Baojie2000If you are on vacation to Saroma in summer, I highly recommend going to this Nature Centre. There are only a few sand dunes (Kodoyama?) and narrow wetlands between the Sea of Okhotsk and Lake Saroma. Standing on the height of the sand dunes, you can see the Sea of Okhotsk and Lake Saroma at the same time. This Nature Centre is designed to protect the precious animals and plants in the sand dunes and wetlands and introduce the nature here to tourists. No tickets are required. There are walking trails for observing plants and wild birds in the garden, and there are several kilometers of bicycle trails along the sand dunes. It is really cool to rent a bicycle to ride in nature (rent a bicycle for 650 yen, unlimited time Before closing, it’s okay. There are also smaller bicycles for elementary school students and helmets for children.) There are wooden steps in the sand dunes for easy viewing. We went early in the morning. There was no one else. We ran into a Hokkaido red fox on the road. The little guy came out of the grass with big ears. He hesitated when he saw us. He ran out and drank in a puddle. Water, and then ran up the sand dunes along the walking trail for people.