Abashiri River (網走川) in far eastern Hokkaido first flows into the expansive Lake Abashiri (網走湖) and then makes a final meander through Abashiri City to the Okhotsk Sea in northern Japan. The river and lake teems with birdlife, including eagles, kingfishers, storks, and other birds of prey. The lake section hugs the eastern shoreline, and requires a very favourable wind forecast - whitecaps can form on this otherwise shallow lake very quickly. With a JR train line close by, however, there are a number of escape routes along the way. The final stretch of the route through Abashiri City takes the paddler past the expansive Abashiri prison, and then finally along side fishing vessels and sea birds. See the full route overview at Hokkaido Wilds: https://hokkaidowilds.org/water/abashiri-river-canoeing
Category: Parks & Forests
Language: English, Japanese
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