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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum of Hokkaido

The Sea of Okhotsk lies in the northeast of Hokkaido and is surrounded by islands such as the Kamchatka Peninsula, the northeasternmost point of the Asian continent. The Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum of Hokkaido is a hands-on science center where visitors learn the nature, culture and life of the area in a mysterious manner, and provides a wide range of information about sea ice, including the formation of sea ice and its correlation with global-scale climate changes. In addition to the exhibition of documents, there is a room with its temperature maintained at minus 20 degrees, where visitors can touch real sea ice, and a dome called Astrovision, where there are aerial photographs of sea ice and the carpet of flowers on the seashore of Okhotsk on a 360-degree full screen.

11-6 Motomonbetsu, Monbetsu-shi, Hokkaido

Admission Fee
450 yen

Mondays (except national holidays), the next day of each national holiday, New Years holidays (Dec.'

JR Engaru Station/Hokumon Bus/1 hr./Okhotsk Tower Iriguchi Bus Stop/On foot/1 min.

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