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Visitors Can Enter Japanese Yew Dome -Onko-no-So in Yagishiri Island-

July 3rd, 2016

Onko-no-Sho (オンコの荘) is a part of Onko-no-Mori (オンコの森) and is located along a walk path between Uguisudani Vallay (ウグイス谷) and Shirahama Camping Ground (白浜キャンプ場) in the southern part of Yagishiri Island (焼尻島). Onko means Japanese yew in Hokkaido dialect and a large tree grows about 20 m in length. But at this place, Japanese yew can not grow for strong wind and snow and shapes of winding branches are complicated. Some Japanese yew with 2 m in length form a dome, and visitors can enter the inside. But please watch out for protecting from branches because the length of the trees is very low. By the way, a scenery of a combination of the sea and a sheep ranch is superb from here. Admission free.

Marguerite Path
Onko-no-Sho in Yagishiri Island
Table and Benches Are Provided
Onko-no-Sho in Yagishiri Island
Many Marguerite Grow
Onko-no-Sho in Yagishiri Island
Good Scenery
Onko-no-Sho in Yagishiri Island
Onko-no-Sho
Onko-no-Sho in Yagishiri Island
Entrance of Onko-no-Sho
Onko-no-Sho in Yagishiri Island
Inside of Onko-no-Sho
Onko-no-Sho in Yagishiri Island
Shape of Branches Are Complicated
Onko-no-Sho in Yagishiri Island
Entrance of Onko-no-Sho from Inside
Onko-no-Sho in Yagishiri Island

Atmosphere of Onko Forest Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Onko Forest

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is not provided
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-1648-2-3993
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 929 350 524*16

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Yagishiri.

Nunome Ryokan(布目旅館)    
Ryokan Isonoya(旅館 磯乃屋)    
Oda Minshuku(小田民宿) Only Tel:+81-1648-2-3637
Guest House Yasundeke(ゲストハウス やすんでけ)      

A page of Yagishiri Island is here

Yagishiri Island

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