Kushiro-shitsugen Norokko Train

Rail in Kushiro-shitsugen National Park

This is the best way to see the wetlands without a car: once or twice daily, a vintage train with large picture windows makes a slow journey from Kushiro via Kushiro-shitsugen (¥360) as far as Tōro Station (¥540). It's very popular so be sure to reserve a seat (plus ¥520). The tourist info booth at Kushiro Station can help.

In February, an old steam locomotive, the Fuyu-shitsugen Norokko Train, plies the same route; it doesn't run every day though and you'll need to book ahead.