Superb Coast Chosen as 100 Best Beaches in Japan and Blue Sea -Shimamui Coast in Shakotan-
April 4th, 2016
Shimamui Coast (島武意海岸) is a superb coast chosen as "100 Best Beaches in Japan (日本の渚・百選)" in Cape Shakotan (積丹岬). Tourists can look over the Shimamui Coast from cliffs at about 100 m above sea level, and it is splendid. The tourists will take their breath away toward a scenery under their eyes after passing through a tunnel and approaching to an exit. There are 2 observatory places in a neighborhood of exit and the tourists can look over. Furthermore, it takes about 10 minutes from an observatory deck to the shore on foot. It is hard to go down stairways because the stairways are rough, but visitors can see the beautiful sea up close. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
Cape Shakotan Nature Trail (積丹岬自然遊歩道) is built near a parking lot, and the tourists can take a walk to Joro-Koiwa rock (女郎子岩 * It has a legend, Mr. Yoshitsune Minamoto (源義経) went over to Mongolia from here, and his wife and child who were left here, they chahged the rocks because of too much sadness) along Cape Shakotan. It will takes about more than 20 minutes from the parking lot to there on foot. There are a restroom and a restraunt named Rinko (鱗晃) that the vistors enjoy a meal and can purchase a souvenir beside the parking lot.
Atmosphere of Shimamui Coast Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking lot is provided (50 cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||932 747 230*54|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Shimamui Coast.
|Oyado Rinkoso(お宿 鱗晃荘)|
A page of Shakotan Peninsula is here