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Biggest Harbor Seal's Colony in Japan and Beautidul Pacific Ocean View -Cape Erimo in Erimo-

September 6th, 2014

Cape Erimo (えりも岬) is in Erimo town located in the southeastern part of Tomakomai city and is pushed out to the south from the center of Hokkaido. It is known for looking over the Pacific Ocean from steep rocks at 50 m - 70 m in height.

View of Tomakomai Direction
Cape Erimo
Woman Looks at Pacific Ocean
Cape Erimo
I Look over Pacific Ocean
Cape Erimo

Cape Erimo is famous for strong wind, too, and has about 290 days with wind speeds of over 10 meters per second. There are few days with maximum wind speed exceeded 40 meters per second. There are a restaurant, a souvenir shop, a restroom, Cape Erimo Lighthouse (えりも灯台), a pavilion called Wind Hall (風の館) at the site, too. As for the Wind Hall, an entrance fee is charged. The parking lot is free of charge.

Wind Hall
Cape Erimo

Much foggy seem to occur about 108 days a year. Because it is enveloped in dense fog with 1/3 of the year, the Cape Erimo Lighthouse was built. There is a colony of harbor seals at a reef zone near the tip of the Cape Erimo. The Cape Erimo is the biggest habitat for harbor seals in Japan, and a little less than 400 harbor seals seem to live.

Reef Zone near Tip of Cape Erimo. Colony of Seals
Cape Erimo

Atmosphere of Cape Erimo Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Cape Erimo

Admission fee Wind Hall Adult: JPY 300. Child: JPY 200. Infant: Free. * Cape Erimo is free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (200 Cars)
Business hours Wind Hall 09:00-18:00 * It changes depending on seasons
Regular closing day Wind Hall Winter season
Telephone number +81-1466-3-1133
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 765 015 610*24

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Erimo.

Erimo-no-Yado Tanaka Ryokan(えりもの宿 田中旅館)
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Erimo Kankokan(えりも観光館)
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Sansuikaku(さんすいかく)
Kameya Ryokan(亀屋旅館)
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Jalan
Maruha Ryokan(マルハ旅館)
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Jalan
Misakiso(みさき荘)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Cliff House Yanagida Ryokan(クリフハウス・柳田旅館)
Arai Ryokan(新井旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Erimokan(旅館 えりも館)
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Rakuten
Ryokan Dondon(旅館どんどん)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Boyoso(旅館望洋荘)
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Jalan
Maburitto(短角王国 守人(まぶりっと))
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Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com
Booking.com

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