It is the official website of the Betsukai Ice Horizon,
which spreads out in the Notsuke Peninsula in Hokkaido.

さいはてに広がる、冬だけの絶景 野付半島 氷平線

心が躍る、場所がある。

氷平線の写真

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NOTSUKE BETSUKAI ABOUT 氷平線とは

The ice horizon is literally an ice ground that spreads like a horizontal line, and ice flat line" is the border between the frozen sea and the sky.
In the east of Hokkaido, We will introduce the charm of the ice ground and the reason why it is built on Notsuke Peninsula.

NOTSUKE BETSUKAI TOUR 氷平線を楽しむ現地ツアー

If you want to enjoy walking on the ice field , Join a guided tour conducted by the local Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center. It is very dangerous to walk on the frozen sea without a guide. As a matter of fact, I sometimes see Yezo deer almost falling into the sea as the ice cracks.

氷平線ウォーク/ミニウォーク

氷平線ウォーク/ミニウォーク

From Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center, wearing a snowshoes, there is a 2 hours "Todowara・Ice Horizon Walk Tour" which is a different atmosphere in summer to Todowara (a place where a dead pine tree remains), and 1 hour "mini-walk" to enjoy the ice horizon even if your stay is short. ※Reservations required. Only phone reservations are available three days before the use date.(0153-82-1270)

Ice horizon Walk

Common Items
・Implementation period
From mid-January to early March ※ It depends on the ice season of the year.
・number of participants
2 people 〜 Participation by one person Fare 1.5 times
・What you need
Warm clothes (No rental. Clothes that does not go through wind.) Do not expose the skin, please wear gloves, mufflers, and protect your skin as much as possible. Wear long boots such as snow boots or climbing leggings.
Please use your smartphone camera for Trick photos.
・Contact information
Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center 0153-82-1270
・Experience available time
①Morning Session 9: 30 ~
②Daytime Session 12: 30 ~ ※Changed according to circumstances
・Time required
About 2 hours (Walk about three kilometers.)
・Fee
Adult 3,500 yen (Snow shoes included) ※Elementary school students are half price, infants are free of charge. (Please be aware that we will walk 3 km.)

Mini-walk

・Experience available time
Occasional (Between 9: 00 and 15: 00)
・Time required
About 1 hours
・Fee
Adult: 1,500 yen (1,200 yen for a group)
※Elementary school students are half price, infants are free of charge.
氷平線ウォーク/ミニウォーク

氷平線ウォーク/ミニウォーク

A tour to enjoy the ice horizon riding on the sled pulling by snowmobiles.
There are two tours that have different length of experience time.

Sanbon Matsu Short Course

You can go to the last secret place "Sanbon-matsu" at the end of Todowara, where you can not go on foot or even by sightseeing boat because it is surrounded by the sea in summer. It's hard to walk, but I want to enjoy the ice horison! Although the time of stay is short, I want to enjoy the wild nature of Notsuke. Recommended for such person.

Common Items
・Implementation period
From early February to mid-March ※ It depends on the ice season of the year.
・Contact information
Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center0153-82-1270
・Experience available time
①10:30、②11:30、③12:30、④13:30、⑤14:30、⑥15:30
・Time required
About 40 minutes
・Fee
Adult: 3,000 yen ※Elementary school students are half price, infants are free of charge. Number of participants: 2 people 〜 Participation by one person Fare 1.5 times.
・Lending item
Warm clothes ·throws blankets ·silver mats ·binoculars ·boots are available free of charge.
・What you need
Other warm items
 
(※Due to the circumstances, it will be changed and reservation priority will be given. On site, even on the day, we will accept if there is space, but advance reservation is recommended.)

Todowara Mini Course

A mini tour with a sled to the entrance of Todowara along the promenade. Recommended for people who want to go to Todowara, but have difficulty walking, not much time. By using one way, you can walk the wood road to Todowara, and on the way back it is also good to go back on the promenade. It is also good to enjoy the scenery from the sled using a round trip.

・Experience available time
Occasional (Confirmation on site during center opening hours)
・Time required
About 10 minutes One-Way
・Fee
One-Way 500 yen, round trip 1,000 yen
・number of participants
2 people 〜 Participation by one person Fare 1.5 times
・What you need
Warm clothes (No rental. Clothes that does not go through wind.) Do not expose the skin, please wear gloves, mufflers, and protect your skin as much as possible. Wear long boots such as snow boots or climbing leggings.
・Other
It goes on land. It is not a sled tour on the ice. Please take a walk through the tree path from the end of the mini course to Todoara.
 
If there is an application for another course, other courses will be given priority.

NOTSUKE BETSUKAI ACCESS 野付半島・氷平線への行き方・アクセス

氷平線ウォーク/ミニウォーク

東京・札幌から 根室中標津空港へ

The nearest airport from Notsuke Peninsula is Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport.
The following flights are available at Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport.

・1 round trip a day from Haneda Airport in Tokyo (ANA)
Time required: about 100 to 115 minutes

・3 round trips a day from Sapporo・Shin Chitose Airport (ANA)
Time required: about 50 to 60 minutes

For more information about Nakashibetsu Airport,please visit the homepage of Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport.

中標津空港から野付半島へ

As a means of transportation from Nakashibetsu airport to Notsuke Peninsula, it is a taxi or rental car.
Taxi Approximate travel time is about 50 to 60 minutes Price: 12,000 to 13,000 yen
ar rental Time required about 60 minutes There are several rental car companies near Nakashibetsu Airport or Nakashibetsu city.
We can not recommend using the car rental in winter except for those familiar with snowy roads and frozen roads.
Reference: Nakashibetsu Tourism Association Website

東京・札幌から 根室中標津空港へ

「ひがし北海道エクスプレスバス」

By using the winter limited advance reservation bus "East Hokkaido Express bus", you can go from major sightseeing spots to Notsuke Peninsula.
* From Akanko, Mashu Station, Shibetsu-cho... East Hokkaido Express Bus No.6 * From Shiretoko Utoro, Shiretoko Rausu... East Hokkaido Express Bus No.5 → at Shibetsu-cho you need transfer to Higashi Hokkaido Express Bus No. 6
※ When using the bus, there is a condition such as using the sponsor Accomodations.See the official website for details.

NOTSUKE BETSUKAI PREPARATION 氷平線へ行く前に 準備すること、知っておきたいこと

Betsukai-cho where the ice horizon spreads,
is a place where the coldness of winter is particularly severe in Hokkaido.

  • temperature in January

    • 平均気温 -7.2度
    • 最高気温 -1.4度
    • 最低気温 -14.4度
  • temperature in February

    • 平均気温 -7.2度
    • 最高気温 -1.4度
    • 最低気温 -14.4度
  • temperature in March

    • 平均気温 -7.2度
    • 最高気温 -1.4度
    • 最低気温 -14.4度

※Reference: The Japan Meteorological Agency's homepage Averages for the past 30 years(1981 – 2010).

Also because of the sea, there is sometimes very cold and strong wind (snowstorm) blows during stormy weather.
I recommend the cold protection as much as you can.

Recommended clothes

  • outer

    アウター

    Thick Down Jacket (Below that layered sweater and parka), raised fabric Thick Pants, Water repellent material recommended

  • inner

    インナー

    Shirt and tights of thermal insulation materials such as heat tech

  • foot

    足 元

    Winter boots and thick socks.

  • Accessories

    アクセサリー

    Knit caps, earmuffs, mufflers, gloves, instant heat pad (It can be used not only for cold protection but also for cold protection of electronic equipment.), Items that can be used for trick photos

We also recommend the following sites.

Eastern Time by Situation Winter Coordination
Cold Level ”Strong

Please be careful.

  • Don't walk on your own.

    At first glance the ice field may not seem dangerous, but the ice field formed on the sea. Ice may be thick, some are thin. Especially after the ice is made in January and when the temperature rises in March, there are a lot of dangerous places here. It is dangerous to walk on your own. Please Participate in guided tours that guide you the safe place.

  • There are restaurants, but there are also holidays.

    There is a restaurant in Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center (We started business in the winter from 2018.). Business hours are from 11: 00 to 15: 00. However, please note that we are closed every Tuesday. Also, you can buy drinks at shops and vending machines.

  • There is no Local Bus.

    The bus for the Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center runs only in summer. In winter, please use the advance reservation bus "East Hokkaido Express Bus" mentioned above.

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