouhigashi

    日本とロシアが領土争いをしている北方領土のすべてを知ることができる施設が北方領土館です。島内の様子やパノラマ写真など地理的なものだけに限らず、島内n生息する動植物なども詳しく紹介しています。

  • Betsukaicho Local Museum
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Notsuke-gun Betsukaicho Betsukaimiyamaicho 30

    ちょっと古めの郷土館と、江戸時代の入植者によるアイヌの暮らしの記録を展示した新しい加賀家文書館があります。入館料¥300円で両方見学できます。郷土館の方では開拓、酪農の歴史とその時代背景、加賀家文書館の方では、江戸時代に入植した加賀家の記憶を辿ることができ、当時の別海の様子に少しでも浸ることができました。中標津の郷土館よりも整理されていて、標津の郷土館よりも展示物の内容があるので、1時間でも時間が...

  • Japan Bank Kushiro Branch
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Hokkaido Kushiro-shi Okawacho 2-26
  • Tsuruimura Furusato Information Minakuru
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Akan-gun Tsuruimura Tsurui Higashi 5-3

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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