Arukotto (Shibecha Town) is another name of the Lake Touro Eco Museum Center, located on the southern shores of the lake. There are many information panels, models and specimens through which visitors can learn about nature in the Kushiro Shitsugen (marsh). In particular, Arukotto focuses on water, which is a very important element of the largest marsh land in Japan. Near Arukotto, there is a free historic museum and some other facilities. Also, there is a starting point for canoe activity, although it’s of course a paid service. Lake Touro is one of the key places to enjoy Kushiro Shitsugen - through viewing, walking and canoeing and the like.