“The Okhotsk drift ice building / Tentozan observatory” stands on the mountaintop of Tentozan. It takes 20 minutes by car from “Memanbetsu” airport.
It is recommended here to look from the basement. The drift ice fantasy theater has five screen. You are overwhelmed in drift ice filling up the Sea of Okhotsk in pure white and the underwater world majesty.
In the drift ice bodily sensation room, you experience the genuine drift ice. It is -15 degrees Celsius! You borrow a coat for protection against the cold for free. You borrow a wet towel, so you can experience “a towel freezing to a chink co-Japanese spaniel”.
The smart thing of the sea of the drift ice is bred, too. There is the pretty clione said to be a fairy of the drift ice.
The first floor has a sightseeing information corner, a shop. In the second floor, there are a prospects gallery and a restaurant. And the top is Tentozan observatory.
From an observatory of the roof terrace, you are a magnificent panorama. You can look around it to “Shiretoko” peninsula, the mountains of Akan across Lake “Abashiri”, Lake “Notori”, Lake “Mokoto” and the Sea of Okhotsk. Anyone will be impressed by the superb view to look at while it is blown by refreshing wind.
It is the recommended spot that can realize the size of the scale of nature of the Sea of Okhotsk and the circumference.
from 9:00 to 16:30 (from November to April).
from 8:30 to 18:00 (from May to October).
244-3, Tentozan, Abashiri-shi, Hokkaido
By bus, 15 minutes from JR “Abashiri” Station.
You get off “Tentozan” bus stop by Abashiri bus “city sightseeing circulation”.