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Beautiful Viewing Spot That Is Representative Flower Island -Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island-

October 18th, 2015

Momoiwa Observatory (桃岩展望台) is located in the southwestern part of Rebun Island (礼文島). Tourists must go up a hill from Kafuka Port (香深港) to Momoiwa Observatory and will considerably have a hard time on foots or by bicycles. I was dead tired. But coming back was a breeze. There is Momoiwa Observatory on the hill at 228 m above sea level, and the tourists can enjoy 360-degree view. Momoiwa Rock (桃岩 * Momo means a peach in Japanese and iwa means a rock in Japanese) like the shape of a peach is in front of their eyes, Nekoiwa Rock (猫岩 * Neko means a cat in Japanese language) like the shape of a cat back in the sea and Rishiri Island (利尻島) can be seen. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Path to Momoiwa Observatory
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island
Japanese Lady-Bells
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island
Kafuka Port Can Be Seen
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island
Communications Towers Are Built
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island
Var. Compactu
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island
Typical Scenery of Rebun Island
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island
Rishiri Island Can Be Seen, too
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island
Good Scenery
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island

Momoiwa walking path (桃岩遊歩道 * about 2.5 km in length) from the Momoiwa Observatory to Motochi Lighthouse (元地トダイ) is called the another name "Rebun Flower Road (礼文フラワーロード)". Plants are different in different environmental such as a grassy plain and a rocky place, tourists can see 300 kinds of flowers along the walking path. The flowers are in full bloom from July to August. By the way, there are no facilities except a parking lot and a restroom.

Momoiwa Observatory
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island
Whole Momoiwa Observatory
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island
Momoiwa Rock
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island
Nekoiwa Rock and Nekodai-Momodai Observatory Can Be Seen
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island
Restroom near Parking Lot
Momoiwa Observatory in Rishiri Island

Atmosphere of Momoiwa Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Momoiwa Observatory

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (13 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-163-86-1001
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 854 169 255*41

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Momoiwa Observatory.

Momoiwaso Youth Hostel(桃岩荘ユースホステル)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Rebun Island is here

Rebun Island

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