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[Hyakuninhama Observation Tower in Erimo] Beautiful Scenery Is Contrary to Origin of Name

Hyakuninhama Coast

Hyakuninhama Coast (百人浜) is a sandy coast of about 15 km length in total in Erimo town located in the southeastern direction of Tomakomai city, and is near Cape Erimo (えりも岬). The coast has a very good view, but it has been named after the sad history. A ship of Nanbu Feudal Clan (南部藩) used to be wrecked in the Edo period, and 100 crews died by starvation and drowning on this beach. The Hyakunin means "100 people (百人)" in English. But there are various theories, and 100 people died in all the theories after all. A sad accident was occurred on the background of the typical scenery of Hokkaido. So a lot of Japanese ghost stories are related to around here. Hyakuninhama Observation Tower (百人浜展望台), a public restroom, a parking lot, Hirennuma Pond (悲恋沼), Isseki-Ichijito Monument (一石一字塔), Hyakuninhama Auto Camping Site (百人浜オートキャンプ場) and Hyakuninhama Park Golf Cource (百人浜パークゴルフ場) are built near the coast. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.

Hyakuninhama Coast
Hyakuninhama Observation Tower in Erimo

Movie of Hyakuninhama Coast

Hirennuma Pond
Hyakuninhama Observation Tower in Erimo

Movie of Hyakuninhama Auto Camping Site

By the way, a highway bus "Kosoku Erimo-go (高速えりも号)" runs between Sapporo and the Erimo.

    List of Highway Bus

    Refer to following companies for the highway bus service between the Sapporo and the Erimo.

    JR Hokkaido Bus(JR北海道バス) From Sapporo to Erimo
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    JR Hokkaido Bus(JR北海道バス) From Erimo to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten

    Cape Erimo

    Cape Erimo (えりも岬) is a cape in Erimo town located in the southeastern direction of Tomakomai city. The Erimo means "A jutting head" or "A mouse" in Ainu language. A rocky shore jutting out from the center of Hokkaido to the south direction into the sea is named as so. The Cape Erimo is famous for strong wind, too, and has about 290 days with wind speeds of over 10 meters per second. There are a few days with maximum wind speed exceeded 40 meters per second. Erimomisaki Sightseeing Center (えりも岬観光センタ-), a parking lot, a public restroom, Cape Erimo Lighthouse (えりも灯台), a pavilion called Wind Hall (風の館) are built at the site, and visitors can enter the Wind Hall for a charge. The parking lot is free of charge. Read More

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    Hyakuninhama Observation Tower

    Hyakuninhama Observation Tower is built along a path between the Hyakuninhama Coast and Hokkaido Road 34. The height is about 20 m. 360 degree-view can be enjoyed at the top floor of the tower. Panels related to planting trees on the sandy coast are displayed at the tower, too. It is closed from late October to mid April.

    Entrance of Hyakuninhama Observation Tower
    Hyakuninhama Observation Tower in Erimo
    Hyakuninhama Observation Tower
    Hyakuninhama Observation Tower in Erimo

    Atmosphere of Hyakuninhama Observation Tower Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Hyakuninhama Observation Tower

    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 Cars)
    Business hours 09:00-17:00
    Regular closing day From late October to mid April
    Telephone number +81-1466-2-4626
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 765 255 551*47

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations around the Hyakuninhama Observation Tower. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Erimo-no-Yado Tanaka Ryokan(えりもの宿 田中旅館)
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      Erimo Kankokan(えりも観光館)
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      Sansuikaku(さんすいかく)
      Kameya Ryokan(亀屋旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Maruha Ryokan(マルハ旅館)
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      Jalan
      Misakiso(みさき荘)
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      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Cliff House Yanagida Ryokan(クリフハウス・柳田旅館)
      Arai Ryokan(新井旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Ryokan Erimokan(旅館 えりも館)
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      Rakuten
      Ryokan Dondon(旅館どんどん)
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      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Ryokan Boyoso(旅館望洋荘)
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      Jalan
      Maburitto(短角王国 守人(まぶりっと))
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      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Hyakuninhama Automobile Campsite(百人浜オートキャンプ場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Booking.com
      Booking.com

      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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