Toro, Shibecha, Kawakami, Hokkaido 088-2264 JAPAN
Phone +81-1548-7-3100 Facsimile +81-1548-7-3101
Introducing Kushiro Marsh Land
Throughout the four seasons, the unique wetland setting offers a variety
of scenes to be experienced.
This natural preserve allows visitors to hear wild songs of birds, see beautiful marsh flowers, and feel the fresh wetland wind.
Let your mind to escape to nature!
Kushiro Marsh Land is the largest marsh in Japan.
This area contains meandering rivers and lakes with a variety of wetland plants such as reeds, sedges, sphagnum, and alders.
The wetland is the habitat for rare species such as Japanese Crane, and Huchen Perri, Siberlan salamander.
Kushiro Marsh Land is designated as Japan’s
twenty eighth national park in 1987.
The climate of the KUSHIRO area has two characteristic features: the low annual average temperature of 5.6C, which causes plants to decompose slowly and form peat; and the annual average of 113 foggy days, 60% of which occur in June, July and August. During this period, only 30% of the potential insulation reaches the earth. Another feature of the climate is the numerous sunny days in early spring, autumn, and winter, and the consequent low annual snowfall.
common tree species is
spring the Sargent cherry and the Japanese magnolia blossoms are very
representative vegetation zones of the marshes can be seen-low moor, high
moor, and an alder forest.Because of
the numerous springs and drainage from rivers and streams, the water table
of the low moor is always high.
streams do not drain into the high moor, thus its water table is low.
forest is the only forest type within the Kushiro Marsh Land. Forest in
sections of the marshes adjacent to the hills receive nutrients that run
off the hills, thus alder in these sections grow to about 10 meters, In
the high moor growing conditions are relatively poor, thus alder there
only grow to about 5 meters.
Toro, Shibecha, Kawakami
Hokkaido 0882264 JAPAN
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