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Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

You can explore Japan’s largest and most spectacular wetlands on a visit to Kushiro Shitsugen National Park in eastern Hokkaido. There are well-placed observation points in the hills around the wetlands to observe fauna and...

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Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

For visitors looking to learn about—if not fully immerse themselves in—Japan’s greatest wetlands park, this is the spot. The Onnenai Visitor Center at Kushiro Shitsugen National Park gives an in-depth overview of this wilderness...

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Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is at its most mysterious within the wilds of Akan National Park, a mountainous region stretching across the eastern part of the island. Enjoy views of volcanoes and pristine crater lakes and dip into the park’s famed natural hot...

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Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

If Hokkaido were a cheese, it would be Swiss, so riddled is it with crater lakes. The fairest of them all is Lake Mashu, a 211-meter-deep (692-foot-deep) volcanic lake that some claim has the clearest water in the world. The lake retains its...

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Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

It’s an unforgettable experience to snack on a hard-boiled egg freshly cooked in an active volcano’s vent while watching the fumes and steam rise around you. And that’s what you’re in for on a visit to Iozan, a...

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13 Chome-25 Kuroganecho, Kushiro, Hokkaido 085-0018, Japan

Near Kushiro’s railway station, this flopping-fresh fish market is the place to stop for a delicious sushi or sashimi lunch. Vendors hawk everything from sea urchins, tuna belly (otoro) and enormous Hokkaido crabs to whelk and whale meat. A...

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Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

Your first hint that Soba Doraku is going to be good is the fact that agricultural fields, many billowing with buckwheat, surround this beloved noodle restaurant. Its soba noodles are made in-house and have been praised as among the best in...

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Japan, 〒085-0015 Hokkaido, Kushiro, Kitaodori, 1 Chome

Surrounded by fishing boats on Kushiro’s waterfront, this shopping center does double duty as a seafood market where you can break for a cheap lunch (on the second floor). The first floor is loaded with souvenir stalls selling textiles,...

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Located in the hot-spring resort area of Akankohan near Kushiro, the small village of Ainu Kotan is home to Hokkaido’s indigenous people, the Ainu. The store-lined main street here is touristy but nonetheless ideal for one-stop shopping for...