Weather in Abashiri
  • Current Conditions : 4.8C, Light Snow Showers - 1:56 PM JST Oct. 24
    Temperature: 4.8°C | Humidity: 72% | Pressure: 1003hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Light Snow Showers | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 20.9km/h
    2016/10/24 13:56:00
  • Forecast for Monday as of Oct. 24 2:00 PM JST
    Partly Cloudy. High:5 ° C.
    2016/10/24 05:00:00
  • Forecast for Monday Night as of Oct. 24 2:00 PM JST
    Partly Cloudy. Low:1 ° C.
    2016/10/24 05:00:00
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Events for October - December

Salmon Festival

Salmon Festival

Salmon swimming up the river, a signature feature of fall, can be observed up close at the special site set up on the shore of Lake Abashiri. Purchase "Salmon Bentos" made by hotel chefs in the area, and only available here, or other salmon products. It is the perfect event to fully enjoy fall.

Japanese Smelt Fishing

Wakasagi Smelt Fishing

A winter favorite in Hokkaido, where a hole is drilled into the vast white frozen ice of Lake Abashiri, and one fishes for smelt. Smelt are great grilled or in tempura.

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About Abashiri


Of all the prefectures in Japan, Hokkaido is the northern most prefecture, and Abashiri is located on the eastern side of the island facing the Sea of Okhotsk.
Sitting on latitude 44, it is surrounded by lakes, rivers, mountains; a land rich in nature.
Because Abashiri faces the ocean, there is little difference in temperature and is relatively mild for being on the eastern side of the island.

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