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Scraggy Basalt That Became Circular in Shape Is Very Rare Case Example in World -Kurumaishi in Nemuro-

July 8th, 2014

Kurumaishi (車石) is under Hanasaki Lighthouse (花咲灯台) located in the southernern part of Nemuro city. The Hanasaki Lighthouse is located near an entrance of the Hanasaki Port (花咲港), and a foundatio of the Hanasaki Lighthouse is made of scraggy basalt and a part is the Kurumaishi. A parking lot and a restroom are only facilities. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. It takes about 5 minutes from the parking lot to the Hanasaki Lighthouse on foot, Yururi island and Pacific ocean can be looked at from the lighthouse. This Hanasaki Lighthouse was chosen as "50 Best Lighthouses in Japan". By the way, Speaking of Hanasaki, Hanasaki crab (花咲蟹) is famous. There is Daihachi Shokudo (大八食堂) that tourists can eat the Hanasaki crab near the Hanasaki Port.

Hanasaki Lighthouse
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Fishing Boats Sail from Hanasaki Port
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Hanasaki Lighthouse, Yururi Island and Moyururi Island
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Hanasaki Lighthouse
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Hanasaki Port
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Yururi Island and Moyururi Island
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Hanasaki Lighthouse
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Basalt
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Wheel-Stone-Shaped Restroom
Nemuro, Kurumaishi

As for the Kurumaishi, Lava was cooled about 65 million years ago, and basalt with about 7.5 m in width developed radially, it changed strangely shaped rocks. It was designated as a national monument. Because it looked like a shape of a wheel, It is called wheel stone. This case example is very rare in the world, it seems to be valuable academically. The state that scraggy basalt shows is strange, and tourists can enjoy a mysterious scene.

Hanasaki Lighthouse, Yururi Island and Moyururi Island
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Path
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Scraggy Basalt
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Scraggy Basalt under Path
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Scraggy Basalt
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
View from Path
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Hanasaki Lighthouse, Yururi Island and Moyururi Island
Nemuro, Kurumaishi
Land Is Made of Scraggy Basalt
Nemuro, Kurumaishi

Atmosphere of Kurumaishi Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kurumaishi

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-153-24-3104
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 423 401 065*22

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Kurumaishi.

Minshuku Iwasaki(民宿岩さき)
Booking
Kurumaishi Hanasakitei(車石花咲亭) Only Tel:+81-153-25-3121
Minshuku Ippuku(民宿一福)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Nemuro is here

Nemuro

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