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.
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.
Atmosphere of Cape Kamui Can Be Watched on Youtube
|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|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||932 583 036*65|
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)|
A page of Shakotan Peninsula is here