Kushiro & Nemuro

Mount Mokoto-yama and Highland Byway

Mokoto-yama (藻琴山: just 1000m) is the highest rim to the north of Kussharo-ko. The mountain is on Kushiro and Okhotsk regions (border of Teshikaga, Koshimizu, Bihoro and Ozora towns).

After following Prefectural Road 102 from Kawayu Onsen for 16km by your own wheels, you will reach the Highland Koshimizu 725 rest house with a scenic observation deck. From where, it is an hour hike to the top for panoramic views over the lake and Okhotsk Region.