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[Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower in Hamanaka] 360-Degree View Is Scenery of All Dairy Farming

Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower

Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower (茶内酪農展望台) is an outlook tower in Hamanaka town between Kushiro city and Nemuro city, and is built near Chanai Parking Area (茶内パーキングエリア) along Konsen National Route (National Route 44). There are Restraunt "Moumou-tei" (もうもう亭), a public restroom and a parking lot at the Chanai Parking Area. Drivers can take a rest. By the way, the Moumou-tei is popular for cats and a soft serve ice cream. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.

Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower
Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower in Hamanaka
Public Restroom and Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower
Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower in Hamanaka
Restaurant
Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower in Hamanaka
Parking Lot
Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower in Hamanaka

The distance is around 20 km away from the center of the Hamanaka, and Chanai Station is relatively near here. The Hamanaka is famous for Haagen-Dazs using Choice Hokkaido 4.0 Milk (特選・北海道4.0牛乳) of Takanashi Milk Products (タカナシ乳業), and a soft serve ice cream using that milk is sold at Corp Hamanaka (コープはまなか) in Chanai, and it is so popular. By the way, Express Nemuro-go (特急ねむろ号), an express bus, runs between the Kushiro and the Nemuro, and stops in the Hamanaka.

List of Means of Transportation

A highway bus runs between the Kushiro and the Nemuro. Refer to following the means of the transportation. 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).

Kushiro Bus(釧路バス) From Kushiro to Nemuro
Jalan
Rakuten
Kushiro Bus(釧路バス) From Nemuro to Kushiro
Jalan
Rakuten

Kiritappu

Kiritappu (霧多布) is in Hamanaka town located between Kushiro city and Nemuro city. "Kiri (霧)" of Kiritappu means "Fog" in Japanese. It is said that the name of the Kiritappu means "A place that a lot of fog occur". But the true origin of the name is "A place that people cut miscanthus reed (茅を刈る場所)" in the Ainu language. The name is happen to get the fog. Temperature rarely exceeds 20 degrees, and it is chilly by the fog even in a summer. There are famous tourist attractions such as Cape Kiritappu (霧多布岬), Cape Azechi (アゼチの岬) and Kiritappu Wetland (霧多布湿原) to see superb views, and Namidamisaki Observatoion Deck (涙岬展望台) and Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower (茶内酪農展望台) are a little far from the Kiritappu, but those are tourist atractions with very good views. By the way, Japanese movie "Hanamizuki (ハナミズキ)" that Mr. Nobuhiro Doi (土井裕泰) produced, and Ms. Yui Aragaki (新垣結衣), a popular actress, and Mr. Toma Ikuta (生田斗真), a popular actor, played the leading characters was filmed in Kiritappu Peninsula. Read More

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Kiritappu Wetland, Hamanaka

Views from Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower

The height of an iron tower is about 20 m, and 360-degree view of dairy farming can be looked over on the top. The views are just typical sceneries of Hokkaido. There are comfortable views stretching out, and Shiretoko Mountain Range (知床連山) can be seen if the weather is good. But it may be slightly terrible for a person that is scared of heights. In addition, the tower sways if the wind blows.

View from Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower
Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower in Hamanaka
View from Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower
Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower in Hamanaka
View from Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower
Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower in Hamanaka
View from Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower
Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower in Hamanaka
Scenery of Dairy Farming
Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower in Hamanaka
Milk Cow
Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower in Hamanaka

Atmosphere of Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower

Admission Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-153-62-2111
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 614 846 089*02

List of Activities

5 rivers, Ichiban River (一番川), Niban River (二番川), Biwase River (琵琶瀬川), the Doro River (泥川) and Shinkawa River (新川) flow into the wetlands of about 3,000 ha, and it preserves various ecosystem. The Kiritappu Wetland is rich nature. Some activities such as a canoe tour, hiking and birdwatching are held. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Canoe

Movie of Canoe


Pension Porch(ペンション ポーチ)
Jalan
Kabanon(宿房 樺のん)
Kiritappuri(きりたっぷ里)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Ashiyan Canoe(あしやんカヌー)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Hiking

Kiritappu Wetland National Trust(霧多布湿原ナショナルトラスト)
Poroto Annaisha(ポロト案内舎)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Birdwatching

Movie of Birdwatching


Poroto Annaisha(ポロト案内舎)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Cycling

Kiritappu Wetland National Trust(霧多布湿原ナショナルトラスト)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Kiritappu Wetland National Trust(霧多布湿原センター)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Horse Trekking

Northern Pacific Ocean Seaside Line Riding Club(北太平洋シーサイドライン乗馬クラブ)
ASOVIEW

List of Accommodations

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

Ryokan Kurimoto(旅館 くりもと)
Booking
Minshuku Misaki(民宿 岬) Only Tel:+81-153-62-2367
Kawamura Ryokan(川村旅館) Only Tel:+81-153-62-2326
Etopirikamura(えとぴりか村)
Booking
Minshuku Bankamu(民宿 伴架夢) Only Tel:+81-153-62-2159
Shoku-no-Yado Kiritappuri(食の宿 霧多布里)
Jalan
Minshuku Watanabe(民宿 わたなべ)
Booking
Minshuku Yorimichi(民宿 より道) Only Tel:+81-153-62-3359
Minshuku Tama-no-Kawa(民宿 玉の川) Only Tel:+81-153-65-2224
Pension Porch(ペンション ポーチ)
HP
Jalan
Shukubo Cabanon(宿房 樺のん)
Booking
Poroto-annaisha(ポロト案内舎)
Jalan
Rakuten
Kiritappu-misaki Campsite(霧多布岬キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Mo-TTO Kazete Campsite(MOーTTOかぜてキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

A page of Kiritappu is here

Kiritappu

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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