Hokkaido, Kushiro - LakeAkan Travel Guide[Official]


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Akkeshi-Kiritappu-Konbumori National Park

On March 30 2021, Akkeshi-Kiritappu-Konbumori National Park, which is over Kushiro, Akkeshi, Hamanaka and Shibecha towns, was designated.


Akkeshi-Kiritappu-Konbumori National Park is the 58th national park in Japan and the 6th national park in Hokkaido, and the first new national park to be designated in Hokkaido since the designation of the Shokanbestu-Teuri-Yagishiri national park in 1990.


The large of this park is 41,387 ha (including 32,566 ha of land area), which is about 1.4 times larger than Kushiro Shitsugen National Park (28,788ha).


Addition of the new national park to Kushiro Shitsugen National Park and Akan Mashu National Park is expected to further enhance the regional attractions.


View points

・Cape Shirepa:It’s a cape jutting out into Akkeshi Bay, Daikoku Island can be seen in front.

・Cape Aikappu: From Cape Aikappu jutting out into Akkeshi Bay, the cost and Daikoku Island can be seen. The surrounding area has many facilities including a museum and an arboretum.

・Cape Kiritappu: This cape is located at the tip of a land-linked island that was once connected to the opposite shore by sand deposits. That offers a view of the Pacific Ocean as far as the eye can see. From the cape, the sea otters that live in the area may even be able to seen.

・Biwase Viewpoint: It is the most well-known viewpoint that offers a panoramic view of the Kiritappu Wetland in this park. You can see the various colors of the marshland changing with the season.

・Kitappu Shitsugen Wooden Walkway: There are four wooden walkways in Kiritappu Marsh. You can see the flowers and natural formations of the marsh up close.

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