• Nature
  • TouristSpots
  • NorthernArea

Strange Breeding Grounds of Rhinoceros Auklet and Observatory Floats on Sea -Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island-

July 5th, 2016

Akaiwa Observatory (赤岩展望台) is located on the south end of Teuri Island (天売島) and is famous as breeding grounds of Rhinoceros Auklet (ウトウ) and Common Murre (オロロン鳥). 800,000 Rhinoceros Auklets have digged myriads of holes around Akaiwa Lighthouse (赤岩灯台). A scenery is very strange, and tourists will get a mysterious impression. A visitor route is built on the site, and the visitors can observe the breeding grounds of Rhinoceros Auklet closely. The breeding season is from June through August. I was not able to watch the Rhinoceros Auklets when I came, but I watched a situation that a young Rhinoceros Auklet was eaten by a crow. I felt sad about that. There are a free parking lot and a restroom at the site. Admission free and the parking lot is free of charge.

Akaiwa-enchi
Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island
Akaiwa Lighthouse
Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island
Visitor Route Is Built
Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island
Breeding Grounds of Rhinoceros Auklet
Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island
Blue Sea
Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island
Breeding Grounds of Rhinoceros Auklet and Akaiwa Lighthouse
Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island

The observatory which project outward the sea is very powerful, and the visitors can look over Akaiwa rock (赤岩) with 48 m in height that is an origin of name under eyes. Around Akaiwa rock, Common Murre, endangered species, makes the breeding grounds, but about 40 Common Murre come flying every year. 9 Common Murre leave the nest in 2013, and individuals increase little by little. I want them to do their very best. In addition, the visitors can watch the breeding grounds of seabirds such as Japanese Cormorant and Pelagic Cormorant.

Akaiwa Observatory
Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island
Akaiwa Rock
Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island
Seabird Breeding Grounds
Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island
Restroom near Parking Lot
Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island
Sightseeing Bus Comes, too
Akaiwa Observatory in Teuri Island

Atmosphere of Akaiwa Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Akaiwa Observatory

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (5 cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-1648-3-5401
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 929 275 443*73

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Teuri.

Ryokan Aoitori(旅館青い鳥)
Booking
Jalan
Ryokan Ororonso(旅館オロロン荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Sakaemaru(民宿栄丸)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Shima-no-Yado(島の宿大一)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Takeuchi(民宿竹内)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Nogami(旅館のがみ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Yamada Minshuku(山田民宿) Only Tel:+81-1648-3-5151
Minshuku Yoshida Ryokan(民宿吉田旅館) Only Tel:+81-1648-3-5251
Yorozuya Ryokan(萬谷旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Guest House Teure(ゲストハウス天宇礼)
Booking
Jalan

A page of Teuri Island is here

Teuri Island

Comment

Comment