Explore East Hokkaido
Tsurui Village: Cape Kirakotan
This secluded cape is the deepest point of Kushiro Shitsugen Wetland
A Closer Look
Around 6000 years ago, Kushiro Shitsugen Wetland was under the sea. Visit Cape Kirakotani and imagine that ancient scenery.
Cape Kirakotan is home to wildlife such as Yezo deer, red-crowned cranes and white-tailed eagles. We are mere visitors in their home. It is designated as a natural monument area, the nature here is truly unspoiled. The spring from which this wetland was born is a natural wonder shrouded in mystery, with a mirror-like surface that reminds me of the Uyuni salt flats in South America.
Makoto Ando, Owner of Hickory Wind Wilderness Lodge (master guide with certification as a professional Hokkaido outdoor guide)
Cape Kirakotan, Akan District, Hokkaido