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The tower boasts a good view of the Okhotsk sea area surrounding Monbetsu and has a fascinating aquarium at the basement showcasing different species of marine life. However the shuttle bus from the tower to the car park took quite a while to depart and...More
We chanced upon this place as it was next to the seal center. Entrance fee is 800 yen, including a 6 minute 4D show. This place would probably be more interesting during drift ice season when you can actually see the drift ice from the...More
It was rainy day during the visit. It's a research center that provides explanation to the public about deep sea and ice berg researchv. There is an observation tower built to below sea levels. Due to rough sea, we didn't see anything. Perhaps other times...More
Came here to explore this joint after watching the seals nearby, for the natural scenery, it's quite a lovely place!
Physical Ease: 5/5
Scenery Viewing: 5/5
The Good: We LOVE the scenery, the sights...More
We enjoyed our experience on board the Garinko Ice Breaking vessel. We were out at sea for 1 hour and did not see thick sheets of ice but there were small sheets of ice. This was an amazing experience!
The temperature was -13 degrees and...More
Great view of Okhotsk Sea! Beautiful Calm sea with sea gulls resting at the concrete docks. Nice cool weather in the first week of June. Will be great to come back and view drift ice in the Winter times!
The Okhotsk Tower for Undersea Observation was quite interesting but don't expect too much, it's worth going and give yourself sometime to slowly look through each exhibit.
It would be fun to go on the Garinko II as it has a drilling bottom but we...More