2018年06月21日

'Notsuke Peninsula' at the eastern tip of 'Hokkaido' is Japan's largest sandbar, 28 km long.

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Notsuke Peninsula is sticking out to the ocean between 'Shiretoko Peninsula' and 'Nemuro Peninsula'. This big sandbar has been formed by the tidal current running along the coast line, and the narrowest part is 50 m wide. Many migratory birds, such as sea eagles and cranes, are seen in the wetland on both sides of the sandbar in winter. When short summer comes, the wildflowers are in full bloom along the trail as shown in the first picture. The flowers are not enough though, as this picture was taken a little earlier than summer. 'Todowara', as shown in the second picture, is worthy of note. The sea water is gradually flowing into the sandbar due to global warming, which has caused the death of the Sakhalin firs which used to form a grove. 18 km off the coast, 'Kunashir Island', which has long been illegally occupied by Russia after the end of the Second World War, can be seen if weather permits.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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