• July 8th, 2014
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[Cape Ochiishi in Nemuro] Scenery Like Europe and One of 3 Major Secret Capes in Hokkaido

Cape Ochiishi

Cape Ochiishi (落石岬) is a cape in the southwestern part of Nemuro city, and is one of the 3 major secret capes in Hokkaido together with Cape Ofuyu (雄冬岬) and Cape Chikyu (地球岬), and is about 20 km far away from the downtown of the Nemuro. There are Ochiishi Marshland (落石湿原), Ninoushichashi Ruins (ニノウシチャシ跡), Afuramoichashi Ruins (アフラモイチャシ跡) and Megane-rocks (眼鏡岩) near the Cape Ochiishi. The top of about 40 m altitude cliffs is relatively flat, and it is like Kiritappu (霧多布). Ochiishimisaki Lighthouse (落石岬灯台) that has been chosen as one of "50 Best Lighthouses in Japan" is built there, and only the lighthouse on the cliffs can be seen from the sea side, but a good scenery such as the lighthouse on the marshland from the land side can be enjoyed. Sakai Azalea that has been designed as a national nature treasure can be seen only here in Japan. The best season to see is about mid June. Admission free. A bio-toilet is built near an entrance of a gate.

Cape Ochiishi
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Ochiishimisaki Lighthouse
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Ochiishi Fishing Port
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
Bio-Toilet
Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi

Movie of Cape Ochiishi

Ochiishi Fishing Port (落石漁港) is close to the Cape Ochiishi, and restaurants nearby the port are Taiyo Shokudo (太陽食堂) and Asahi Shokudo (朝日食堂). Inoue Store (井上ストア) is also near the port, but a convenience store is not built. 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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    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

    Fishing Boats Sail from Hanasaki Port
    Nemuro, Kurumaishi

    Ochiishi Marshland and Ochiishi Lighthouse

    Ochiishi-misaki Pass (おちいし岬パス) is set to enjoy a footpath from Ochiishi Station to the Cape Ochiishi. It takes about 3 hours on foot. But most of visitors come here by their cars because cars are allowed to come close near the entrance of the Ochiishi Marshland. It is hard to reach to the tip of the Cape Ochiishi, so walking to the Ochiishi Lighthouse is popular. It takes about 20 - 30 minutes on foot anyway. After parking cars on the shoulder of a road, the visitors walk while looking at Old Ochiishi Radio Station (落石無線送信所跡), and arrive at an entrance of a wooden path. A lot of Yezo Deers appear in grassland, and a typical scenery of the Hokkaido can be seen.

    Entrance of Gate and Yezo Deers
    Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
    Yezo Deers Watch My Movements
    Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
    Sea Comes into Sight
    Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
    Old Ochiishi Radio Station
    Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi

    The Old Ochiishi Radio Station is used as Ryoji Ikeda Studio (池田良二スタジオ) at presnt, and Ochiishi Plan (落石計画), an art event, is held between 5days in mid August, and the building opens to the public.

    Monument for Old Ochiishi Radio Station
    Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi岬
    A Lot of Yezo Deers Look at Me
    Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi

    The visitors have to walk along 615 m length straight wooden path. After passing a forest of Picea Glehnii that reminds me of primitive Earth, spacious marshland comes into sight. I am not sure if that is why, but trees do not grow. So various views can be enjoyed.

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    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

    Before I reached to the Ochiishi Lighthouse, a fox appeared on the wooden path. It seems that this wooden path is an animal trail. Such meeting is fun. After passing the trees, a very good view comes into sight, and I love it. The sea and the cliffs can be viewed near the Ochiishimisaki Lighthouse, and wild flowers can enjoyed, too. There is also a path from here to the Cape Ochiishi. But the ground sometimes may be covered with mud, so the visitors had better wear shoes that can get dirty or long boots. By the way, I did not see anyone on the wooden path, so comfortable nature could be enjoyed without crowding.

    Fox
    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 at Pacific Ocean
    Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
    I Look at Precipice
    Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
    I Look at Pacific Ocean
    Nemuro, Cape Ochiishi
    Grass Looks like Trail
    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

      List of Activities

      Some activities are held in the Nemuro. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Cruise

      Movie of Ochiishi Nature Cruise


      Movie of Yururi Island Cruise


      Movie of Fisherman Cruise


      Ochiishi Nature Cruise(落石ネイチャークルーズ)
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      Fisherman Cruise(漁師クルーズ)
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      Canoe

      Nemuro Nature Center(根室ネイチャーセンター)

      Wild Bird-watching

      Nemuro Nature Center(根室ネイチャーセンター)

      Footpath

      Nemuro Nature Center(根室ネイチャーセンター)

      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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        Booking.com

        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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