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View of Sea Is Good and View of Mountain Is So Good -Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike-

August 26th, 2016

Ofuyumisaki Observatory (雄冬岬展望台) was built in 1999 at Ofuyumisaki Ganseki Park (雄冬岬岩石公園) located in the southern part of Mashike town, and Cape Ofuyu is one of the three major secret capes with Cape Ochiishi (落石岬) and Cape Chikyu (地球岬) in Hokkaido. Cape Ofuyu was said "Inaccessible Land (陸の孤島)" before road is built, and it is known as a place surrounded by cliffs, so I am sure this observatory has good views on the such high place. I reached a parking lot after going around some hairpin curves. For some reason that is not clear, there are some tombstones beside the parking lot, and visitors can visit graves without walking. This is interesting. The parking lot has a restroom. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.

Parkin Lot. Some Tombstones Are Built
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
Restroom
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike

An iron bridge to the observatory is built on scraggy rocks. It takes about 5 minutes to reach the observatory. The iron bridge has nice views on the way. A spiral staircase is provided at the observatory and it takes 1 minute to the top, and the visitors can enjoy a panoramic view on the top. The sunset seem to look beautiful. By the way, a walking path is built on the Ofuyumisaki Ganseki Park, but unfortunately that was off-limits when I visited here.

Iron Bridge to Observatory
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
Iron Bridge
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
I Look over Sea on My Way
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
Mountains Are Beautiful
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
Scraggy Rocks Are Bolted
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
Landing
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
Sea of Japan from Landing
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
Mountain like Sounkyo from Landing
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
I Look over on Landing
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
Observatory
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
Look of Observatory
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
View from Observatory
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
View from Observatory
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
Keep Off
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
But Iron Bridge Leads to Anywhere
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike
Unknown Red Flowers
Ofuyumisaki Observatory in Mashike

Ofuyumisaki Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Ofuyumisaki Observatory

Admission Free of charge
Parking lot Parking is provided (about 30 Cars)
Business hours 09:00-18:00 * It changes depending on seasons
Regular closing day From late October to mid April
Telephone number +81-164-53-1111
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 927 551 415*44

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Ofuyumisaki Observatory.

Minshuku Kiyama(民宿きやま)  
Kawakami Minshuku(川上民宿)  
Shindo Minshuku(進藤民宿)  

A page of Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park is here

Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

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