Onnenai High Moor Community

A Walk into Kushiro's Natural Wonderland

By Chris Barnes    - 1 min read

The Onnenai High Moor Community features a circular wooden path that allows visitors to explore the wetlands of Kushiro's Shitsugen National Park. As you walk along the wooden path, you are likely to encounter seasonal bird life, bogs and mires with reeds, sedges, peat moss crops, alder forests and various kinds of seasonal plant life.

During the summer, the dense vegetation surrounds the path and you really feel a sense of being engulfed by the wetland. I highly recommend visiting the Onnenai Visitor Center which is located at the start of the 3km path, as it features an audio visual education room, various exhibition boards and information boards which feature daily reports on plant life and animals spotted along the path.

The Onnenai High Moor Community is located off Prefectural Route 53 between Kushiro and Tsurui Village.

The center is open 10:00 ~ 17:00 April to October & 10:00 ~ 16:00 November to March, and features wheelchair accessibility.

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Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes @chris.barnes

A little while ago i began exploring the world. I started in Japan, and after 29 countries of amazing adventures, i find myself back in Japan fully absorbed in its culture, its people and its beauty.