The journey along the Senmo Line from Abashiri to Kushiro
in Hokkaido offers some stunning scenery, along the coast to Shiretoko-Shari, then through Akan National Park. It is not for those in a hurry as only local trains run on this line.
You can ride this Limited Express with a Japan Rail Pass
and a JR Hokkaido Pass
.0 km - ABASHIRI station1,5 km - 0h03 - KATSURADAI station
Just after Katsuradai, on the left of the train are great views of the Sea of Okhotsk.12 KM - 0H17- KITAHAMA station
It is just a short walk to Lake Tofutsu, which is popular for bird watching in winter. The station café is also worth a visit, to have a drink with a view of the sea.