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Beautiful Blue Sea and Cliffs -Cape Kamui in Shakotan-

April 4th, 2016

Cape Kamui (神威岬) is a cape with steep cliff in Shakotan Peninsula (積丹半島). A goddess named Charenka (チャレンカ) that was a jealous goddess lived at Cape Kamui in the Ainu period, it was said that the sea was stormy and fishermen died if she was jealous, it was a place that women were forbidden. There is Kamui-misaki Lighthouse (神威岬灯台) on the tip and tourists can look over Rosokuiwa rock (ロウソク岩 * Japanese candle-shaped rock) and the Sea of Japan (日本海) from there. A natural trail called Charenka Path (チャレンカの道) with about 800 m in length is built at 80 m above see level from an entrance to the tip, but this is a considerably thrilling trail. It is a terrible trail for people with acrophobia. It takes about 30 minutes from a parking lot to the tip on foot. A bus guide that happened to be there said June in the best season. Wild flowers begin to bloom in June. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Sloping Road to Nyoninkinsei-no-Mon (Gate That Women Used to Be Forbidden to Visit Cape Kamui)
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Nyoninkinsei-no-Mon (女人禁制の門 * Gate That Women Used to Be Forbidden to Visit Cape Kamui)
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Trip to Tip in Cape Kamui
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Sea of Japan
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Blue Sea
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Path of Charenka
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Tiger Lily
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Path at 80 m above see level. People with Acrophobia, Be Careful
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Tateiwa Rock and Nenbutsu Tunnel
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Iron Bridge Is Built, Too
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Yezo Lily
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Tateiwa Rock and Nenbutsu Tunnel
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Cape Kamui Is Like Backbone of Dragon
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Rugosa Rose
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Blue Sea
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Pretty White Flowers
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
I Turn around
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Path Still Continues
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Yezo Lily Begins to Bloom on Slope
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Danger !
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Stratum
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Stratum Is Hard Sand
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Good Scenery !
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Kamumi-misaki Lighthouse
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Tip
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Rosokuiwa Rock
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
About Cape Kamui
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Blue Sea
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
I Look at Kamui-misaki Lighthouse from Tip
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui

Because tourists can look over the whole Cape Kamui on a hill even if people do not go to the tip, people with acrophobia may be enough to enjoy a beautiful scenery on the hill. There are a restroom and a rest house named Kamui-Banya (カムイ番屋) that the tourists can enjoy a meal and can purchase a souvenir near the parking lot.

Cape Kamui and Rosokuiwa Rock
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Wooden Paths around Parking Lot
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Ruin of Former Radio Tower
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui
Around Parking Lot
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui

Atmosphere of Cape Kamui Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Cape Kamui

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (300 Cars)
Business hours 08:00-sunset * There is a gate.
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-135-44-3715
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 932 583 036*65

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Cape Kamui.

Refore Shakotan Youth Hostel(リフォレ積丹 ユースホステル)
Booking
Nagomi-no-Yado Iida(なごみの宿いい田)
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Shakotan Peninsula is here

Shakotan Peninsula

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