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[Higureyama Observation Deck in Nanae] Beautiful Lake Onuma and Lake Konuma Can Be Enjoyed at Lookout

Higureyama Observation Deck

Higureyama Observation Deck (日暮山展望台) is a lookout point in Nanae town located in the northern part of Hakodate city. Mt. Komagadake (駒ヶ岳), Lake Onuma (大沼) and Lake Konuma can be viewed from the mountaintop of the Mt. Higure (日暮山) of 303 m elevation between the Lake Konuma, the 2nd largest lakes in Onuma Quasi-National Park, and Junainuma Swamp (蓴菜沼), the 3rd largest lake in the park. The lookout is well-known as a good place to savor a wonderful scenery, and the sea of clouds may be seen in the early morning, too. A poster of Seishun 18 Ticket (青春18きっぷ) used here as a shooting place. After all, a good picture can be taken here. A lookout, a parking lot and a public restroom are built at the site. Brown bears may appear, so beware of them. In addition, drive safely because a road to the mountaintop is a gravel road and the width of the road is only one car size. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.

View from Higureyama Observation Deck
Higureyama Observation Deck, Onuma Quasi-National Park
Public Restroom
Higureyama Observation Deck, Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Quasi-National Park (大沼国定公園) is a quasi-national park at the foot of Mt. Komagatake (駒ヶ岳) in the southern part of Hokkaido, and is between Nanae town, Shikabe town and Mori town. Its area is 9,083 ha. The park has been designated as the quasi-national park since 1958, and 2 million tourists come. It consists of the Mt. Komagatake of 1,131 m elevation, an active volcano, Lake Ounma (大沼湖), Lake Konuma (小沼湖), Junsai Swamp (蓴菜沼), and beautiful scneries are highlights. The Onuma Quasi-National Park has been chosen as one of The 3 New Views of Japan (新日本三景) together with Miho-no-Matsubara (三保の松原) in Shizuoka prefecture and Yabakei (耶馬渓) in Oita prefecture since 1915. It is also famous for fall foliage, and has been chosen as one of The 100 Best Fall Foliage Spots in Japan (日本紅葉の名所100選). When the Mt. Komagatake erupted from 50,000 to 30,000 years ago, a river was dammed by flowing mud flood, and those lakes were created. Wetlands have been registered under the Ramsar Convention since 2012, and wild waterfowls such as Goose and Duck rest their wings on the surface of the lake. Read More

Onuma Quasi-National Park
Onuma Quasi-National Park

Look of Higureyama Observation Deck

The distance from the parking lot to the mountaintop is about 50 m away. Only benches are on the mountaintop, and an observation platform is not built. That place is surrounded by trees, and a view is open only at the east side. The Mt. Komagadake, the Lake Onuma, the Lake Konuma and golf courses of Hokkaido Country Club can be looked over if it is fine weather. A conbination of innumerable islands floating in the lakes and an artifactual iron bridge is photogenic.

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Path to Higureyama Observation Deck at Mountaintop
Higureyama Observation Deck, Onuma Quasi-National Park
Higureyama Observation Deck
Higureyama Observation Deck, Onuma Quasi-National Park
Lake Onuma, Lake Konuma and Golf Courses Come into Sight
Higureyama Observation Deck, Onuma Quasi-National Park
Mt. Komagadake
Higureyama Observation Deck, Onuma Quasi-National Park

Unfortunately, a view is bad because the Junasainuma Swamp direction at the west side is surrounded by trees. The mountain is named the Mt. Higure * The Higure means "The sunset" in English, so I completely thought here was a good place to see the sunset. But I could not enjoy it because of thick trees. According to my sources on internet, the mountain was named after a certain person viwed the scenery from the daytime to the sunset because of too beautifulness, so the mountain does not seem to be related to the beautiful sunset.

Setting Sun
Higureyama Observation Deck, Onuma Quasi-National Park
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-138-67-2170
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 86 812 318*20

    List of Activities

    Refer to following websites for the activity companies around the Lake Onuma. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

    Rental Bicycle

    Rental Bicycle

    Onuma Quasi-National Park

    Friendly Bear(フレンドリーベア)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Porotokan(ポロト館)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Canoe Tour

    Movie of Canoe Tour


    Exander Onuma Canoe House(イクサンダー大沼カヌーハウス)
    Jalan
    Neverland Tour Office(ネバーランド・ツアーオフィス)
    HP
    Jalan

    Sightseeing Boat Cruise

    Movie of Sightseeing Boat Cruise


    Hokkaido Sightseeing Concierge Center(北海道観光コンシェルジュセンター)
    Jalan
    Onuma Godo Yusen(大沼合同遊船)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Segway Tour

    Movie of Segway Tour


    Segway Japan(セグウェイジャパン)

    Horse Trekking

    Sonnys Stable(サニーズステーブル)
    Jalan
    Onuma Nagareyama Ranch(大沼流山牧場)
    ASOVIEW

    Leisure Land

    Greenpia Onuma(グリーンピア大沼)
    ASOVIEW

    Guided Nature Tour

    Onuma International Exchange Plaza(大沼国際交流プラザ)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Gondola

    Movie of Gondola


    Hakodate Nanae Gondola(函館七飯ゴンドラ)
    Jalan

    Zip Line

    Movie of Zip Line


    Hakodate Onuma Prince Hotel(函館大沼プリンスホテル)
    ASOVIEW

    Pond Smelt Fishing

    Movie of Pond Smelt Fishing


    Onuma Godo Yusen(大沼合同遊船)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Tai Park(太公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Junsai Swamp(蓴菜沼)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Higashi-onuma Camping Site(東大沼キャンプ場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Snow Activities

    Ice Park Snowman(アイスパークスノーマン)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Hokkaido Tourism Concierge Center(北海道観光コンシェルジュセンター)
    Jalan

    Snowshoe Tour

    Exander Onuma Canoe House(イクサンダー大沼カヌーハウス)
    Jalan
    Neverland Tour Office(ネバーランド・ツアーオフィス)
    HP
    Jalan

    List of Accommodations

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

    Onuma Onsen

      Tome-no-Yu(留の湯)
      Booking
      Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel(函館大沼 プリンスホテル)

      Nanae

        Onuma Tsuruga Auberge Epuy(大沼鶴雅オーベルジュ エプイ)
        Pension Heine(ペンションハイネ)
        Booking
        Rakuten
        Station Hotel Asahiya(ステーションホテル 旭屋)
        Booking
        Minshuku Yukkuri Onuma(民宿ゆっくり大沼)
        Booking
        Granvillage Onuma(グランヴィレッヂ 大沼)
        Onuma Nagareyama Ranch Paard Musee(大沼流山牧場 Paard Musee)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Pension Kaza(ペンション 風 KAZA)
        Booking
        Niyama Onsen Hotel(ニヤマ温泉ホテル)
        Booking
        Ryoso Chairoi-Tori(旅荘 茶色い鳥)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Kamoiso(民宿 鴨井荘)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Fujiya(民宿 藤屋) Only tel: +81-138-65-8164
        Pension Nori Hana(ペンション のり☆はな)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Business Minshuku Hana-no-Yado(ビジネス民宿 華の宿)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Beyond Village(ビヨンドビレッジ)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Higashi-onuma Campsite(東大沼キャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten

        Mori

          Greenpia Onuma(グリーンピア大沼)
          Pension Mori-no-Naka-no-Chisana-Ie(ペンション 森の中の小さな家)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Chappurin-kan(ちゃっぷ林館)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Hokkaido Youth Nature Hall Napal Forest(北海道青少年自然の家(ネイパル森))
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Business Hotel Fresco Mori(ビジネスホテル フレスコ森)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Take-no-Ie Ryokan(竹の家旅館)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Midori Ryokan(みどり旅館)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Minshuku Shiosai(民宿潮騒)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Ryokan Tsubaki(旅館椿)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Kikushui Ryokan(菊水旅館)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Midori and Rock Campsite(みどりとロックの広場)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Booking.com
          Booking.com

          A page of Onuma Quasi-National Park is here

          Onuma Quasi-National Park

          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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