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  • Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing & Icebreaker Ship Aurora and Aurora 2
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Abashirishi Minamisanjouhigashi 4-5-1 Road Station Ice Rink Road Abashiri
    The icebreaking ship Aurora/Aurora 2 are large sightseeing vessels that in seasonal service break the drift ice of Okhotsk. In addition to enjoying the sound and impact of breaking ice from the observation deck, you might also be able to catch sight of wild animals such as seals if you are lucky. You can also watch and relax from the first or second floor where there is good heating. The ships’ schedule is decided depending on the drift ice so it is recommended that you check the official site before you go. Shuttle buses are available from Memanbetsu Airport and JR Abashiri Station.
  • Drift Ice Breaker Garinko-go II
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Mombetsushi Kaiyoukouen 1
    The world’s first drift ice-breaker cruise ship Garinko, began in 1987, was replaced with Garinko 2 in 1997, has a total length of 35 meters and can carry up to 195 passengers. In summer it is also acts as a fishing boat and proves to be a powerful force throughout the year. Because it’s the northernmost sea in Japan this is where you’ll find ice-breakers. You can reach the Garinko by a connecting bus in about twelve minutes from Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport. It takes about three hours by intercity bus from JR Asahikawa Station. They also have plenty of events going on all through the year.
  • Shiretoko Sightseeing Ship
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    4.0
    111 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shari-cho Shari-gun, Hokkaido Utoro-e 107
    The Shiretoko Sightseeing Boat operates daily from the end of April to the end of October. The primitive landscape seen from the ship is an exceptional view. Due to its large size the ship is stable and does not rock so much. You can enjoy the scenery leisurely from either a non-reserved seat on the first floor or a reserved seat on the second floor, but the observation deck is recommended if you want to take great photos. It is about 50 minutes by bus from JR Shiretoko Shari Station. It takes about two hours by car from Memanbetsu Airport.

    It is a 3 hours ocean cruise to fully enjoy the beautiful views along the Sheritoko peninsula. The only drawback is that Japanese is the only language used during the tour. Thus, if you don't...

  • Shiretoko Sightseeing Cruiser Dolphin
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    4.5
    34 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shari-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido Utoro-e 52
    Experience the intense excitement of Shiretoko on “Dolphin”, Shiretoko’s sightseeing cruiser, unlike you could on a larger vessel. The cruiser is in operation from the end of April to the beginning of October. On board the cruiser there are sofa seats and men and women toilets. It is approximately a five minute walk from “Shari Bus Utoro Onsen” bus stop on the bus from JR Shiretoko Shari Station.

    We choose a shorter trip of 1.5 hours. It's of good view and relaxing. We can see water falls and sea seals. Tips to all:when you go on board, take the seats on the left side of the ship.

  • Abashiri Nature Cruise: Whale, Dolphin, and Sea Bird Watching
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Abashirishi Minamisanjouhigashi 4
    This cruise is operated by the Abashiri City Tourist Association, which is located at Roadside Station Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri. Its whale, dolphin, and sea bird watching tours run from April to October. Under the skillful guidance of Captain Maeda, there's a high chance you'll encounter whales and dolphins while getting to see the ecology of the thriving Okhotsk Sea up close. The animals you can see change from month to month, and you might even encounter unexpected animals like killer whales. A cruise lasts about 2 hours 30 minutes.

    With a blue sky and a flat sea we went on our hunt for whales. On the 3,5 hour trip we saw several orcas after half an hour but after that only dolphins from a distance. I know that the staff can’t...

  • Fermier Tomita Shop Milk Dream
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Mombetsugunokoppechou Utsu 99-8
    This farm is in Okoppe Town, Monbetsu County, Hokkaido. They have on-site lodging, and their Farm Experience, where you can get close to the animals, and enjoy food made with dairy-fresh milk products is popular. Their famous cheeses Tomu and Okoppe Daichi won gold at the ALL JAPAN Natural Cheese Contest, and have been designated as Official Hokkaido Brands by the Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Kitakitsune Farm
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    62 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Kitamishi Rubeshibechouhanaoka 52-1
    Fox zoo located in Rubeshibe Town, Kitami, Hokkaido. Get a close look at over 60 well-fed foxes. Baby foxes are born every spring and you can watch them grow throughout the year. Check out their popular original fox plushies and other souvenirs.

    This place is so wonderful i say. In this place you can see a red fox, they are not cage, so you can close to the fox. i come in morning so some fox is lying and sleeping. that so cute. ありがとう

  • Bihoro Forestry Museum Kiterasu
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Abashirigumbihorochou Shinmachi 3JR Mihoro Station 2F
    "This exhibition facility is located on the second floor of Bihoro Station in Shinmachi 3-Chome, Bihoro Town, Abashiri County. It opened in 1988 as an exhibition hall covering topics such as Japanese larch forests and wood. During a recent renovation, wooden play equipment such as a slide and tunnel was installed at the facility, which is now known by the nickname ""kiterasu,"" a portmanteau of ""ki"" (meaning wood or tree) and ""terrace."""
  • Yokoyama Fruit Farm
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abashiri-shi Nakazono 358-6

    We came in on 4July and the strawberries are all almost gone. They have a few rows of cherries not many left too. We came too late for these 2 types of fruits and TOP early for blueberries. The...

  • Abashiri Kanko Fruit Farm
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    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abashiri-shi Tentozan 223

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  • Deer Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Monbetsu-gun Nishiokoppe Mura Nakamo
  • Shiretoko Heritage Cruise FOX
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Shari Sharicho Utorohigashi 96-5
  • Mashukisen netukikyufurifuraito
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sharigunkoshimizuchou Nakasato 491-7
  • Shiretoko Sightseeing boat Aurora
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Shari-gun Sharicho Utorohigashi 107-banchi
  • Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Abashiri-shi Minami 3-jo higashi 4-chome 5-1
  • Shiretoko Peleque
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Shari-cho, Shari-gun utoro west 166
  • North Plain Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Mombetsugunokoppechou Hokkou 116-2
  • Allen Farm Holsteins Ochibokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Mombetsugunyubetsuchou Barou 952
  • Lake Land Farm Kubo Bokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Monbetsu-gun Yubetsucho Baro 126
  • Suzuki Bokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Monbetsu-gun Engarucho Toyosato 114

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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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