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Drift Ice Breaker Garinko-go II (流氷観光船 ガリンコ号2)

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Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise

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.

place

Hokkaido Mombetsushi Kaiyoukouen 1 (Abashiri / Kitami / ShiretokoArea)

phone 0158248000
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[Winter season] Departure Hours 6:00, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:10
[During Summer] Breaking 6:00, 7:00/12:30, Closed 11:30
* Depends on Monday, reservation required

Review of Garinko 2

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/08/18 Great once in a lifetime experience!
I loved this cruise. It was amazing to see the ice from Russia washing up on the shores of Hokkaido. The ride is super cold but the lower deck gets comfy and warm if you just want to relax and enjoy...
Reviewed:2019/03/04 Best ice-breaking experience!
I was really looking forward to this trip and it did not disappoint. Even though before boarding the boat we were warned that there was no ice on that day, we ended up encountering some ice. Even...
Reviewed:2019/03/02 I loved it!
From the plan of our trip, I must say that I was looking forward to this one the most!!! And it really surpassed my expectations! I didn’t get sea sick (I usually get sea sick several times on...

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Address
Hokkaido Mombetsushi Kaiyoukouen 1 [map]
Area
Abashiri / Kitami / ShiretokoArea
Phone
0158248000
Hours
[Winter season] Departure Hours 6:00, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:10
[During Summer] Breaking 6:00, 7:00/12:30, Closed 11:30
* Depends on Monday, reservation required
Closed
Apr. (for inspection)
Fees
[Summer season] Adults1,500yen, Children750yen
[Summer limited fishing season1 person] 3 hours 3,600yen, 4 hours 4,800yen, Bridge night 6 hours 7,200yen
[Winter (with drift ice)] Adults3,000yen, Children1,500yen [Winter (no drift ice)] Adults2,500yen, Children1,250yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (boarding is possible)
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.