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.
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.
Ofuyumisaki Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|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|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||927 551 415*44|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Ofuyumisaki Observatory.
A page of Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park is here
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park