- August 8th, 2017
[Furetoi Observation Deck in Koshimizu] Whitish Something May Be Seen in Summer and Winter
Furetoi Observation Deck
Furetoi Observation Deck (フレトイ展望台) is a lookout in Koshimizu town located in the southeastern part of Abashiri city, and is adjacent to Hamakoshimizu Maehama Campsite (浜小清水前浜キャンプ場), and is near Hamakoshimizu Station (浜小清水駅) and Road Station Hanayaka koshimizu (道の駅「はなやか（葉菜野花）小清水」). The Furetoi means "the end of a dune sandhill" in Ainu language, and the Furetoi Observation Deck is built at the end of Koshimizu Primeval Flower Garden (小清水原生花園). The pyramid-shaped observation deck take a person's eye. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
Koshimizu Primeval Flower Garden
Koshimizu Primeval Flower Garden (小清水原生花園) is a primeval flower garden along Shari National Route (斜里国道 * National Route 244) in Koshimizu town located in the southeastern part of Abashiri city, and is between the Sea of Okhotsk (オホーツク海) and Lake Tofustu (濤沸湖). The area is about 275 ha. Flowers and grass grow thick on a slim sand dune with 8 km in width, and this place sparked the primeval flower garden in Hokkaido, and is the only primeval flower garden with a station in the Hokkaido's primeval flower garden. Here is a shooting place for Japanese famous movie "The Yellow Handkerchief" that Mr. Ken Takakura (高倉健) play the lead. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here
Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Koshimizu, Okhotsk Strawberry Farm (オホーツクいちごファーム), Bakery Maru (石釜パン工房 まる), Ramen Kissha Ekibasha (ラーメンきっさ えきばしゃ) and Fkutaro (福太郎) are popular in particular. As for onsen, a day trip onsen can be enjoyed in Koshimizu Onsen (小清水温泉) and Genseitei (原生亭).
Koshimizu Onsen Fureai Center
Koshimizu Onsen (小清水温泉) is a hot spring place in Koshimizu town located in the western part of Shari town in the Shiretoko Peninsula. Fureai Center (ふれあいセンター) is built on a multipurpose sports ground at the outskirts of the Koshimizu, and there are Koshimizu Baseball Ground (小清水野球場), a tennis court, a football ground, a training center and Trimu Park around here. Restaurants, cafes, a supermarket, convenience stores, Izakaya and bars with a surcharge are relatively near here, too. Article is here
Genseitei Onsen (原生亭温泉) is a hot spring place near Lake Tofutsu (濤沸湖) in Koshimizu town located in the western part of Shari town in the Shiretoko Peninsula. Genseitei (原生亭) is the only accommodation in the Genseitei Onsen, and is adjacent to Koshimizu Hanakotori-no-Yado Youth Hostel (小清水はなことりの宿ユースホステル), but there is nothing around here in particular. Some restaurants are built at Hama-Koshimizu Station relatively near here. Famous tourist attractions around here are Koshimizu Primeval Flower Garden (小清水原生花園), Lake Tofutsu (濤沸湖), Furetoi Observation Deck (フレトイ展望台) and Yuri-no-Sato Koshimizu Lily Park (こしみずリリーパーク). Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Koshimizu, Okhotsk Strawberry Farm (オホーツクいちごファーム), Bakery Maru (石釜パン工房 まる), Ramen Kissha Ekibasha (ラーメンきっさ えきばしゃ) and Fkutaro (福太郎) are popular in particular.Read More
Look of Furetoi Observation Deck
A shell midden in ancient times used to be around here, and artifacts from the shell midden used to be displayed at an underground exhibition room. But it is closed at present. In a winter, it is famous as a viewpoint to see drift ice, and it is famous as a haunted place in a summer. I do not know if suicides by hanging oneself and a burning oneself to death is true or not. Therefore, I decided not to enter the building.
Atmosphere of Furetoi Observation Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (5 cars)|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||958 054 798*86|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Koshimizu. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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