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The area surrounding Obihiro, Shiretoko and Kushiro(Eastern Hokkaido)

The area surrounding Obihiro, Shiretoko and Kushiro

Experience the majesty and wonder of nature only found in Eastern Hokkaido

This area is filled with natural wonders exemplified by Shiretoko, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One unique aspect of this area is its many mystical lakes including Lake Mashu and its mists as well as Lake Akan and the marimo. Also, there is a moor hot spring--one of only a few in the world--in the Obihiro area and in the Nemuro area is Lake Furen where white swan, Japan's largest wildfowl, return to every year. Needless to say, this expansive area features a number of destinations truly unique in the world.

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