Abashiri and Monbetsu are famous places to see drift ice. Icebreakers “Garinko-go II” (accommodating 195 persons) from Monbetsu and “Aurora” (accommodating 450 persons) from Abashiri provide ice-viewing excursions for hearty travelers. They break the ice and navigate in the frozen Okhotsk Sea. Higashi Hokkaido Express Bus is convenient for sightseeing of the drift ice from along the shore.
1, Kaiyokoen, Monbetsu city, Hokkaido