- April 9th, 2016
[Cape Ogon in Rumoi] Famous Place to See Beautiful Setting Sun and Catch Beach Crab
Cape Ogon (黄金岬) is a lower cape together with Cape Soya and Cape Noshappu in Ogonmisaki Kaihin Park (黄金岬海浜公園) located in the northwestern part of Rumoi city. Because herrings used to gather to spawn, and those lit up by the setting sun looked brilliant in the old days, the cape was named the Cape Ogon. As origin of its name suggests, the Cape Ogon still has been famous as a good place to see the beautiful setting sun, and the setting sun in the Rumoi has been chosen as "100 Best Setting Sun in Japan (日本の夕陽百選)". It is sometimes said that the setting sun from here is the most beautiful in Japan. There are Rumoi Ogonmisaki Campsite (留萌黄金岬キャンプ場), a public restroom and restraunts near the cape, and Rumoi Umi-no-Furusatokan Hall (留萌市海のふるさと館) is built on a hill, too. The Sea of Japan can be viewed there. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
By the way, a highway bus "Rumoi-go (るもい号)" and an express bus "Haboro-go (はぼろ号)" run between the Rumoi and the Sapporo.
Rumoi (留萌) that about 20,000 people live is the 32th largest port city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Northern Hokkaido area. It is located in the northwestern direction of Asahikawa city, and seafood processing is flourished. Market share of Herring Roe (カズノコ) grows to 50% of the total domestic production. In the old days, a lot of the herrings used to be caught around here. But a herring fishing industry is unfortunately not flourishing at present. As for a climate, the wind is relatively light in a summer, but it is so windy in a winter, and it snows relatively hard. Shore of Rumoi breaked by heavy surging waves is one of 3 Major Surges in The World along with Madras in India and Wick in Scotland, and 7.6 m height and 106 m length surges that was not tsunami was observed, and the highest record is 12.07m. Especially, the sea rages in the winter. Read More
Look of Cape Ogon
Columnar jointing such as Kurumaishi (車石) in Nemuro appears on the surface of the sea, and Hato-no-Mon Gate (波濤の門), a bridge and walks are built to look round. A lot of tourists can catch beach crabs in the tide pool. At shops beside the cape, fishing bait is sold, and fishing equipment can be rented.
Atmosphere of Cape Ogon Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking lot is provided (60 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||416 391 333*30|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Rumoi. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Rumoi is here
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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