【Hokkaido】Hosooka Observatory(細岡展望台)

Hosooka Observatory


The Hosooka Observatory overlooks the Kushiro Wetland.

The view is quite open, and you can see the superb view of the vast Kushiro Marsh.

By the way, this place is not in Kushiro City, but in neighboring Kushiro Town.

Where's the observation deck?

Hosooka Observatory


I visited at the end of March, but the snow is light and the vegetation is brown, so the scenery is like an African savanna.

It is a place that I want to visit in summer.

Kushiro Marsh seen from Hosooka Observatory


This observatory is also covered by NHK's TV program Bratamori, and Tamori-san is also visiting.

Kushiro Marsh seen from Hosooka Observatory

The road to the observation deck?

How do I get to the observation deck from the national highway?

Kushiro Marsh


If you run along National Route 391, which is convenient for comings and goings between Kushiro City and Shibechacho, there is a road that you can go to the observation deck.

There is a signboard of "Hosooka Observatory" around the Kushiro Town Folk Museum, so we will go around there.

What about the road near the observation deck?

Road to Hosooka Observatory

Around here.

When you approach the observation deck (parking lot), it will be off-road.

Even if it was said off-road, the road surface was a little uneven and not rough, and it was almost a flat road that could run even in the compact car Vitz.

What is the parking lot of Hosooka Observatory?

Road near Hosooka Observatory

I think that it can be done in a quiet season such as winter, but I was able to lie down near the observation deck.

If you lie down, you can walk to the observation deck in 1 or 2 minutes.

During the busy season such as summer, there is a free parking lot in front of the observatory, so I think you can park there.


Parking lot

Information on Hosooka Observatory

Recommended degree

Tourism ★★★★ 
Drive ★★★★ 

Information on places to visit

Approximate length of stay* 10 to 30 minutes
Congestion (5 levels) * 2 (I feel less because it is wide)


Address 22-9 Tsalkobu, Kushiro-cho, Kushiro-gun, Hokkaido
Telephone number
Map code 149 654 432*21
Highway access Approximately 30 minutes from Kushiro Chuo IC on the Kushiro Outer Ring Road
Parking lot Free available
Article coverage time Spring 2019 Weekdays After Noon

* This article and photos are not limited to the latest in
formation. Be sure to check the official website for the latest information.

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