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Coral Grass Colony Called Red Carpet in Lake Saroma

September 18th, 2014

Coral Grass (サンゴ草) is a rare plant growing wild only in a part of Hokkaido, Okayama prefecture and Kagawa prefecture in Japan. The height is about 30 cm. Tourists can see the coral grass around Lake Notori (能取湖), Lake Saroma (サロマ湖) and Lake Komuke (コムケ湖) in Hokkaido. Because it is very rare plant, tourists can not harvest it in Japan, but people seem to eat it as vegetables in Europe. It is usually green, but it turn red in a fall. Those colony looked like a red carpet, it became popular. Coral Grass is best viewed from mid september to early October. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There is a restroom near the parking lot.

Mysterious Scene
Coral Grass Colony in Lake Saroma
Red and Green Mixed Carpet
Coral Grass Colony in Lake Saroma
Coral Grass Does not Grow without Salt
Coral Grass Colony in Lake Saroma
Stem with Sight
Coral Grass Colony in Lake Saroma

When I read Tweets, Coral Grass Colony seems to be popular.

Atmosphere of Coral Grass Colony Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Coral Grass Colony in Lake Saroma

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Spring season and winter season
Telephone number +81-1587-2-1200
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 525 663 164*51


Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Lake Saroma.

Lake Saroma Tsuruga Resort(サロマ湖鶴雅リゾート)  
Saromakohan Youth Hostel(サロマ湖畔ユースホステル)  
Saromako Yurinkan(サロマ湖悠林館)  
Tabibito-yado Saromanian(旅人宿 さろまにあん)    
Minshuku Watanabe(民宿わたなべ)      
Minshuku Misuzu(民宿三鈴) Only Tel:+81-1587-6-2152
Ryokan Piraoroso(旅館 ピラオロ荘)      
Lake Palace(レイクパレス)      
Minshuku Hama-no-Ie(民宿浜の家) Only Tel:+81-1586-5-3470
Sanrihama Camping Ground(三里浜キャンプ場)      
Kimuaneppusaki Camping Ground(キムアネップ岬キャンプ場)      

A page of Kitami is here