• August 10th, 2017
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[Cape Kimuaneppu in Saroma] Kimuaneppu Camping Ground and Coral Grass Colony

Cape Kimuaneppu

Cape Kimuaneppu (キムアネップ岬) is the only cape a cape jutting out into Lake Saroma in Saroma town located in the south part of the lake. The Kimuaneppu means "A slim place" in Ainu language. Kimuaneppusaki Camping Ground (キムアネップ崎野営場) is at the tip of the cape, and Cape Kimuaneppu Coral Grass Colony (キムアネップ崎アッケシソウ群生地) is at the root of the cape. About 50 kinds of flowers and wild birds can be seen. Nothing is built around here, but restaurants are built in Hamasaroma (浜佐呂間) that is 6 km away from here.

Cape Kimuaneppu from Saromako Observation Deck
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Cape Kimuaneppu
Bridge under Construction in Wild Flower Park
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Cape Kimuaneppu
Bay
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Cape Kimuaneppu
View from Cape Kimuaneppu
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Cape Kimuaneppu
Lake Saroma
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Cape Kimuaneppu
Lake Saroma
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Cape Kimuaneppu
Ruins
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Cape Kimuaneppu

Lake Saroma

Lake Saroma (サロマ湖) is a brackish water lake among Kitami city, Saroma town and Yubetsu town, and is the 3rd largest lake after Lake Biwa (琵琶湖) and Lake Kasumigaura (霞ヶ浦) in Japan. A sandbar of 200 to 700 m width separates the lake from the Sea of Okhotsk (オホーツク海), and the lake links the sea with only 2 points. In old days, the sandbar separeted the lake from the sea depending on seasons perfectly. The perimeter of the lake is about 87 km, and the maximum depth is 19.6 m. The lake has no name in Ainu language, and they called it just lake. It is well-known for tasty seafood such as Oyster and Scallop, and fishing Japanese pond smelt is popular in a winter. Read More

Sunset in Lake Saroma
Coral Grass Colony in Lake Saroma

An express bus "Dreamint Okhotsk-go (ドリーミントオホーツク号)" runs between the Sapporo and the Kitami, and Limited Express Sekihoku-go (特急石北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Asahikawa, and Senpoku-go (釧北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Kushiro, and an express bus "Engaru-go (えんがる号)" runs between the Sapporo and Engaru. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Kitami Station.

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List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Kitami and the Sapporo, the Asahikawa and the Kushiro, and an express bus "Engaru-go (えんがる号)" runs between the Sapporo and Engaru. Refer to following the means of the transportation. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Kitami
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Kitami to Sapporo
Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Asahikawa to Kitami
Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Kitami to Asahikawa
Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Kushiro to Kitami
Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Kitami to Kushiro
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Engaru
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Engaru to Sapporo
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their office is near the Kitami Station.
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near the Kitami Station.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is near the Kitami Station.
Jalan
Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their office is in Koueinishi-machi.
Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their office is in Tondennishi-machi.
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Kitami Station.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their office is near the Kitami Station.
Carsta Rent-a-car(カースタレンタカー) Their office is near the Kitami Station.

List of Cape Kimuaneppu Tourist Attractions

The Kimuaneppusaki Camping Ground and the Cape Kimuaneppu Coral Grass Colony are around the Cape Kimuaneppu. My visited places are as follows.

Kimuaneppusaki Camping Ground

The Kimuaneppusaki Camping Ground is a well-appointed campsite, and it is popular with campers, and opens from June 1 to October 21. A coin-operated shower is provided. The camping ground is well-known as a good place to see the morning sun and the sunset, and square-shaped setting sun may be seen if you are lucky. In addition, beautiful starry sky can be seen. You had better bring an insect repellent because a lot of gnats or horseflies try to bite your skin in a summer. Admission free. A parking lot and a restroom are free of charge. A walk of about 1 km in total length is built around the camping ground, and walkers can enjoy wild flowers and the lake.

Camping Ground on Cape Kimuaneppu
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Cape Kimuaneppu
Common Glasswort Colony
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Cape Kimuaneppu
Thermopsis Lupinoides Bloom
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Cape Kimuaneppu

Atmosphere of Cape Kimuaneppu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Cape Kimuaneppu

Camping fee Free of charge
Parking lot Camping ground: Free parking is provided (200 Cars), Common glasswort colonies: Free parking is provided (20 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Spring season and winter season
Telephone number +81-1587-2-1200
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 525 664 455*26

Cape Kimuaneppu Coral Grass Colony

Cape Kimuaneppu Coral Grass Colony (キムアネップ崎アッケシソウ群生地) is near an entrance of Kimuaneppu-saki Campsite. A wooden path with about 110 m in length is built on the colony, and a lookout is set at the end of the wooden path. Various primeval flowers bloom along the wooden path, and it has an atmosphere such as a primeval flower garden. The wooden path is short, so visitors can not look around the whole colony, but they can view the coral grass without getting dirty shoes. The whole lakeshore covered with a red carpet can be enjoyed in a distance. It takes about 20 minutes to see it fully. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. A restroom and the parking lot are on the site. Nothing is built around here, but restaurants are built in Hamasaroma (浜佐呂間) that is 6 km away from here. Read More

Mysterious Scene
Coral Grass Colony in Lake Saroma

List of Activities

Around the Lake Saroma, some types of activities can be enjoyed. Refer to following websites for the activity companies around the Lake Saroma. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Sightseeing Boat

Movie of Sightseeing Boat


Lake Saroma Azarashi Sightseeing Boat(サロマ湖アザラシ観光船)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Rental Cycle

Movie of Rental Cycle


Wakka Nature Center(ワッカネイチャーセンター)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Tourist Carriage

Wakka Nature Center(ワッカネイチャーセンター)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

List of Accommodations

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

Saroma

Saromakohan Youth Hostel(サロマ湖畔ユースホステル)
Booking
Saromako Yurinkan(サロマ湖悠林館)
Booking
Tabibito-yado Saromanian(旅人宿 さろまにあん)
Booking
Jalan
Minshuku Watanabe(民宿わたなべ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Piraoroso(旅館 ピラオロ荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Morita Ryokan(もりた旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Oshiro(旅館 大城)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kimuaneppu-Misaki Campsite(キムアネップ岬キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Tokoro

Lake Saroma Tsuruga Resort(サロマ湖鶴雅リゾート)
Sencho-no-Ie(船長の家)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Matsunoya Sato Ryokan(松乃屋/佐藤旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Yubetsu

Iseya Ryokan(伊勢屋旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Fujino(民宿ふじ乃)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Matsuya Ryokan(松屋旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Lake Palace(レイクパレス)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Shirakaba(しらかば)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kerochi Traffic Park(計呂地交通公園)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Gokazan Park Campsite(五鹿山公園キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Sanrihama Campsite(三里浜キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Lake Saroma is here

Lake Saroma

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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