Fantastic Atmosphere Can Be Enojoyed With Jewelry Ice, Morning Sun and Frost Smoke in Toyokoro
February 23rd, 2016
Ices of Tokachi River (十勝川) were washed ashore in a winter, and I heard that it looked beautiful, I visited here. A place is the shore of Otsu (大津海岸) near the Otsu fishing port (大津漁港). There is not a mark in particular, too, but visitors will see the place because many cars stop when the visitors cross a small bridge. By the way, car number plates of Kyoto (京都), Nerima (練馬), and Kagoshima (鹿児島) came. Because there is not public transportation, it is necessary to come by a rental car or an own car. This splendid scenery can be seen in a cold winter, almost from mid January to early March. In addition, as for a restroom, the restroom seems to be opend for 24 hours at Otsu fishing port.
When I read Tweets, Jewelry Ice seems to be popular.
I visited here around 05:30 on weekdays. Temperature of this day was 13 degrees below zero. It was very cold, but it was very beautiful surely. Jewelry ices (ジュエリーアイス) with various shapes and size were scattered here and there. Many visitors had photographic equipments, and they seemed to come to take a fantastic picture. This scenery is worth looking. I understand that they want to come to see a view such a long way.
When the morning sun begined to rise around 06:10, an atomosphere changed completely. Jewelry Ices became having orange, and the morning sun looked beautifull. Frost smoke occured on that day, and it had a very fantastic atmosphere. An early morning is recommended if you visit. But please make sure you will protect yourself against cold weather.
Atmosphere of Jewelry Ice Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (10 cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||511 078 144*18|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Toyokoro.
|HOTEL TAIKI(HOTEL TAIKI)|
|Tokachi Royal Hotel(十勝ロイヤルホテル)|
|Bansei Onsen Cottage(晩成温泉コテージ)|