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[Cape Aonae in Okushiri Island] Jikusho, Okushirito Tsunamikan, Tokuyo Monument and Abalone Are Famous at Symbolic Tourist Attraction

October 4th, 2016

Cape Aonae

Cape Aonae (青苗岬) is a cape in the southmost point of Okushiri Island, and is near Okushiri Airport. The root of the cape has the 2nd largest residential area in the Okushiri, and it is famous for suffering heavy damage from Tsunami. The tip of the cape is developed as Tokuyo Memorial Park (徳洋記念緑地公園) at present. Jikusho (時空翔), Okushirito Tsunamikan (奥尻島津波館), Tokuyo Monument (徳洋記念碑) and Aonaemisaki lighthouse (青苗岬灯台) are built at the cape. In addition, various playground equipments for children and a tourist facility for abalone catching experience are also built. The Self-Defense Forces camped when I visited here.

Tokuyo Memorial Park
Cape Aonae in Okushiri Island
Look of Tokuyo Memorial Park
Cape Aonae in Okushiri Island
Comfortable Sea!
Cape Aonae in Okushiri Island
Aonaemisaki Lighthouse
Cape Aonae in Okushiri Island
Height of Tsunami
Cape Aonae in Okushiri Island

Okushiri Island

Okushiri Island (奥尻島) that about 2,800 people live is a remote island with about 18 km in circumference in the southern part of Hokkaido. It is locatd about at the westernmost part of the Hokkaido, and the island from north to south has a similar shape to Rebun Island (礼文島). About 32,000 tourists come here. Speaking of the Okushiri Island, clear blue sea called Okushiri Blue is famous, and sea urchin, abalone and wine are noted product. The main of Okushiri tourism is going a round the island. The Okushiri Island is roughly divided into 4 areas, Okushiri Area with Okushiri Ferry Port, Aonae Area with Okushiri Airport, Northeast Area and Northwest Area. Article is here

Okushiri Island
Okushiri Island

List of Tourist Attractions

There are the Jikusho, the Okushirito Tsunamikan and the Tokuyo Monument.

Jikusho

Tsunami caused by a strong earthquake off the southwest coast of Hokkaido left 230 dead or missing in 1993. For the requiem, a monument of a black granite stone and a floor like a mirror were built on a small hill. The monument of a hollow point to the southwestern direction, the epicenter. Looking at the sunset through the hollow point is popular. The natural disaster is sad memory, but I feel even an impression to the mysterious monument. It is Awesome! Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Jikusho
Cape Aonae Jikusho in Okushiri Island
Monument
Cape Aonae Jikusho in Okushiri Island
Monument from Back
Cape Aonae Jikusho in Okushiri Island
View from Jikusho
Cape Aonae Jikusho in Okushiri Island

Atmosphere of Jikusho Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Jikusho

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-1397-2-3404
Home page Home page is here

Okushirito Tsunamikan

Okushirito Tsunamikan was built to succeed memories and lessons of disaster in 2001. Not only information of the tsunami but also old civilization are displayed. Admission fee is JPY 500 for adult. A parking lot is free of charge. It opens a business from April 15 to November 15.

Okushirito Tsunamikan
Cape Aonae Okushirito Tsunamikan in Okushiri Island

Movie of Okushirito Tsunamikan

Admission fee Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 170.
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Business hours 09:00-17:00
Regular closing day From November 16 to April 14
Telephone number +81-1397-3-1811
Home page Home page is here

Tokuyo Monument

British Orient Fleet Flagship "Iron Duke" struck a sandbar off the coast of the Cape Aonae in 1880, and concrete Tokuyo Monument of about 17 m height was built in commemoration of saving sailors in 1931. The monument stood all the time without being defeated by the tsunami, and is a symbol of never having lost against adverse circumstances. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Tokuyo Monument
Cape Aonae Tokuyokinehi Monument in Okushiri Island
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-1397-2-3404
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 781 189 014*67

List of Activities

Tourists can experience abalone catching. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Abalone Catching Experience

Movie of Abalone Catching Experience

Okushiri Tourism Association(奥尻島観光協会)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Okushiri Island. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

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Northeast Area

Oyado Kikuchi(御宿きくち)
Booking
Tabi-no-Yado Osuda(旅の宿 大須田)
Booking
Minshuku Kimurasanchi(民宿木村さん家)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Inaho(民宿 いなほ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Okushiri Area

Minshuku Oguro(民宿おぐろ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Travel House Omoide(トラベルハウス思い出)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hama Ryokan(浜旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Minshuku Kawajiri(民宿川尻)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Kobayashi(民宿小林)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Furusatokan(民宿ふる里館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Ishioka(民宿いしおか)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Seiunmaru(民宿清運丸)
Booking
Rakuten

Northwest Area

Okushiri Guesthouse Imacoco(奥尻ゲストハウス Imacoco)
Minshuku Kasai(民宿かさい)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Aonae Area

Okamoto Ryokan(岡本旅館)
Booking
Minshuku Nattsu(民宿 ナッツ)
Booking
Jalan
Kikuchi Ryokan(菊地旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Ryokan Aobaso(旅館 青葉荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Doi(民宿土井)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Asahi Minshuku(朝日民宿)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku without Meal Shima-Jikan(素泊民宿 島じかん)
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Ryokan Takedaso(民宿旅館 竹田荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Koyama(ペンションこやま)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Okushiri is here

Okushiri Island

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