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Ice floe in Abashiri City
Abashri is located in 44 degrees north latitude. From late January, visitors can see ice floes (floating sheets of ice) in the Sea of Okhotsk. You can try the drift ice sightseeing boat ”Aurora”. If you are lucky, you might see clione (known as the naked sea butterfly), seals, steller's sea eagles, foxes, or ezojika deer.
Higashi 4-5-1, Minami 3-jo, Abashiri, Hokkaido
the drift ice sightseeing boat "Aurora"Boat runs everyday from 20th January and 5th Aprilfrom 9:00 to 15:00, number of boats changes according to the season
Jan., Feb., Mar.
You need a prior reservation for the Drift Ice Sightseeing Boat 'Aurora'. You have higher possibilities to observe floating ices from the mid February to the early March.
- About 40 minutes by a direct bus from Memanbetsu Airport (via JR "Abashiri Station")- About 10 minutes by a direct bus from JR "Abashiri Station"
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