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[Kitaoimisaki Park in Okushiri Island] Sculptures and Blue Sea Can Be Enjoyed at Around Westernmost Point of HOkkaido

Kitaoimisaki Park

Kitaoimisaki Park (北追岬公園) is a park in the westernmost part of Okushiri Island, and is built on Cape Kuzure of about 20-45 m elevation. It is said that this place is the westernmost manned place of Hokkaido, and is a good place to see the beautiful setting sun. Starry sky also looks beautiful. The concept of the park is an open-air museum of art. The park is dotted with Sculptures created by Mr. Masayuki Nagare (流政之), a famous sculptor, and those are made of various material such as stones or iron, and those size are various. In addition, a park golf coure, a camping ground, a public restroom and a parking lot at the site, too. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Kamuiwaki Onsen (神威脇温泉) and Okushiri Winery are near here. The park is near the only hot spring facility in Okushiri Island and a beautiful sunset can be seen, and it is most suitable for camping.

Kitaoimisaki
Kitaoimisaki Park in Okushiri Island

Movie of Kitaoimisaki Park

Blue Sea of Japan
Kitaoimisaki Park in Okushiri Island
Park Golf Course
Kitaoimisaki Park in Okushiri Island
Public Restroom
Kitaoimisaki Park in Okushiri Island

Kamuiwaki Onsen

Kamuiwaki Onsen (神威脇温泉) in the western part of Okushiri Island is only hot spring place in Okushiri Island, and this onsen is located on the westermost of Hokkaido, too, and is famous for the beautiful sunset. There are 2 hot spring facilities next to Kitaoimisaki Park and Kamuiwaki fishing port (神威脇漁港), and Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo (神威脇温泉保養所) is built on the seaside, and Onsen Hotel Midorikan (温泉ホテル緑館) is built on the hillside. The distance is around 20 km away from the center of the Okushiri. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built around here. Read More

Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo
Kamuiwaki Onsen

There are some means of transportation for the island tourism, for example, a fixed-route bus, a regular sightseeing taxi (from late April to late September), a sightseeing limousine taxi, a rental car, a rental motor scooter and a rental bicycle. I went around the island by the rental motor scooter, and it was very comfortable.

    List of Means of Transportation for Island Tourism

    Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Okushiri Island. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Okushiri Rent-a-car(奥尻レンタカー) Their office is near the Okushiri Ferry Terminal, and they rent rent-a-car and the rental bicycle.
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    Honda Rent-a-car Kobayashi(ホンダレンタカーこばやし) Their office is near the Okushiri Ferry Terminal.
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    Rent-a-car Takada(レンタカー・タカダ) Their office is relatively near the Okushiri Ferry Terminal, and they rent the rent-a-car and the rental motor scooter.
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    Takeda Rent-a-car(竹田レンタカー) Their office is near the Okushiri Airport.
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    Aonai Hier(青苗ハイヤー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi.
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    Okushiri Island

    Okushiri Island (奥尻島) that about 2,800 people live is a remote island with about 18 km in circumference in the southern part of Hokkaido. It is locatd about at the westernmost part of the Hokkaido, and the island from north to south has a similar shape to Rebun Island (礼文島). About 32,000 tourists come here. Speaking of the Okushiri Island, clear blue sea called Okushiri Blue is famous, and sea urchin, abalone and wine are noted product. The main of Okushiri tourism is going a round the island. The Okushiri Island is roughly divided into 4 areas, Okushiri Area with Okushiri Ferry Port, Aonae Area with Okushiri Airport, Northeast Area and Northwest Area. Read More

    Okushiri Island
    Okushiri Island

    Look of Kitaoimisaki Park

    8 sculptures are built at the site, and the sculptures were named as Kitaoimisaki (北追岬), Kaitengahara (回天が原), Shimasakimori (島サキモリ), Kamuinagare (神威流), Hagurejima (はぐれ鳥), Yokukitasa (よくきたさ), Touminnotamenoshimahecho (島民のための島へっちょ) and Koinotsugime (恋のつぎめ). Those sculptures express wish of settlers from Kunashiri Island to the Okushiri. Although the name of the cape is the Cape Kuzure, it seems to be related to this place called "Cape Kitaoi (Kitaoimisaki)". This park has Footpath Course D "Art and Onsen with Relaxing (Dコース・芸術と温泉の癒しコース)", so visitors can enjoy a good combination with the blue sea, green small hills and the mysterious sculptures on foot. It is nice! There is a small cave named Zuboradou (ずぼら洞) on the way, too, and it is so exciting!

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    Atmosphere of Kitaoimisaki Park Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Kitaoimisaki Park

    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking is provided (10 Cars)
    Business hours Open 24 hours
    Regular closing day From late November to mid April
    Telephone number +81-1397-2-3404
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 781 574 398*80

      List of Activities

      Refer to following websites for the activity companies in the Okushiri Island. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Abalone Catching Experience

      Movie of Abalone Catching Experience


      Okushiri Tourism Association(奥尻島観光協会)
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      Jalan

      Hands-on Real Puzzle-Solving Event “Adventurous Island”

      Movie of Hands-on Real Puzzle-Solving Event “Adventurous Island”


      Heart Land Ferry(ハートランドフェリー)
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      Jalan

      Sea Kayak and SUP

      Movie of Sea Kayak


      Movie of SUP


      Okushiri Guesthouse Imacoco(奥尻ゲストハウス Imacoco)

      Handmade Comma-shaped Beads Experience

      Okushiri Tourism Association(奥尻島観光協会)
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      Guided Trekking

      Okushiri Tourism Association(奥尻島観光協会)
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      List of Accommodations

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

        Oyado Kikuchi(御宿きくち)
        Booking
        Tabi-no-Yado Osuda(旅の宿 大須田)
        Booking
        Minshuku Kimurasanchi(民宿木村さん家)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Inaho(民宿 いなほ)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Oguro(民宿おぐろ)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Travel House Omoide(トラベルハウス思い出)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Hama Ryokan(浜旅館)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Minshuku Kawajiri(民宿川尻)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Kobayashi(民宿小林)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Furusatokan(民宿ふる里館)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Ishioka(民宿いしおか)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Seiunmaru(民宿清運丸)
        Booking
        Rakuten
        Okushiri Guesthouse Imacoco(奥尻ゲストハウス Imacoco)
        Minshuku Kasai(民宿かさい)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Okamoto Ryokan(岡本旅館)
        Booking
        Minshuku Nattsu(民宿 ナッツ)
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        Jalan
        Kikuchi Ryokan(菊地旅館)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Ryokan Aobaso(旅館 青葉荘)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Doi(民宿土井)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Asahi Minshuku(朝日民宿)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku without Meal Shima-Jikan(素泊民宿 島じかん)
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Ryokan Takedaso(民宿旅館 竹田荘)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Pension Koyama(ペンションこやま)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Sainokawara Park Campsite(賽の河原公園キャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Kitaoimisaki Park Campsite(北追岬公園キャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Yamasedomari Seaside Campsite(東風泊海岸海水浴適地)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Booking.com

        A page of Okushiri is here

        Okushiri Island

        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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