Forest of Poroto Natural Recreational Forest Hike
In Ainu “poroto” means “large pond (lake).” The Forest of Poroto is a thick, undulating old-growth forest which encircles Lake Poroto. The visitor center situated in the center of the natural recreational forest is the starting point for the hike which takes hikers along the footpath that follows the the Utsunai River, which pours into Lake Poroto, and across Izanai Bridge (floating bridge for viewing vegetation).
Open season: year-round
Trail distance: approx. 1.4km
Difference in elevation: approx. 20m (some gentle slopes)
Duration: takes about 1 hr and 30 min