Unlike a trip by plane, a cruise is a great way to experience a new take on travel to different countries and cities by sea. A cruise also affords you the opportunity to shop as much as you want without having to worry about your luggage. Kushiro is a city with vibrant nature and a number of spots to enjoy both downtown and inland. Here you will find need-to-know information about Kushiro before you go.
Recommended spots to visit
Make your trip more enjoyable by knowing before you go. Any trip will be even more enjoyable if you take the time to study up on your destination. Here, we will take a closer look at what Kushiro has to offer visitors, from must-see places of scenic beauty to lunch spots and shopping. Get the information you need for your trip right here.
・Kushiro is home to a number of unique local foods. Check out these must-try local dishes.：http://en.kushiro-lakeakan.com/eat_souvenir/4290/
・Must-buy souvenirs from Kushiro and Akan.【Original merchandise edition】：http://en.kushiro-lakeakan.com/eat_souvenir/7044/
・Must-buy souvenirs from Kushiro and Akan.【Sweets edition】：http://en.kushiro-lakeakan.com/eat_souvenir/7042/
・One Day Hot Spring：http://en.kushiro-lakeakan.com/stay/tags/tag_one-day-hot-spring-en/
・Currency exchange & ATM：http://en.kushiro-lakeakan.com/overview/3269/
Don’t get lost – Kushiro has two cruise terminals
There are two cruise terminals in Kushiro depending on the size of your cruise ship. One is the earthquake-resistant Cruise Passenger Terminal and the other is Nishikoku Pier 4. The Cruise Passenger Terminal is located in downtown Kushiro with great views along the Kushiro River. It is only a five-minute walk from Kushiro Fisherman’s Wharf MOO, a tourist facility with tons of souvenirs, and a 15-minute walk from Washo Market, famous for katte-don. Nishikoku Pier 4 is about a 15-minute drive away from downtown. There is a shuttle bus that operates between Kushiro Fisherman’s Wharf MOO whenever a cruise ship is docked there. For those who want to skip downtown and head straight to the sights, you can rent a taxi from the terminal and head to Kushiro Shitsugen Wetlands Observatory in about 20 minutes. Whenever a cruise ship docks, passengers are welcomed by Kushiroites who are members of the Kushiro Port Hospitality Club with a ceremony, information booth, and taxi rental booth. There are also many events planned to make cruise passengers feel welcome during their stay in Kushiro, including street vendors and networking sessions. Be sure to visit downtown Kushiro the next time you’re on a cruise that stops here.
・Kushiro Fisherman’s Wharf MOO：http://en.kushiro-lakeakan.com/eat_souvenir/7530/
・Kushiro Washo Market：http://en.kushiro-lakeakan.com/eat_souvenir/7469/
・Kushiro Marsh Observatory：http://en.kushiro-lakeakan.com/things_to_do/3770/
Earthquake-resistant Cruise Passenger Terminal
Nishikoku Pier 4
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