Kushiro can be found on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The city is the fourth largest on the island, but despite that, it retains a rather rural feel with sparse public transportation and the largest lake in Japan that is set within a city. Between the natural wonders and the offerings of the city, travelers here are sure to enjoy themselves. With Kushiro Airport
only a 90-minute flight from Tokyo, the city becomes an even more welcoming destination.
An excellent way to get to know Kushiro is to visit the Kushiro City Museum
. Overlooking Lake Harutori, just a little time here could provide a new level of appreciation for a stay in Kushiro. The lake itself is quite the attraction, designated a National Natural Monument as a habitat for the Red Crucian Carp. The largest lake set within a Japanese city, it’s nearly 5 kilometer circumference has made it ideal for locals and visitors alike to enjoy simple relaxation or a recreational stroll. Dining and shopping thrive in the locale of the Fisherman’s Wharf MOO
. Boasting a location near the ocean and unique architecture, it makes for quite the scene while providing restaurants, shops, and recreational facilities. It is set near the Nusamai Bridge, a site that known for its romantic atmosphere accented by street lamps and bronze statues. Nature lovers will enjoy exploration of Kushiro City Zoo, the Kushiro Wetland, and the Kushiro City Marsh Observatory.
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