• July 8th, 2014
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[Cape Nosappu in Nemuro] Sky, Sea and Meadow Spread over in Easternmost Tip of Japan Mainland

Cape Nosappu

Cape Nosappu (納沙布岬) is a cape in the eastern part of Nemuro city, and was named after "A place that the cape is like jutting out a chin" in Ainu language. As its name suggests, the cape is at the tip of Nemuro Peninsula, and is well-known as the easternmost tip in Japan mainland, and a lot of tourists come to view a scenery such as 4 northern islands (北方四島) and Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島). The Cape Nosappu is also famous as a place to see the earliest morning sun in the Japan, and is crowded with visitors to watch the first sunrise on New Year's Day. First Sunrise of a New Year in Cape Nosappu (納沙布岬初日詣) is held in January 1. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Cape Nosappu
Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
Cape Nosappu (Source: Wikipedia)
根室の納沙布岬

A lot of songs have used the Cape Nosappu as a motif, and Ms. Lee Sung Ae (李成愛), Ms. Mirei Kitahara (北原ミレイ), Ms. Hako Yamasaki (山崎ハコ), Tunnels (とんねるず), Mr. Kenichi Mikawa (美川憲一) sing a song related with the Cape Nosappu. I think that it attracts Japanese people. Nosappu-misaki Lighthouse (納沙布岬灯台), Aurora Tower (オーロラタワー), Linking Bridge of Four Northern Islands (四島の架け橋), Hoppoukan Hall (北方館) and Bokyo-no-Ie (望郷の家) are built at the site, and there are a sightseeing center, restaurants, souvenir shpos and a public restroom, too. Especially, Suzuki Shokudo (鈴木食堂) that serve Raw Saury Rice Bowl (生さんま丼) has a good reputation.

Viewpoint
Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
Crab-Shaped Restroom
Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
Telephon Box
Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
Parking Lot
Nemuro, Cape Nosappu

Movie of Cape Nosappu

The cape is about 25 km far away from the downtown of the Nemuro city, and views along the roads are so beautiful. Trees hardly grow up because it is so windy in the Nemuro Peninsula, and the ground is covered with grass, and milk cows and horses native to Hokkaidoa can be seen on various meadows. A scenery such as a typical Hokkaido spreads over, and Hokkaido enthusiast can not help enjoying.

Meadow and Milk Cows
Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
Dosanko Horses. Horses Native to Hokkaido
Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
Marsh
Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
Hay on Meadow
Nemuro, Cape Nosappu

By the way, Express Aurora-go (オーロラ号), an express bus, runs between Sapporo and the Nemuro, and Limited Express Nemuro-go (特急ねむろ号), an express bus, runs between the Kushiro and the Nemuro. Unfortunately, the express bus does not run between New Chitose Airport and the Nemuro. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Nemuro Station.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between the Nemuro and the Sapporo or the Kushiro. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hakodate. 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).

    Hokuto Kotsu(北都交通) From Sapporo to Nemuro
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    Hokuto Kotsu(北都交通) From Nemuro to Sapporo
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    Kushiro Kotsu(くしろ交通) From Kushiro to Nemuro
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    Kushiro Kotsu(くしろ交通) From Nemuro to Kushiro
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    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is in Nishihama-cho.
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    Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their office is in Nishihama-cho.
    Choinori Rent-a-car(ちょいのりレンタカー) Their office is near the Nemuro Station.
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    Raw Saury Rice Bowl

    Suzuki Shokudo (鈴木食堂) is a popular restraunt in Cape Nosappu, Nemuro city and is famous as easternmost restraunt in Japan and is known for an originator of Raw Saury Rice bowl (生さんま丼). In addition, they sell live Hanasaki crab at the restraunt and visitors seem to be able to eat the Hanasaki crab sashimi, too. Read More

    Raw Saury Rice Bowl
    Raw Saury Rice Bowl -Suzuki Shokudo in Nemuro-

    NEMURO

    Nemuro (根室) that about 26,000 people live in is the 26th largest fishery city in Hokkaido, and one of regional hub cities of the East Hokkaido area, and is the easternmost port town in Japan. The Nemuro has 4 ports, Nemuro Port (根室港), Hanasaki Port (花咲港), Ochiishi Fishing Port (落石漁港) and Habomai Fishing Port (歯舞漁港), and it is famous for catching Hanasaki Crab (花咲ガニ) and Saury, and a catch of the saury is the largest in the Japan. As for a climate, the Nemuro faces the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pcific Ocean, so a wind blows hard. Average annual temperature is 6 degrees, and it is chilly in a summer, and it does not snow hard in a winter. Various things such as Cape Nosappu (納沙布岬) is the easternmost in the Japan, so visitors know the joy of the easternmost things in the Japan. It is a good point to see the earliest sunrise in the Japan, too. In addition, It is said that the Nemuro is famous for coming the last Cherry Blossom Front, and is one of latest cherry blossoming places in the Japan. Read More

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    Fishing Boats Sail from Hanasaki Port
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    List of Tourist Attractions in Cape Nosappu

    There are the Nosappu-misaki Lighthouse, the Aurora Tower with 96 m in height, the Linking Bridge of Four Northern Islands with 13 m in height and the Hoppoukan Hall. My visited places are as follows.

    Aurora Tower. Admission Charged
    Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
    Linking Bridge of Four Northern Islands
    Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
    Hoppoukan Hall
    Nemuro, Cape Nosappu

    Nosappu-misaki Lighthouse

    The Nosappu-misaki Lighthouse built in 1872 is the oldest lighthouse in the Hokkaido, and is on a cliff at about 10 m above sea level in the tip of the Nemuro Peninsula. Its height is about 14 m. The lighthouse from the side is like a milk transport can, and I think that it has a retro atmosphere. Mr. Richard Henry Brunton called "Father of Japanese Lighthouse" designed the Nosappu-misaki Lighthouse as the first Western-style lighthouse in the Japan, and it has been chosen as one of 50 Best Lighthouses in the Japan. Although ordinary people can not enter the inside of the lighthouse, visitors are allowed to reach to the tip of the cliff. Suisho Island (水晶島), Odoke Island (オドケ島), Moemoshiri Island (萌茂尻島) and Akiyuri Island (秋勇留島) can be viewed, and Sea-otters and whales seem to be also seen if you are lucky. By the way, a fishing port is near here, and sea tangle is dried on stones.

    Nosappu-misaki Lighthouse
    Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
    I Look at Linking Bridge of Four Northern Islands from Viewpoint
    Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
    Nosappu-misaki Lighthouse
    Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
    I View Pacific Ocean
    Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
    I Look at Linking Bridge of Four Northern Islands from Nosappu-misaki Lighthouse
    Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
    Fishing Boats
    Nemuro, Cape Nosappu
    Sea Tangle Is Dried on Stones
    Nemuro, Cape Nosappu

    Atmosphere of Cape Nosappu Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Cape Nosappu

    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking is provided (70 cars)
    Business hour Open 24 hours * Facilities 09:00-17:00 * It changes on the period<
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Telephone number +81-153-24-3104
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 952 158 854*72

    List of Events

    First Sunrise of a New Year in Cape Nosappu is held.

    Movie of First Sunrise of a New Year in Cape Nosappu

    List of Accommodations

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

      Nemuro Grand Hotel(根室グランドホテル)
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      Hotel Nemuro Kaiyotei(ホテル ねむろ海陽亭)
      Ryokan Nibiki(旅館 二美喜)
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      Shogetsu Ryokan(照月旅館)
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      Oyado Ekuhashi(お宿 エクハシ)
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      Guest House TOMAYA(ゲストハウス TOMAYA)
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      Business Hotel Sanyokan(ビジネスホテル 三洋館)
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      Restaurant Hotel Lupinus(レストラン ホテル ルピナス)
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      East Habor Hotel(イーストハーバーホテル)
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      Nemuro Green Hotel(根室グリーンホテル)
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      Hotel New Nemuro(ホテルニューねむろ)
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      Matsuya Ryokan(まつや旅館)
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      Ryokan Nanae(旅館 七重)
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      Ekimae Ryokan Ebisuya(駅前民宿 えびすや)
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      Minshuku Yonto-no-Ie(民宿 四島の家)
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      Minsyuku Takano(民宿 たかの)
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      Minshuku Tokiwa(民宿 ときわ)
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      Field Inn Furo-so(フィールドイン風露荘)
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      Restraunt and Cottage Lake Sunset(レストラン&コテージ レイクサンセット)
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      Minshuku Furen(民宿 風蓮)
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      Kajika-no-Yado(カジカの宿)
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      Yasumibanya Shiokaze(休み番屋しおかぜ)
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      Minshuku Iwasaki(民宿岩さき)
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      Kurumaishi Hanasakitei(車石花咲亭)
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      Minshuku Ippuku(民宿一福)
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      Indian Summer Company Rider House(インディアンサマーカンパニー)
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      Rider House Suzuki(ライダーハウス鈴木)
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      Misaki-no-Eki Rider House(岬の駅)
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      Chikutaku Campsite(築拓キャンプ場)
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      A page of Nemuro is here

      Nemuro

      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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