* Hokkaido Travel Tips的部落格

*Hokkaido Travel Tips’ Blog
We compile information on “0 yen tourist spots” and “must-see paid spots with extra benefits” and then keep them in our blog as archives for your convenience. We also introduce the food of Hokkaido and interesting souvenirs to take home.



風蓮湖 / Lake Fuuren


Lake Fuuren (Nemuro City and Betsukai Town) is a brackish lake registered with the Ramsar Convention, which is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. This lake is the largest brackish lake in Hokkaido, with a shoreline of 96 kilometers. This lake was created by Shunkunitai, a long sandbank facing Nemuro Gulf. The biggest cluster of Hamanasu (Rugosa rose) is there. Wild migratory birds such as swans come here to pass the winter. There is an observation deck at Swan 44 Nemuro which is the road station in Nemuro city, on route 44.

春国岱 / Shunkunitai


Shunkunitai (Nemuro City) is a long sandbank which faces both the Nemuro Gulf and Lake Fuuren. Looking at a photo taken from a satellite, we can see the boundary of the gulf and a brackish lake. This type of long, beautifully shaped sandbank is rare in geography. The height of the sandbank is only three meters on average, and it measures about six million square meters. As Shunkunitai has never been cultivated, the landscape has not changed. There is a walking path, and visitors can see plants growing on sand and birds or animals such as Ezo red fox or Ezo deer.