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

September 6th, 2014

Cape Erimo

Cape Erimo (えりも岬) is a cape in Erimo town located in the southeastern part 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 part 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. Article is here

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.

Woman Looks at Pacific Ocean
Cape Erimo
I View Pacific Ocean
Cape Erimo
Reef Zone near Tip of Cape Erimo. Colony of Seals
Cape Erimo

Atmosphere of Cape Erimo Can Be Watched on Youtube

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

広告

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
Booking.com
Booking.com

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