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Nemuro

Nemuro mapNemuroNemuro is the easternmost city in Japan, and the area of city is whole of Nemuro Peninsula extending long toward eastern.
The center of the city is in the middle of the peninsula.

Main industries are fishery and dairy farming.
Hanasaki crab caught around Nemuro is famous.

Nemuro is the closest city to "Northern Territories" which has been retained control by Russia after the World War II.
Therefore it is the central city of movement for return of Northern Territories maintaining friendly relations with Russian Far East.

There are some sightseeing spots of natural scenery around the city.

By the way, you should know that the sunrise and sunset at Nemuro are 40 to 50 mintutes earlier than Tokyo.

Nemuro wheel stone /1/

Nemuro wheel stone Several unusual-shaped rocks of radial joint are on the cliff under the Hanasaki lighthouse, which is near the Hanasaki port located 6 km south of central Nemuro city.
In Japanese, it is called "Kurumaishi".
They surely look like wheels, and are valuable in the world.
The biggest one is 6 meters in diameter.

Shunkunitai /2/

ShunkunitaiIt is a sand bank which cut off Lake Furen from Nemuro Bay, and is about 8 km long and about 1.3 km wide.
On this sand bank, there are various natures such as primary forest, grassland, wetland, mudland, small lakes and brooks.
So you can see uncommon sight that mountain birds and sea birds are flying at the same time in Shunkunitai.
At the east end of the sand bank, there is "Nature Center", and you can get the information about Shunkunitai.
And there are some walking trails on Shunkunitai.
A route bus come to Nature Center from JR Nemuro station.

Lake Furen /3/

Lake FurenIt is a brackish lake cut off from Nemuro Bay by Shunkunitai.
It is about 20 km from east to west, and about 4 km in greatest width.
Most parts of the lakeside are marsh or mudland, so many water birds come here.
Especially it is known as the lake that the most swans come here in Japan.
You can see the swans from October to December and from March to May.
Generally you can have a view of the lake at a roadside station "Swan-44-Nemuro" located 3 km west of Nature Center of Shunkunitai and along Route 44.

Cape Nosappu /4/

See the page of Cape Nosappu.

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How to get to Nemuro

By airplane

  1. By airplane, from each airport to Nemuro-Nakashibetsu Airport.
    (It takes 1 hour and 45 minutes from Haneda (Tokyo) and 1 hour and 40-50 minutes from Okadama (near Sapporo).)
  2. Then by bus, from the airport to Nemuro Station, it takes 1 hour and 35 minutes.

By railroad

By local train on JR Nemuro Line, it takes about 2 hours and 10-20 minutes from Kushiro.




Wheel stone on the cliff Wheel stone
Shunkunitai Walking trail in Shunkunitai
marsh in Shunkunitai
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Lake Furen
Photo by DO PHOTO
Swans on Lake Furen
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Swans on Lake Furen
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