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Curving Road and Nice Panoramic View Are Comfortable -Todojima Observatory in Rishiri Island-

October 21st, 2015

Todojima Observatory (トド島展望台) is a viewing point at about 110 m above sea level in the northwestern part of Rebun Island (礼文島). Todo island (トド島), Cape Sukoton (スコトン岬), Cape Kneda (金田岬) and Mt. Gorota (ゴロタ山) can be seen. A panoramic view spreads out. A monument called a trade place of Mr. Gohee Zeniya (銭屋五兵衛) is built in this site, too. Mr. Gohee Zeniya was a wealthy merchant from Kaga Domain and smugglingcontraband traded with Russian here in the Edo period. Surprisingly he seemed to go to Tasmania Island to smugglingcontraband trade. Though the shogunate closed a country to foreigners, he ran a risk. But he died in prison at the end. There is not facility except a parking lot. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Todojima Observatory
Todojima Observatory in Rishiri Island
Nepeta Subsessilis
Todojima Observatory in Rishiri Island
Mt. Gorota Can Be Seen
Todojima Observatory in Rishiri Island
Beach Pea
Todojima Observatory in Rishiri Island
Monument of Mr. Gohei Zeniya
Todojima Observatory in Rishiri Island

Atmosphere of Todojima Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Todojima Observatory

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (5 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-163-86-1001
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 854 703 336*15


Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Todojima Observatory.

Minshuku Sukotonmisaki(民宿 スコトン岬)    
Petit Hotel Corinthian(礼文島プチホテル コリンシアン)  
Hotel Rebunso(ホテル礼文荘)  
Minshuku Kaido(民宿海憧)      
Minshuku Kame and Hamanasu(民宿 カメとはまなす)      
Minshuku Fukikaze(民宿吹風) Only Tel:+81-163-87-3032

A page of Rebun Island is here

Rebun Island