- November 18th, 2016
[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.
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.
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
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.
Atmosphere of Chanai Rakuno Observatoion Tower Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (20 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open year all round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||614 846 089*02|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Hamanaka. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Kiritappu 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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