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Kushiro Marsh Observatory釧路市湿原展望台

Observatory / Outlook

The building of Kushiro Marsh Observatory was designed by architect Kiko Mozuna and is reminiscent of a Western European castle. Inside are exhibits which tell us about the background and seasons of the marshland as well as a diorama replicating the marsh. The views from the observatory on the third floor overlooking the vast marshy grassland are really quite spectacular. A 2.5 kilometers long boardwalk has been built around the building from where you can possibly catch a glimpse of the wildlife such as the White-faced Darter dragonfly or the Siberian salamander.


Hokkaido Kushiroshi Hokuto 6-11

phone 0154562424

[5/1-10/31] 8:30-18:00
[11/1-4/30] 9:00-17:00
※ Latest entry is closed 30 minutes closing time

Review of Kushiro Marsh Observatory

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/09/05 Great nature walking and views
I really liked our trip out to the Marsh Observatory. The place is easy to find with good parking. We didn’t venture into the pay to see observatory but took a long walk round the surrounding area...
Reviewed:2018/08/27 A quiet enjoyment of panoramic view in Hokkaido
Kushiro was a stop over from Lake Alan to Obihiro on a rainy day. We did not have the luck to enjoy it weatherwise but it should post a very stunning elevated view of Kushiro. The museum was...
Reviewed:2018/08/07 Can skip this location
Not attractive location with only a building. Can skip this location for other attraction. can see only some flower during my visit. Flower will blossom in 2 week time. The view is okay and nothing...

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Hokkaido Kushiroshi Hokuto 6-11 [map]



[5/1-10/31] 8:30-18:00
[11/1-4/30] 9:00-17:00
※ Latest entry is closed 30 minutes closing time
New Year's Holiday(12/31-1/3)
[Admission fee] General College Student 470yen, High School Students 250yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students120yen
Parking Lot
Available (Large bus 7spaces, Cars108spaces, 3spaces for disabled people)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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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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