Kushiro Marsh Observatory, Kushiro

2.6
Kushiro Marsh Observatory serves as the starting point for educational tours of the biggest wetland in Japan. Climb up to the observatory's third floor for a commanding view over the marsh, which shelters 2,000 different species of plants and animals, including Hokkaido deer and the white-tailed sea eagle. The observatory provides access to lengthy walking trails, which lead through the park and ensure plenty of chances to spot the wildlife. Plan your visit to Kushiro Marsh Observatory and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kushiro day trip tool .
Create an itinerary including Kushiro Marsh Observatory
map
Kushiro Marsh Observatory Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
232 reviews
Google
3.6
TripAdvisor
  • The April wet garden, simple is a large flies! Even the light bald bald of the earth color, looks very strong wide feeling. The advice is to make a visit again in the summer.
    View original
  • It is during the Kushiro Marsh Observatory. It is often covered with fog, summer, fine views from the observation deck.
    View original
  • A complete waste of time, especially for birders. The observatory is more of an architectecural oddity, replete with ample photos on the observation deck of other notable Kushiro buildings. Nice, if s...  more »
Google
  • We drove there on 1 Mar 2018, a very snowy and windy day (all flights canceled in the afternoon). Paid a small fee to enter the info section which introduces visitors to the wildlife in the Marsh. Ticket also gives u access to the rooftop observatory, but we couldn't see anything cos of the wet snow bombarding our faces :((( We then took the walking trail to the satellite viewpoint - no fee required for trail, starts from around carpark area and is 30~40 mins round trip. There are 2 roughly equidistant routes to the viewpoint but one route is closed in the winter. It could be a really nice walk in the snow to a really good view on a clear day, but again we were left wet and cold by the snow... Passed by the observatory on the car the next day which was a very clear day. Got a good peek of the vast marshes but we didn't go. Tl;dr trail is worth the walk only on a clear day
  • No many public buses in December. Missing one means staying there over night. View is ok. Taking the train in hot seasons should be a way better option.
  • Beautiful walk through the trees. Careful on the walkway, very slippery after it rains.
  • Good place for walking around the broadwalk wooden deck for couple of km. The building exhibition require entrance fee.
  • Beautiful place, nice trail, we enjoyed it very much
Places to stay near Kushiro Marsh Observatory

Plan your trip to Kushiro

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Kushiro Marsh Observatory by other users

3 days in Kushiro BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Kushiro BY A USER FROM JAPAN June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Osaka, Hokkaido & Tokyo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Kushiro BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Hokkaido SEE PLAN September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans