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Sarobetsu moor

Sarobetsu moorSarobetsu moor mapSarobetsu moor is the northernmost moor of peatland soil, and is located about 30 km to 45 km south of Wakkanai city.

The width of the area is about 10 km along the Sea of Japan.
It is within the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park, and is also designated wetland under the Ramsar Convention.

In most parts of the area, moor with grasses spreads, rivers snakes through, and many lakes are dotted.

The beautiful season is summer, because many flowers bloom.
Especially from mid-June to early July is the best season.

Miyanodai Observatory /1/

Miyanodai TenboudaiIt is the good observatory to see Sarobetsu moor.
It is on the hill, and is a small park.
It is located about 1 km east of JR Tokumitsu station, and about 7 km north of Totoyomi station in the center of Toyotomi town.

Gensei-kaen /2/

Gensei-kaenIt is the most popular spot for seeing the moor.
It means "field of wild flower", then the best season is summer.
There is a visitor center, and we can walk on only the wooden pass in the moor.
This is nearly the center of the area, and it is located 5 km west of JR Toyotomi station. It takes 12 minutes by route bus from Toyotomi station.

Wakasakanai coast /3/

Wakasakanai coastIt is on the west coast of Sarobetsu moor, and we can see many wild flowers around here. On the east of the coast, some dunes lie.
Additionally we can see the nice view of sunset.
The popular spot is located about 6 km west of Gensei-kaen, and the route bus passing through Gensei-kaen comes here. It takes 19 minutes from Toyotomi station.
Additionally by car, we can have a drive along the coast from central Wakkanai. The distance is about 40 km, and it takes about an hour.

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How to get to here

By railroad and route bus

  1. From Wakkanai to Toyotomi station on JR Soya Line, by limited express about 40 minutes, or by local train about 45 minutes.
  2. From Toyotomi station, get on the route bus. But the bus runs only 2 or 3 times per day.

By car

The best route is along the coast from Wakkanai.

Sarobetsu moor
Photo by DO PHOTO
A view from Miyanodai Observatory
Gensei-kaen Boardwalk in Gensei-kaen
Straight road along Wakasakanai coast Sunset behind Rishiri Island at Wakasakanai coast

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