At Famous Place for Setting Sun, Rumoi Can Be Looked over -Senbodai Observatory in Rumoi-
April 9th, 2016
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.
There is Rurumoppe-Ikoi-no-Mori Forest (るるもっぺ憩いの森) around here, so Rumoi people sometimes go on a hikego hiking and relax. There are a cafe to get some rest and a statue of Okutaro Igarashi (五十嵐億太郎) who is called a father of the Rumoi port at the site.
Atmosphere of Senbodai Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking lot is provided (25 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||416 303 298*31|
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)|
A page of Rumoi is here