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3 Major Tourist Attractions That Clobe Looks Round in Hokkaido

April 16th, 2016

3 Major Tourist Attractions That Globe Looks Round in Hokkaido

3 major tourist attractions that the globe looks round are in vast Hokkaido. Those are Soyamisaki Park in Wakkanai (稚内の宗谷岬公園), Cape Chikyu in Muroran (室蘭の地球岬) and Kaiyodai Hill in Nakashibetsu (中標津の開陽台展望台). The globe is hard to look round by phots and movies, but the horizon and the sea horizon look round if you see the views at locally. Please visit those on a sunny day. I think you will be really impressed.

Cape Chikyu
Muroran Cape Chikyu

In addition, each places are far away, and it might be a good idea to go on a "3 Major Tourist Attractions That Earth Looks Round" tour. You should compare which tourist attractions look most round. The Soya-misaki Park is about 500 km away from the Cape Chikyu, and the Kaiyodai Hill is about 400 km away from the Soya-misaki Park, and the Cape Chikyu is about 450 km away from the Kaiyodai Hill. Because there are a lot of tourist attractions along roads between each places, you can go around about for 1 week while enjoying onsen or tasty foods.

Soya-misaki Park

Cape Soya (宗谷岬) is a cape, the Japan mainland's northernmost point, located in the northeastern part of Wakkanai city, the Japan's northernmost city, and a lot of visitors come. In addition, the cape is one of 3 major tourist attractions that the globe looks round in Hokkaido together with Cape Chikyu (地球岬) and Kaiyoudai (開陽台). The Cape Soya is roughly divided into 2 places, one is the Cape Soya that the Japan mainland's northernmost point is overcome by deep emotion on the flat, and another is Soyamisaki Park (宗谷岬公園) that Sakhalin Island (サハリン島), the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan can be looked over on the hillside. Soya Channel (宗谷海峡) separates the Cape Soya from the Sakhalin Island, and the distance is around 40 km. The Cape Soya is connected Cape Nishi-notoromisaki (西能登呂岬) in the Sakhalin Island with a line, and the left side is the Sea of Japan, and the right side is the Sea of Okhotsk. The cape is one of 3 places that 2 seas can be viewed at the same time in Hokkaido together with Cape Esan (恵山岬) and cape Nosappu (納沙布岬), too. Article is here

View from Soya-misaki Park
Cape Soya

Atmosphere of Cape Soya Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Cape Soya

Cape Chikyu

Cape Chikyu (地球岬) is a scenic spot in the southernmost tip of Etomo Peninsula (絵鞆半島) in Muroran city, and is one of 3 major tourist attractions that the globe looks round in Hokkaido together with Cape Soya (宗谷岬) and Kaiyoudai (開陽台), and is one of 3 major secret capes in Hokkaido together with Cape Ofuyu (雄冬岬) and Cape Ochiishi (落石岬), too. It got the first place in "100 Nature Selections in Hokkaido (北海道の自然100選 * Asahi Shimbun, 1985)" and "You Chose Hokkaido Beauty Spots (あなたが選ぶ北海道景勝地 * Hokkaido Postal Service, 1986)". The first place attest the popular spot. More than 100,000 tourists come at present. Admmission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

View from Obseravatory Deck
Cape Chikyu

Cape Chikyu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Cape Chikyu

Kaiyodai Hill

Kaiyodai Hill (開陽台) is a hill in Nakashibetsu town is located in the northwestern part of Nemuro city. A round observation deck is built on the hilltop at about 270 m above sea level, and is famous for looking over 330 degrees view along the horizon. I wondered why it was not 360 degree. On investigation, the horizon looks round in 330 degree. The other 30 degree may be the back side. Kaiyodai Ranch (開陽台牧場) with area of about 780 ha is built on the hill, too, and 1000 milk cows are put out to pasture. A walk with the total length of 2.6 km and Kaiyodai Ranch Fureai Park (開陽台牧場ふれあい広場) are built along the ranch, and a walking is available. Bell of Happiness (幸せの鐘) and Figures of Dairy Cow (乳牛の像) are built, too. By the way, the straight road "North 19 Line" in front of the Kaiyodai Hill is called Milk Road (ミルクロード) because most tank trucks for milk run on the road, and it is popular with motor tour riders. Article is here

View from Kaiyodai Hill
Kaiyodai Observatory

Atmosphere of Kaiyodai Hill Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kaiyodai Hill

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around 3 places. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

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Minshuku Chiheisen(民宿地平線)
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Toyo Grand Hotel(トーヨーグランドホテル)
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Hotel Kaiyo Inn(ホテル 開陽イン)
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Kita Hotel Chiroro-no-Yu(北ホテル チロロの湯)
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Hotel Maru-A Onsen Honkan(ホテルマルエー温泉本館)
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Hotel Maru-A Onsen Tawarabashi(ホテルマルエー温泉俵橋)
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Business Hotel Sato(ビジネスホテル さとう)
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Hotel Biz Inn(Hotel Biz Inn)
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Endo Ryokan(遠藤旅館)
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Business Ryokan Shirakawa(ビジネス旅館 白川)
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Pension Formen(ペンション フォルメン)
Yado-dokoro Tsurukame(宿処 鶴亀)
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Business Hotel ARM Momi-no-Ki(ビジネスホテル ARMもみの木)
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Yuyado Daiichi(湯宿だいいち)
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Hotel Yoroushi(ホテル養老牛)
Muroran Youth Hostel(室蘭ユースホステル)
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Hotel Muroran Hills(ホテル室蘭ヒルズ)
Muroran Prince Hotel(室蘭プリンスホテル)
Escale Muroran(エスカル室蘭)
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Minshuku Shimizu(民宿 清水) Only Tel:+81-162-76-2152
Saihoku-no-Yado(最北の宿)
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Tomu-soya(斗夢ソーヤ)
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Pension Kaikyo(ペンション海峡)
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Minshuku Soyamisaki(民宿宗谷岬)
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