A cruise service located at Roadside Rest Area Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri, operated by the Abashiri Tourism Association. This whale, dolphin and seabird watching tour runs from April through October. The experienced captain plots a course with a high chance of encountering whales and dolphins, allowing you to get a close look at the vibrant ecosystem of the Sea of Okhotsk. The animals that can be seen vary from month to month. We hope you will enjoy this magnificent voyage through the glorious Okhotsk seascape. Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, April 20 to October 31(Trips may be canceled due to bad weather.)
Admission: Adults: JPY 8,000, Children: JPY 4,000
Address: Roadside Rest Area Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri, 4-chome Minami 3 Johigashi, Abashiri
Airport: Memanbetsu Airport
10 minutes by car from Abashiri Station; 40 minutes by car from Memanbetsu Airport
April: starting 8:30 am, 2:00 pm; May through August: starting 8:30 am, 3:00 pm; September through October: starting 8.30 am, 1:30 pm.
April 20 to October 31
Beech Forest Walk and Mount Tamashima (Kyuujima) Lookout (Guided*)
Drift Ice Cruises (Abashiri Aurora and Icebreaker Garinko-go) — Introducing the New Garinko-go III
Tsuruga Adventure Base SIRI (Lake Akan/Akan River/Hyotan Marsh fishing (full day)
The March of the Penguins (Asahiyama Zoo)
Shizunai Nijukken Road Cherry Blossom Trees
Horonobe Reindeer Sledding Experience (Horonobe Reindeer Ranch)
Shiretoko Drift Ice Walk