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Sheer Rocks and Ishikari River Are Beautiful -Obako in Kamikawa Sounkyo-

October 1st, 2014

Obako (大函) is a scenic spot in Sounkyo (層雲峡), Kamikawa. 30,000 years ago, columnar jointing was born by an explosive eruption of Ohachidaira (御鉢平). Ishikari River (石狩川) eroded rocks, and the Oobako change to the current shape. The dark brown sheer columnar jointing looks like a picture. There is a famous scenic spot called Kobako (小函), too. But it is currently prohibited to enter Kobako in danger of collapse. Except a parking lot, there is not a facility at all. A restroom seems to be broken.

Sunkyo, Obako
Right Side Is Precipice Rocks, too
Sunkyo, Obako
Precipice Rocks
Sunkyo, Obako
Parking Lot
Sunkyo, Obako
Bridge to Kkobako. Keep out
Sunkyo, Obako

Atmosphere of Obako Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Obako

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (50 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-1658-2-1811
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 743 692 580*10


Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Obako.

Sounkaku Grand Hotel(層雲閣グランドホテル)  
Hotel Taisetsu(ホテル大雪)  
Sounkyo Kanko Hotel(層雲峡観光ホテル)  
Choyo Resort(朝陽リゾートホテル)  
Hotel Northern Lodge(ホテルノーザンロッジ)    
Yumoto Ginsenkaku(湯元銀泉閣)    
Minshuku Todate(民宿とだて)      
Sounkyo Youth Hostel(層雲峡ユースホステル)    
Hotel Kumoi(ホテル雲井)      
Mount View Hotel(マウントビューホテル)  
Resort Pension Yama-no-Ue(リゾートペンション 山の上)  
Pension Ginga(ペンション銀河)  

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park