Sightseeing Spots, Tasty Foods and Onsen of Rumoi Are Introduced
August 11th, 2014
Rumoi (留萌) that 25,000 people live is the 29th largest city in Hokkaido and is a port city located in the northwestern part of Hokkaido along the Sea of Okhotsk. A lot of herrings were caught around here in the old days. However, unfortunately a herring fishing industry is not flourishing now. Cape Ogon (黄金岬), Senobodai Observatory (千望台), Group of Stone Warehouses (石倉倉庫群) and Reiju Ranch (礼受牧場) are famous, seafood and ramen of Ekimae Katsuei (駅前勝栄) are famous as tasty foods, and there is Kamuiwa Onsen (神居岩溫泉). By the way, a sightseeing map of Rumoi is very easy to read. Because it is distributed at Rumoi Station, please look at the sightseeing map.
Naure and Tourist Spots
Cape Ogon and Senobodai Observatory are famous as sightseeing spots. In addition, there are Reiju Ranch and a group of stone warehouses. Coastal scenery and natural scenery are highlights of Rumoi.
Cape Ogon (黄金岬) is on the shore in Rumoi city. Because herrings that were lit up by the setting sun were brilliant in the old days, it was named the Cape Ogon. As its name suggests, the Cape Ogon still has been famous for seeing the beautiful setting sun. It was chosen as "100 Best Setting Sun in Japan (日本の夕陽百選)" once. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here
Atmosphere of Cape Ogon Can Be Watched on Youtube
Senbodai Observatory (千望台) is on a hill that visitors can look over whole Rumoi city at an altitude of 180 m. 3 communications towers block my views, but the visitors can get a clear view, such as Teuri Island (天売島), Yagishiri Island (焼尻島) and Mt. Rihirifuji (利尻富士) if it is fine. It is a famous place for seeing the setting sun and was chosen as "100 Best Setting Sun in Japan (日本の夕陽百選)" once. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here
Atmosphere of Senobodai Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube
Reuke Ranch (礼受牧場) is located on a hill along the Sea of Japan (礼受牧場) in the south side of Rumoi. Around here is called "Hill That Wind Can Be Seen (風のみえる丘)", and 10 aerogenerators catch my eyes. The ranch is stopping a business, but Reuke Ranch Stockbreeding Hall (礼受牧場畜産館) opens a business in a site and there are a restraunt and resting place at a building, and vitsitors can look over a city area of Rumoi or the sea of Japan (日本海). Especially, there looks beautiful in the canola flower season or sunflower season. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here
Atmosphere of Reuke Ranch Can Be Watched on Youtube
Group of Stone Warehouses
There is a group of stone warehouses on Rumoi port. Nippon Express (日本通運) uses those now. Therefore tourists can only look at the appearance of the stone warehouses.
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Lake Chibaberi and Rumoi Dam
Lake Chibaberi (チバベリ湖) is a man-made lake in Rumoi city located in the northwestern part of Asahikawa city. A shape of the lake is branched into two, it is the rare shape. Rumoi Dam (留萌ダム) with 41.2 m in height was built in 2009 and the Lake Chibaberi was borned. Appearance of the Rumoi Dam is unusually, too. The Rumoi Dam is a central core model rock-fill dam made of soil and rocks without an artifact of the concrete. Because it is a new dam, it may be to be the form of the dam considered environment and a scenery. Article is here
Atmosphere of Rumoi Dam and Lake Chibaberi Can Be Watched on Youtube
Speaking of Rumoi, seafood is famous. Sushi and sashimi are famous after all. However, unfortunately I have never eaten those in the Rumoi city. I would love to eat those. By the way, Ekimae Katsuei is famous for getting the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition, too. Curry Zion (カリーザイオン) is a popular soup curry restraunt, too.
Ekimae Kaiei (駅前海栄) is a popular ramen restraunt in Rumoi city located in the western part of Asahikawa city. There is a building near Rumoi station. This ramen restraunt is famous for getting the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. A surfboard is displayed at the entrance. An owner seems to like the sea. The name of the ramen restraunt is used the sea (海 * Kai) in Chinese charactor. Article is here
Kaiei Special Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Curry Zion (カリーザイオン) is an popular soup curry restraunt in Hanazono-cho, Rumoi city in the northwestern part of Asahikawa city. It was named after a famous work of Bob Marley, famous reggae singer, and Red color and green color are used as key colors of the restraunt in Rastafarian color, red, yellow and green. Inside of the restraunt has an atomosphere of a variety store. Handemade goods and accessories are sold. The restraunt is not so large, but there are counter seats, tables and raised tatami-floored seating area, so family customers seem to enjoy. Article is here
Soup Curry with Fried Chinese Chives and Pork and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
Kamuiwa Onsen is only hot spring facility in Rumoi city. It has been famous for having an effect against body since Ainu period.
Kamuiwa Onsen Hotel Kamuiwa
Hotel Kamuiwa (ホテル神居岩) is a hot-spring hotel in Rumoi city along the Sea of Japan located in the northwestern part of Asahikawa city and was founded in 1957. Originally, it was onsen that Ainu people took a bath, a lot of visitors come to take a bath for medical purposes now. There are a park golf course and Kamuiwa Multi-Purpose Park (神居岩総合公園) near a building. Article is here
Atmosphere of Kamuiwa Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Rumoi.
|Hotel North. i(ホテル ノースアイ)|
|Hotel New White House(ホテル ニューホワイトハウス)|
|Business Hotel R-inn(ビジネスホテル R-inn)|
|Kofukan Sekitei(光風館 石亭)|