Memanbetsu Airport is located in 22km southwest from Abashiri city along the Sea of Okhotsk. There are Shiretoko National Park, Akan National Park and Abashiri National Park near Memanbetsu Airport. The airport is surrounded by precious nature. Lake Saroma is in Abashiri National Park and a portion of the lake is connected to the sea. As a brackish-water lake, it is one of the largest in Japan. It is distinguishing that there is a sand bar at the lake. There are a lot of view points around the lake and many tourists visit the area.
In the National Parks around Memanbetsu Airport, a variety of flowers bloom from spring to early summer. Especially, the scenery at Higashimokoto-shibasakura-park is a sight to see, the blooming Shibazakura will cover and change the color of slope of the mountain into pink from the middle of May to the middle of June. Furthermore, you will be shocked before you know it by the Torii enshrined in Yamatsumi Shrine is a shocking pink which is more vivid pink the Shibazakura.
The Sea of Okhotsk drift ice is indispensable to the winter travel plan. In recent years, it has been increasing the popularity of Drift Ice Sightseeing & Icebreaker Ship Tour which the ship proceeds by breaking the drift ice, which has the enormous force.