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Okhotsk Tourism Association
May. 24, 2023
Nice to meet everyone who watched the COOL JAPAN VIDEOS! Okhotsk Tourism Association. We will introduce many sightseeing spots and recommended gourmet foods in the Okhotsk area, so thank you! The Okhotsk region of Hokkaido that we introduce consists of 18 municipalities: Kitami City, Abashiri City, Monbetsu City, Ozora Town, Bihoro Town, Tsubetsu Town, Shari Town, Kiyosato Town, Koshimizu Town, Kunishifu Town, Okito Town, Saroma Town, Engaru Town, Yubetsu Town, Takikami Town, Okobe Town, Nishiokube Village, and Omu Town. Okhotsk is a wonderful area where nature and history, hot springs and gastronomy are in harmony. Here are a selection of sightseeing spots that you definitely want to visit on your trip to the Okhotsk region. First, I would like to introduce the Okhotsk Chipmunks Park in Abashiri City. This park is a unique spot where you can interact with chipmunks. Cute chipmunks live in an environment rich in nature, and tourists who visit are soothed by their appearance. You can also experience feeding chipmunks in the park, which is very popular with families. Don't miss the "Ice Sea Observatory Okhotsk Tower" in Monbetsu City, which can be said to be a symbol of Okhotsk. Here there is an observation deck where you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of the Sea of Okhotsk from 24 meters above sea level. On the seabed floor with a depth of 7.5 meters, there are 11 underwater windows of various sizes and a mini aquarium where you can feed fish. During the winter months, you can also see a superb view of drift ice, and you can truly enjoy the art of nature. When sightseeing in the Okhotsk region, please enjoy Hokkaido's fresh seafood gourmet. At the Okhotsk Yusenkan in Yubetsu Town, locally caught seafood is lined up at the store on the same day, so the freshness is origami! Especially the specialties of Okhotsk - scallops, sea urchins and hairy crabs attract tourists. "Okhotsk salt ramen", which was introduced as an exquisite dish on TV programs, is also recommended as a souvenir. When visiting the Okhotsk region, you will never get bored no matter how many times you visit, because each municipality can enjoy its own tourism resources and gourmet food. Experiencing the history, culture and nature of Okhotsk is sure to make your trip memorable. We, Okhotsk Tourism Association, will disseminate information about the Okhotsk region, which consists of the aforementioned 18 municipalities. In order to make your trip to Hokkaido more fulfilling, we will propose a wide range of sightseeing information and sightseeing plans across several municipalities that only we can do. The charming scenery and excellent gourmet food of the Okhotsk region await you. Enjoy a wonderful trip in the Okhotsk region! We will continue to introduce plenty of attractive sightseeing spots in the Okhotsk area, so thank you.
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  • Okhotsk
  • Kitami
  • Abashiri
  • Mombetsu
  • Ozora
  • Bihoro
  • Tsubetsu
  • Shari
  • Kiyosato
  • Koshimizu
  • ...and 10 others
COOL JAPAN VIDEOS Management
Feb. 16, 2023
Introducing the post of the official account of "Hotel Abashirikoso"! It is full of charm such as spacious hot springs and guest rooms. Hotel Abashirikoso in Abashiri City, Hokkaido is a long-established hot spring hotel founded in 1948 (Showa 23) that was selected as one of the "100 Facilities Chosen by Professionals". The hot springs are equipped with natural open-air baths and saunas. For meals, you can enjoy Wazen made with fresh ingredients caught in Okhotsk. ◆Abashirikoso◆ 【Address】〒099-2421 Hokkaido Abashiri City Yobito 78 【Access】 Train: About 10 minutes by bus from JR Abashiri Station Please check the official website for details.
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ホテル網走湖荘
Feb. 15, 2023
Nice to meet everyone who uses COOL JAPAN VIDEOS!

Abashirikoso is located on the northeastern coast of Hokkaido.
The arrival of spring is still far away, and even now there is about 30 cm of snow.

Abashiri is famous for its "Abashiri Drift Ice" where you can enjoy drift ice in the Sea of Okhotsk in winter, and if you board the large sightseeing boat "Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora", you can enjoy a valuable experience while breaking the drift ice.

A convenient hotel for such sightseeing in Abashiri is Abashirikoso.
Abashirikoso is a long-established ryokan on the shore of Lake Abashiri, founded in 1948 (Showa 28), and the time required from Memanbetsu Airport is about 20 minutes by bus, and access is outstanding, and it has been loved by many customers for 75 years.
There are 153 guest rooms, and the hot spring facility is a large public bath that can accommodate 100 people at the same time, "Craterbara", a natural hot spring, and two other indoor baths, an open-air bath, and a sauna!
You can also take a bath in the hot spring facility for day trips, so please stop by to heal the fatigue of sightseeing.

For dinner, we have prepared four carefully selected menus: "Lakeside Set", "Shiosaizen", "Fishing Fire Set", and "Abashiri Nagomizen", and all meals are full of fresh seafood such as crab and shrimp, as well as local dishes and meat.

In addition to the 300-jo large hall, there are also 120-jo and 88-jo banquet halls, so a large number of people are welcome.
We also have a souvenir shop with local specialties.

To make a reservation for your stay, please use the reservation page on the official website listed in your profile.

【Abashirikoso Information】
[Address] 〒099-2421 Abashiri-shi Yobito 78
[Phone number] 0152-48-2311
[Access by train]
About 10 minutes by bus from JR Abashiri Station.
We will also pick you up and drop you off at JR Abashiri Station. *Advance reservation required
[Access by plane]
About 20 minutes by bus from Memanbetsu Airport.
[Access by car]
About 120 minutes from Asahikawa-Monbetsu Expressway and Marusefu IC
  • Abashiri
  • Hokkaido Prefecture
  • Lake Abashiri
  • Hotel
  • Japanese inn
  • Sightseeing
  • Travel
  • Hot springs
ホテル網走湖荘
Feb. 15, 2023
The weather and climate of Abashiri, where Abashirikoso is located, has a very high annual rainfall, and the average annual temperature and snowfall are as follows. January :-5.5°C Average snow cover 187.8mm February : -6.0°C Average snow cover 181.6mm March : -1.9°C Average snow cover 153.1mm April : 4.4°C Average snow cover 36.0mm May : 9.4°C Average snow cover 1.5mm June :13.1°C Average snow cover 0.0mm July :17.1°C Average snow cover 0.0mm August :19.6°C Average snow cover 0.0mm September :16.3°C Average snow cover 0.0mm October: 10.6°C Average snow cover 0.0mm November: 3.7°C average snow cover 18.5mm December: -2.4°C Average snow cover 130.7mm It is not uncommon for snow to fall in May. Abashiri's popular sightseeing unique to cold regions is famous for "Abashiri Drift Ice" where you can enjoy drift ice in the Sea of Okhotsk, and if you board the large sightseeing boat "Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora", you can enjoy a valuable experience while breaking drift ice. Before the new coronavirus, more than 100,000 people boarded the ship every year. Drift ice appears along the coast of Okhotsk from around the end of January every year, and about two months after that, it is the turn of the "Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora". You can also see seals on this drift ice. Another sightseeing spot in Abashiri that can be enjoyed throughout the year is "Museum Abashiri Prison". Museum Abashiri Prison is a museum that stores the actual Abashiri Prison buildings that were used from the Meiji era to 1973. At the Abashiri Prison Former Futamigaoka Farm Cafeteria Building and the Prison Cafeteria, "Experience Prison Food" is offered for a limited time where you can experience the food and gourmet food eaten by the current Abashiri Prison inmates. If you want to visit Abashiri sightseeing full of charm, please use our hotel "Abashirikoso". There is also a day-trip hot spring, so why not stop by and heal the fatigue of your trip? 【Abashirikoso Information】 [Address] 〒099-2421 Abashiri-shi Yobito 78 [Phone number] 0152-48-2311 [Access by train] About 10 minutes by bus from JR Abashiri Station. We will also pick you up and drop you off at JR Abashiri Station. *Advance reservation required [Access by plane] About 20 minutes by bus from Memanbetsu Airport. [Access by car] About 120 minutes from Asahikawa-Monbetsu Expressway and Marusefu IC
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Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker: Aurora – Experience the Icy Cruises of Abashiri, Hokkaido via Video

  • Abashiri
  • Lake Abashiri
  • Hotel
  • Japanese inn
  • Hokkaido Prefecture
  • Hot springs
  • Drift ice
ホテル網走湖荘
Feb. 15, 2023
Dinner at Abashirikoso welcomes you with a menu prepared with seasonal ingredients. Currently, we have prepared four carefully selected dinner menus, "Lakeside Set", "Shiosaizen", "Fishing Fire Set", and "Abashiri Nagomizen", so you can enjoy the seasonal taste of Okhotsk. ・ Abashirikoso's meal "lakeside set" menu (menu) Aperitif: Yuzu sake Pre-serving: Salmon parent-child salad Appetizers: Tsutsumatsu-mae, Yamame fish honeydew, scallop nanban pickle, silver cod Saikyo, striped shrimp Hot pot: Wagyu shabu Lid: Kombu noodles Steamed food: Untan tea bowl fumigation Sashimi: Tuna, scallop, Kanpachi, peony shrimp Crab plate: horsehair crab half body Simmered food: Menme stewed Western dish: Sautéed seafood butter Rice: Scallop Soup: Shijimi's miso soup Incense: small eggplant, radish Confectionery: jelly and seasonal fruits ・ Abashirikoso's meal "Shiosaizen" menu (menu) Aperitif: Yuzu sake Pre-serving: Salmon parent-child salad Appetizers: Tsutsumatsu-mae, Yamame fish honeydew, scallop nanban pickle, silver cod Saikyo, striped shrimp Hot pot: 鮟鱇hot pot, red bean liver Lid: Kombu noodles Sashimi: Tuna, scallop, Kanpachi, peony shrimp Crab dish: thorn crab Simmered food: Menme stewed Western dish: Wagyu beef cut steak Rice: Scallop Soup: Shijimi's miso soup Incense: small eggplant, radish Confectionery: jelly and seasonal fruits ・ Abashirikoso's meal "Fishing Fire Set" menu (menu) Aperitif: Yuzu sake Pre-attached: scallop pickled nanban, colorful vegetables Appetizers: Tsutsumatsu-mae, Yamame Fish Honeydew, Asari Seiryu, Gincod Saikyo Nabe: Okhotsk Nabe Oden style Sashimi: kanpachi, scallop, salmon, nanban shrimp Crab dish: thorn crab Simmered dishes: crab shinda maki, grilled eggplant, winter melon autumn leaves, shrimp Western plate: Cut steak Rice: Scallop Soup: Shijimi's miso soup Incense: small eggplant, radish Confectionery: jelly and seasonal fruits ・ Abashirikoso's meal "Abashiri Nagomizen" menu (menu) Pre-attached: Octopus and wasabi choy Appetizers: Tsutsumatsu-mae, Yamame fish honeydew, scallop nanbanzuke, silver cod Saikyo Nabe: Okhotsk Nabe Oden style Sashimi: salmon, scallops, nanban shrimp Crab dish: snow crab Simmered dishes: crab shinda maki, grilled eggplant, winter melon autumn leaves, shrimp Western dish: Pickled chicken nanban Rice: Scallop Soup: Shijimi's miso soup Incense: small eggplant, radish Confectionery: jelly and seasonal fruits * Please note that this menu varies depending on the season. Each seat in the restaurant is partitioned and it is a private space. For large guests, we also have a large hall of 300 square meters and banquet halls of 120 and 88 square meters. Breakfast is served at a breakfast venue with about 50 kinds of buffet. Please enjoy more than enough meals using seasonal ingredients from Hokkaido and Okhotsk at Abashirikoso! 【Abashirikoso Information】 [Address] 〒099-2421 Abashiri-shi Yobito 78 [Phone number] 0152-48-2311 [Access by train] About 10 minutes by bus from JR Abashiri Station. We will also pick you up and drop you off at JR Abashiri Station. *Advance reservation required [Access by plane] About 20 minutes by bus from Memanbetsu Airport. [Access by car] About 120 minutes from Asahikawa-Monbetsu Expressway and Marusefu IC
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  • Abashiri
  • Lake Abashiri
  • Hotel
  • Japanese inn
  • Seafood
  • Fish dishes
  • Traditional Japanese Food
  • Hokkaido Prefecture
  • Sightseeing
  • Travel
ホテル網走湖荘
Feb. 15, 2023
The hot spring of the hotel "Abashirikoso" is a large public bath "Craterhara" that can be used by 100 people at the same time, and there are also two indoor baths, an open-air bath, and a sauna. You can take a bath until 9:00 the next morning (sauna and open-air bath until 24:00), so please relax and heal the fatigue of your trip in your favorite bathtub at your favorite time. On the 7th floor of the main building, there is also a private bath "Tanabata no Yu". Please note that this is 3000 yen for 60 minutes, and advance reservation is required. 【Introduction of the efficacy, ingredients, and spring quality of Abashirikoso's hot springs】 ・Type and temperature of hot spring: Natural hot spring, 42°C ・Spring quality: Sodium chloride spring ・Indications: neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain, frozen shoulder, motor paralysis, joint stiffness, bruises, fatigue recovery, cuts, chronic skin diseases, frail children, chronic gynecological diseases, menstrual disorders, rheumatic diseases There is a Scandinavian log cabin sauna hut in the large bathroom. It is a far-infrared type dry sauna with a room temperature of about 90 degrees and can be used by about 10 people. There is no outdoor air bath space, but if it is not crowded, why not arrange it in the open-air bath space? This hot spring facility allows you to take a bath in a day-trip hot spring, and day trippers can use it from 13 o'clock to 22 o'clock (reception last time is 21 o'clock), and the bathing fee is 700 yen for adults. There is also a large foot corner at the entrance of the large public bath, which was renovated in 2009, and an aroma esthetic corner in the women's dressing room. 【Abashirikoso Information】 [Address] 〒099-2421 Abashiri-shi Yobito 78 [Phone number] 0152-48-2311 [Access by train] About 10 minutes by bus from JR Abashiri Station. We will also pick you up and drop off at JR Abashiri Station. *Advance reservation required [Access by plane] About 20 minutes by bus from Memanbetsu Airport. [Access by car] About 120 minutes from Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway and Marusefu IC
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  • Abashiri
  • Lake Abashiri
  • Hotel
  • Japanese inn
  • Hot springs
  • Outdoor bath
  • Sauna
  • Hokkaido Prefecture
  • Sightseeing
  • Travel
ホテル網走湖荘
Feb. 15, 2023
We will introduce the rooms of Abashirikoso. Abashirikoso has 153 guest rooms in the main building, south building (Clione House, Kuroyuri no kan), and central building. All guest rooms are designed to be larger than general accommodations, so they are ideal for relaxing after a long trip. From the large windows, you can also overlook the scenery of Lake Abashiri in all four seasons. The hotel is wheelchair accessible, and the floor with few steps makes it easy for the elderly and people with physical disabilities to spend time and use it with peace of mind. In 2000 (Heisei 12), we also received the Grand Prize (Minister of Health and Welfare Award) of the "People-Friendly Community Lodging Development Award". The two special rooms in the main building have a Japanese-style room and a Western-style room, both with a floor plan of 13 jo + 8 square meters, and are equipped with sofas, washbasins, baths, and shower toilets, and can accommodate up to 5 people. A total of 7 types of other rooms are available, based on Japanese-style rooms. Please spend a pleasant time with your family and friends. Amenities include hair dryer, face towel, bath towel, toothbrush, yukata, comb, razor, shower cap, cotton, hand soap, refrigerator for bringing in, cold water, TV, sofa, safe, tea set, and tea confectionery in all rooms of the main building, south building (Clione's House, Kuroyuri-no-kan), and Central Building. In 2004 (Heisei 16), it is a proud inn that was selected as one of the "29th Professional Selection 100 Hotels and Ryokans in Japan". Everyone, please use our hotel "Abashirikoso" when sightseeing in Abashiri. 【Abashirikoso Information】 [Address] 〒099-2421 Abashiri-shi Yobito 78 [Phone number] 0152-48-2311 [Access by train] About 10 minutes by bus from JR Abashiri Station. We will also pick you up and drop you off at JR Abashiri Station. *Advance reservation required [Access by plane] About 20 minutes by bus from Memanbetsu Airport. [Access by car] About 120 minutes from Asahikawa-Monbetsu Expressway and Marusefu IC
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  • Abashiri
  • Lake Abashiri
  • Hotel
  • Japanese inn
  • Sightseeing
  • Travel
  • Hokkaido Prefecture
  • Hot springs
ホテル網走湖荘
Feb. 15, 2023
Nice to meet everyone who uses COOL JAPAN VIDEOS! Abashirikoso is located on the northeastern coast of Hokkaido. The arrival of spring is still far away, and even now there is about 30 cm of snow. Abashiri is famous for its "Abashiri Drift Ice" where you can enjoy drift ice in the Sea of Okhotsk in winter, and if you board the large sightseeing boat "Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora", you can enjoy a valuable experience while breaking the drift ice. A convenient hotel for such sightseeing in Abashiri is Abashirikoso. Abashirikoso is a long-established ryokan on the shore of Lake Abashiri, founded in 1948 (Showa 28), and the time required from Memanbetsu Airport is about 20 minutes by bus, and access is outstanding, and it has been loved by many customers for 75 years. There are 153 guest rooms, and the hot spring facility is a large public bath that can accommodate 100 people at the same time, "Craterbara", a natural hot spring, and two other indoor baths, an open-air bath, and a sauna! You can also take a bath in the hot spring facility for day trips, so please stop by to heal the fatigue of sightseeing. For dinner, we have prepared four carefully selected menus: "Lakeside Set", "Shiosaizen", "Fishing Fire Set", and "Abashiri Nagomizen", and all meals are full of fresh seafood such as crab and shrimp, as well as local dishes and meat. In addition to the 300-jo large hall, there are also 120-jo and 88-jo banquet halls, so a large number of people are welcome. We also have a souvenir shop with local specialties. To make a reservation for your stay, please use the reservation page on the official website listed in your profile. 【Abashirikoso Information】 [Address] 〒099-2421 Abashiri-shi Yobito 78 [Phone number] 0152-48-2311 [Access by train] About 10 minutes by bus from JR Abashiri Station. We will also pick you up and drop you off at JR Abashiri Station. *Advance reservation required [Access by plane] About 20 minutes by bus from Memanbetsu Airport. [Access by car] About 120 minutes from Asahikawa-Monbetsu Expressway and Marusefu IC
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  • Abashiri
  • Lake Abashiri
  • Hokkaido Prefecture
  • Hotel
  • Japanese inn
  • Okhotsk Drift Ice Museum
  • Sightseeing
  • Travel
  • Hot springs
COOL JAPAN VIDEOS Management
Jan. 18, 2023
Introducing the posts of the official "Abashiri Tourist Association" account! You will be overwhelmed by the sight of the drift ice being cut open. The sightseeing boat "Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora" where you can see drift ice up close. In addition to drift ice sightseeing, you can also see wild animals such as seals. ◆Abashiri drift ice sightseeing icebreaker Aurora◆ 【Address】〒093-0003 Hokkaido Abashiri City Minami 3-jo Higashi 4-5-1 Road Station (Ryuhyo Kaido) 【Telephone】 (0152)43-6000 【Access】 About 5 hours and 30 minutes by train from Sapporo Station, get off at Abashiri Station About 10 minutes by bus / About 8 minutes by taxi Please check the official website for details.
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Abashiri Tourist Association
Jan. 18, 2023 (edited)
Abashiri Tourist Association.
The day after tomorrow, the drift ice breaker "Aurora" will start operation from January 20.
The drift ice season has finally arrived!
You can enjoy it until early March.
Please come to Abashiri, the city of drift ice.
  • Drift ice
  • Ship/Boat
  • Great view
  • Nature
  • Sightseeing
  • Travel
  • Winter
  • Abashiri
  • Hokkaido Prefecture
COOL JAPAN VIDEOS Management
Jan. 13, 2023
Introducing the posts of Abashiri Tourist Association official accounts! Japanese smelt fishing unique to winter sounds fun, doesn't it? Japanese smelt fishing at Lake Abashiri in Abashiri City, Hokkaido started on January 7. You can enjoy it empty-handed, and Japanese smelt you catch it can be eaten with tempura. ◆Lake Abashiri Japanese smelt Fishing◆ 【Address】Abashiri-shi Yobito 823-2 Land Government-owned land 【Parking】Available / Approx. 80 spaces 【Access】 About 20 minutes by bus from Memanbetsu Airport About 10 minutes by bus from Abashiri Station Please check the official website for details.
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Abashiri Tourist Association
Jan. 13, 2023 (edited)
Abashiri Tourist Association.
This year as well, the Abashiri winter tradition "Japanese smelt fishing" started on Saturday, January 7.
Depending on the freezing conditions of Lake Abashiri, it will be held until Tuesday, March 21.
You can also enjoy the Japanese smelt you catch yourself as tempura. (Additional charge required)
Set price: Adults 1,800 yen / Elementary school students 1,400 yen
【Set contents】Recreational fishing fee, rental rod, device, bait, drilling fee, rental chair
A deep fryer set (including pan, oil, deep frying powder, chopsticks, plates, and electromagnetic stove) is available for 1,000 yen.
*Reservations are not required.
* Please return the rental item by 15:30.
  • Fishing
  • Abashiri
  • Hokkaido Prefecture
  • Fun/Recreation
  • Nature
  • Great view
  • Sightseeing
  • Travel
  • Winter

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