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[Cape Erimo in Erimo] Biggest Harbor Seal's Colony in Japan and Beautidul Pacific Ocean View

Cape Erimo

Cape Erimo (えりも岬) is a cape in Erimo town located in the southeastern direction of Tomakomai city, and is near Hyakuninhama Coast (百人浜). The Erimo means "A jutting head" or "A mouse" in Ainu language. A rocky shore jutting out from the center of Hokkaido to the south direction into the sea is named as so. The Cape Erimo is famous for strong wind, too, and has about 290 days with wind speeds of over 10 meters per second. There are a few days with maximum wind speed exceeded 40 meters per second. Erimomisaki Sightseeing Center (えりも岬観光センタ-), a parking lot, a public restroom, Cape Erimo Lighthouse (えりも灯台), a pavilion called Wind Hall (風の館) are built at the site, and visitors can enter the Wind Hall for a charge. The parking lot is free of charge.

View of Tomakomai Direction
Cape Erimo

Movie of Cape Erimo

Wind Hall
Cape Erimo

Famous songs of "Cape Erimo (襟裳岬)" sung by Mr. Shinichi Mori (森進一) and Ms. Chiyoko Shimakura (島倉千代子) use here as a motif. By the way, a highway bus "Kosoku Erimo-go (高速えりも号)" runs between Sapporo and the Erimo.

    List of Highway Bus

    Refer to following companies for the highway bus service between the Sapporo and the Erimo.

    JR Hokkaido Bus(JR北海道バス) From Sapporo to Erimo
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    JR Hokkaido Bus(JR北海道バス) From Erimo to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten

    Hyakuninhama Coast

    Hyakuninhama Coast (百人浜) is a sandy coast of about 15 km length in total in Erimo town located in the southeastern direction of Tomakomai city, and is near Cape Erimo (えりも岬). The coast has a very good view, but it has been named after the sad history. A ship of Nanbu Feudal Clan (南部藩) used to be wrecked in the Edo period, and 100 crews died by starvation and drowning on this beach. The Hyakunin means "100 people (百人)" in English. But there are various theories, and 100 people died in all the theories after all. A sad accident was occurred on the background of the typical scenery of Hokkaido. So a lot of Japanese ghost stories are related to around here. Hyakuninhama Observation Tower (百人浜展望台), a public restroom, a parking lot, Hirennuma Pond (悲恋沼), Isseki-Ichijito Monument (一石一字塔), Hyakuninhama Auto Camping Site (百人浜オートキャンプ場) and Hyakuninhama Park Golf Cource (百人浜パークゴルフ場) are built near the coast. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Read More

    Hyakuninhama Coast
    Hyakuninhama Coast

    Look of Cape Erimo

    The cape is well-known for viewing the Pacific Ocean from steep rocks at 50-70 m elevation. A sea view is comfortable if it is the fine weather. But much foggy seem to occur for about 108 days a year. Because it is enveloped in dense fog with 1/3 days of the year, the Cape Erimo Lighthouse has been built. There is a colony of harbor seals at a reef zone near the tip of the cape. It is the biggest habitat for the harbor seals in Japan, and a little less than 400 harbor seals inhabit.

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    Movie of Cape Erimo

    Admission fee Wind Hall Adult: JPY 300. Child: JPY 200. Infant: Free. * Cape Erimo is free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking is provided (200 Cars)
    Business hours Wind Hall 09:00-18:00 * It changes depending on seasons
    Regular closing day Wind Hall Winter season
    Telephone number +81-1466-3-1133
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 765 015 610*24

    List of Activities

    Some activities are held. Refer to following website for the activity. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

    Harbor Seal Watching

    Movie of Harbor Seals

    Cliff Kayaks(クリフカヤックス)
    Jalan

    Sea Kayak Tour

    Movie of Sea Kayak

    Cliff Kayaks(クリフカヤックス)
    Jalan

    Strong Wind Experience

    Movie of Strong Wind Experience

    Kaze-no-Yakata(風の館)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Fishing Boat Cruise

    Movie of Fishing Boat Cruise

    Konbu Boat Cruise(昆布ボートクルーズ)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    List of Accommodations

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

      Erimo-no-Yado Tanaka Ryokan(えりもの宿 田中旅館)
      Booking
      Erimo Kankokan(えりも観光館)
      Booking
      Sansuikaku(さんすいかく)
      Kameya Ryokan(亀屋旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Maruha Ryokan(マルハ旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Misakiso(みさき荘)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Cliff House Yanagida Ryokan(クリフハウス・柳田旅館)
      Arai Ryokan(新井旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Ryokan Erimokan(旅館 えりも館)
      Booking
      Rakuten
      Ryokan Dondon(旅館どんどん)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Ryokan Boyoso(旅館望洋荘)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Maburitto(短角王国 守人(まぶりっと))
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Hyakuninhama Automobile Campsite(百人浜オートキャンプ場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Booking.com
      Booking.com

      By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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