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[Cape Ogon in Rumoi] Famous Place to See Beautiful Setting Sun and Catch Beach Crab

April 9th, 2016

Cape Ogon

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.

Cape Ogon
Cape Ogon Rumoi
Camping Ground around Cape Ogon
Cape Ogon in Rumoi

Movie of Cape Ogon

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.

List of Highway Bus

Refer to following a company for the highway bus service between the Rumoi and the Sapporo.

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Rumoi
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Rumoi to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Engan Bus(沿岸バス) From Sapporo to Haboro
Jalan
Rakuten
Engan Bus(沿岸バス) From Haboro to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten

RUMOI

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 part 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. Article is here

Rumoi Station
Rumoi

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.

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Bridge across Sea
Cape Ogon in Rumoi
Varied Columnar Jointing
Cape Ogon in Rumoi
Sea of Japan
Cape Ogon in Rumoi
Look of Coast
Cape Ogon in Rumoi
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Cape Ogon in Rumoi

Atmosphere of Cape Ogon Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Cape Ogon

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (60 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-164-43-6817
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.

Hotel Kamuiwa(ホテル神居岩)
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Hotel North. i(ホテル ノースアイ)
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Hotel New White House(ホテル ニューホワイトハウス)
Business Hotel R-inn(ビジネスホテル R-inn)
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Jalan
Ryoshi-no-Yado Tomimaru(漁師の宿富丸)
HP
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Rakuten

A page of Rumoi is here

Rumoi

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