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[Rumoi Dam and Lake Chibaberi] Unusual Shape Dam and Lake Branched into Two

Lake Chibaberi and Rumoi Dam

Lake Chibaberi (チバベリ湖) is a man-made lake in the southeastern direction of Rumoi city, and is also the unusual lake that its shape is branched into two. Rumoi Dam (留萌ダム) was built in 2009, and the lake was born. The water surface is 2.2 km2. Because the dam is new, I suppose that it is considered environment and a scenery. Its appearance is the unusual dam, too. The Rumoi Dam is a central core model rock-fill dam made of soil and rocks for flood control and water utilization without an artifact of the concrete. Its height is about 41 m. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Lake Chibaberi
Lake Chibaberi and Rumoi Dam
Distant View of Rumoi Dam
Lake Chibaberi and Rumoi Dam

By the way, a highway bus "Rumoi-go (るもい号)" and an express bus "Haboro-go (はぼろ号)" run between the Rumoi and the Sapporo.

    List of Highway Bus

    Refer to following a company for the highway bus service between the Rumoi and the Sapporo.

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Rumoi
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Rumoi to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Engan Bus(沿岸バス) From Sapporo to Haboro
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Engan Bus(沿岸バス) From Haboro to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten

    RUMOI

    Rumoi (留萌) that about 20,000 people live is the 32th largest port city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Northern Hokkaido area. It is located in the northwestern part of Asahikawa city, and seafood processing is flourished. Market share of Herring Roe (カズノコ) grows to 50% of the total domestic production. In the old days, a lot of the herrings used to be caught around here. But a herring fishing industry is unfortunately not flourishing at present. As for a climate, the wind is relatively light in a summer, but it is so windy in a winter, and it snows relatively hard. Shore of Rumoi breaked by heavy surging waves is one of 3 Major Surges in The World along with Madras in India and Wick in Scotland, and 7.6 m height and 106 m length surges that was not tsunami was observed, and the highest record is 12.07m. Especially, the sea rages in the winter. Read More

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    Rumoi Station
    Rumoi

    Look of Lake Chibaberi and Rumoi Dam

    At the Lake Chibaberi and the Rumoi Dam, tourists can enjoy watching wild birds, observing insects and fishing. In addition, the lake is available freely other than a no-go area, and the tourists can enjoy boats and canoes. A dam card is distributed at Rumoi Dam Management Branch (留萌ダム管理支所).

    Central Core Model Rock-fill Dam
    Lake Chibaberi and Rumoi Dam
    Lake Chibaberi
    Lake Chibaberi and Rumoi Dam

    Atmosphere of Rumoi Dam and Lake Chibaberi Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Rumoi Dam and Lake Chibaberi

    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (20 Cars)
    Business hours 09:00-17:00
    Regular closing day From November to early May
    Telephone number +81-164-46-8111
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 763 887 885*52

    List of Accommodations

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

    RUMOI

      Hotel North. i(ホテル ノースアイ)
      Booking
      Hotel New White House(ホテル ニューホワイトハウス)
      Business Hotel R-inn(ビジネスホテル R-inn)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Ryoshi-no-Yado Tomimaru(漁師の宿富丸)
      HP
      Booking
      Rakuten
      Fukuhirokan(福広館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Daito Ryokan(大東旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Koyokan(光陽館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Nichiei Kaikan(日栄会館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Kawamura Ryokan(川村旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Hiromiya Ryokan(広見屋旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Cape Ogon Seaside Park Campsite(黄金岬海浜公園キャプ場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Okimi Seaside Park Campsite(沖見海浜公園キャプ場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Kamuiwa Park Campsite(神居岩公園キャプ場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten

      KAMUIWA ONSEN

        Hotel Kamuiwa(ホテル神居岩)
        Booking

        A page of Rumoi is here

        Rumoi

        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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