I started this tour from Nakashibetsu airport, one of local small airport in Hokkaido.
Today's my destination is Shiretoko.
I dropped by Ula-Mashu observatory.
This in one of the hidden place to see lake mashu.
Lake mashu is a endorheic crater lake formed in the caldera of a potentially active volcano.
It is located in Akan National Park
The lake has been called the clearest lake in the world.
We could see a Furepe Waterfal from the boat.
This water fall drops down a steep cliff into the Sea of Okhotsk on the spectacular western coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula. The waterfall is fed by ground water, which surfaces just at the top of the waterfall, meaning that there is no visible river leading to it.
lake Akan is famous for special Aegagropila linnaei, known as Marimo, literally "ball algae".
If you take sightseeing boat it take us to a small island at the center of Lake Akan.
And there is a place for observe Marimoes.
A marimo is a rare growth form of the species where the algae grow into large green balls with a velvety appearance. Colonies of such balls are only known to form in Iceland, Scotland, Japan, Estonia and,Australia.
Why don't you see unique algae of the lake?
This day, we are moving long distences.
we arrive at Cape Nosappu,a end point on the Nemuro Peninsula.
This is the easternmost point in Hokkaido. Cape is very close to the Habomai Archipelago, which is administered by Russia.
The closest island, Signalny Rock, is just 3.7 km away. As such, Russian patrol boats frequently appear on the strait. However, Japan claims the sovereignty over these islands.
Two thousand varieties of animals and plants live to marsh land, including Hokkaido deer and the white-tailed sea eagle.
In summer, all sorts of wild flowers bloom, while in winter it is home to Japanese cranes, a designated special natural monument.
A sightseeing walkway has been built at the marsh observatory in Kushiro so that you can walk around the marsh.
I had a nice walk at marsh land then, I came back to Sapporo.
It was so fun!
This morning, we enjoyed walking trails at Kushiro marsh land.
Kushiro Marsh land stretches out to the north of Kushiro in eastern Hokkaido.
This is a huge marsh with an overall area of 183 square kilometers, and was the first Japanese marshland registered under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.