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Scenery Like Europe and One of Hokkaido's 3 Major Secret Capes -Cape Ochiishi in Nemuro-

July 8th, 2014

Cape Ochiishi (落石岬) is located in the southwestern part of Nemuro city and is one of the three major secret capes with Cape Ofuyu (雄冬岬) and Cape Chikyu (地球岬) in Hokkaido. There is a lighthouse on cliffs at 40 m above see level. Tourists can enjoy a mysterious scenery that there is the only lighthouse on the cliffs from the sea side and visitors can look the lighthouse on a marshland from the inland side. This Ochiishimisaki Lighthouse (落石岬灯台) was chosen as "50 Best Lighthouses in Japan", too. It is known as the southernmost natural habitat of Sakai Azalea (サカイツツジ). The Sakai Azalea can be looked only here in Japan, it was designated as a national nature treasure. It is in full bloom at mid June. Admission free. There is a bio-toilet near an entrance of a gate.

Entrance of Gate and Yezo Deers
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Yezo Deers Watch My Movements
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Sea Come into My Eyes
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Old Radio Station
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Monument for Old Radio Station
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi岬
Many Yezo Deers
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi

It is hard to reach to the Cape Ochiishi. After parking cars on the shoulder of a road, the visitors walk while looking at a building of an old radio station, and the visitors arrive at an entrance of a wooden path. It takes from 20 minutes to 30 minutes along the wooden path with 615 m in total length on foot. the visitors have a considerably hard time, but the visotrs may see a splendid scenery. A scene of Picea Glehnii along the wooden path is worth seeing, too. There was rich nature there and I came across a fox and many Yezo deers. This is good place that many tourists do not visit.

Entrance of Ochiishi Marshland
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Wooden Path Extends Straight toward Front
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Marshland
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Picea Glehnii and Wooden Path
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Picea Glehnii
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Hosta Lancifolia
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Ochiishi Marshland
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Ochiishi Marshland and Picea Glehnii
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Ochiishimisaki Lighthouse
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Ochiishi Marshland from Ochiishimisaki Lighthouse Side
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Ochiishimisaki Lighthouse
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Lined Sparrows Welcome Me
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
I Look over Pacific Ocean
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
I Look over Precipice
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
I Look over Pacific Ocean
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Grass Looks like Trail
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Fox
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Bio-Toilet
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi

Atmosphere of Cape Ochiishi Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Cape Ochiishi

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A Parking lot is not provided * Pull over to the shoulder
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-153-24-3104
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 1043 269 719*03

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Cape Ochiishi.

Kajika-no-Yado(カジカの宿)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Yasumibanya Shiokaze(休み番屋しおかぜ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Nemuro is here

Nemuro

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