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Exhilarating Feeling and Thrill Can Be Felt for Huge Rock -Ganbouiwa Rock in Engaru-

October 18th, 2014

Ganbouiwa Rock (がんぼう岩) is a huge monolith in Engaru town located in the northwestern part of Kitami city and was born by volcanic explosion about 7,300,000 years ago. Tradition credits a place that Tokachi Ainu (十勝アイヌ) fought against Yubetsu Ainu (湧別アイヌ) in Ainu period. The height is 78 m, and it was used as a watch-place. For the form outstanding conspicuously, it has became a symbol of Engaru.

View from Foot. Red Color of Top Is Gazebo
Ganbouiwa Rock in Engaru Town

There is a parking lot near the top. It takes about 5 minutes on foot from there to the top. But, please watch your step because a path is rough. There are a gazebo and an astronomical observatory(?) on the top, and it is popular for looking over the Engaru. However, there are no safety facilities entirely. Please ensure your safety at your own risk. Be careful not to fall out!

Gazebo and View on Top
Ganbouiwa Rock in Engaru Town
Astronomical Observatory ?
Ganbouiwa Rock in Engaru Town

Atmosphere of Ganbouiwa Rock Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Ganbouiwa Rock


Admission Free of charge
Parking lot A pay parking lot is provided (10 cars).
Business hours Open 24 hours. Climbing at night is dangerous.
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-158-42-4819
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 404 182 573*21


Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Ganbouiwa Rock.

Hotel Sunshine(ホテルサンシャイン)    
Business Hotel Takahashi Inn(ビジネスホテルタカハシイン)      
Business Hotel Takahashi(ビジネスホテルタカハシ)  



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