Good View -Wakkanai Park-
August 23rd, 2014
Neighborhood of Wakkanai Park
Wakkanai Park (稚内公園) is located on a hill that tourists can look over Wakkanai port and Wakkanai city area and is roughly divided into 2 areas, Hyosetsu-no-Mon (氷雪の門) Area and 100th Year Memorial Tower Area (開基100年記念塔). There is a turning point in the middle of the hill, and if tourists go to the Hyosetsu-no-Mon district, it is hard to visit 100th Year Memorial Tower. At first you should see the 100th Year Memorial Tower if you visit 2 areas. By the way, the hill can be gone up by cars or bikes, or on foot.
The tourists reach to the Hyosetsu-no-Mon area when the tourists turn right at the turning point. There are Hyosetsu-no-Mon Monument, Monument of the Nine Maidens (九人の乙女の碑), Antarctica Expedition Sakhalin Husky Monument and Memorial Monument for Dogs (南極観測樺太記念碑) in this area, and Antarctic Observation Sakhalin dogs are Taro (タロ) and Jiro (ジロ) that became famous for the movie "Eight Below (南極物語)". The tourists can look over Wakkanai city area. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are a souvenir shop and a restroom.
When I read Tweets, Hyosetsu-no-Mon Monument seems to be popular.
#009 20130501 @ Wakkanai Park— Kang Sunwoo (@open_cluster) 2013年5月10日
Here, Wakkanai-city, is also famous for the basecamp of the antarctic probe http://t.co/ksmyhkzukx
Atmosphere of Hyosetsu-no-Mon Monument Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (50 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open year all round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||964 005 348*68|
100th Year Memorial Tower District
Tourists reach to 100th Year Memorial Tower when the tourists turn a left at the turning point. There are the 100th Year Memorial Tower and Northern Botanical Garden (北方植物園). It is located higher than Hyosetsu-no-Mon area, and an observatory is built on the ground, and a view is good. The 100th Year Memorial Tower with 80 m in height has an observation deck, and the tourists can see Wakkanai city area at a high place. Admission is charged. A parking lot is free of charge.
When I read Tweets, 100th Year Memorial Tower seems to be popular.
開基百年記念塔@北海道稚内市:稚内市開基100年と市制施行30年を記念して昭和53（1978）年に造られた。地上約70mの位置には展望台があり市内を一望。1・2階は樺太関係資料などを展示する「北方記念館」となっている。[楽天観光案内] http://t.co/h0Zy4vwv4J— 北海道旅行bot (@hokaidoryokobot) 2014年7月13日
Atmosphere of 100th Year Memorial Tower Can Be Watched on Youtube
Movie of 100th Year Memorial Tower
|Admission fee||High school students or older: JPY 400, Elementary and junior high school students: JPY 200|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (100 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||11/01-04/28|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||353 875 691*70|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Wakkanai Park.
|Wakkanai Sun Hotel(稚内サンホテル)|
|ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Wakkanai(ANAクラウンプラザホテル稚内)|
|Wakkanai Onsen Hotel Kito(稚内温泉 ホテル喜登)|
|Dormy Inn Wakkanai(天北の湯 ドーミーイン稚内)|
|Wakkanai Grand Hotel(稚内グランドホテル)|
|Wakkanai Kaiin Kaikan(稚内海員会館)|
|Hotel Okabe Shisaitei(ホテルおかべ汐彩亭)|
|Hotel Okudaya(ホテル 奥田屋)|
|Ryokan Ikoi(旅館 以木以)|
|Ryokan Iwaki(旅館 いわ木)|
|Kokumin-shukusha Hyosetsuso(国民宿舎 氷雪荘)|
|Hotel Takikawa(ホテル 滝川)|
|Tabi-no-Yado Ubukata(旅の宿 うぶかた)|
A page of Wakkanai is here