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

July 11th, 2014

Lake Chibaberi and Rumoi Dam

Lake Chibaberi (チバベリ湖) is a man-made lake in the southeastern part 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. Article is here

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).

広告

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.

Hotel Kamuiwa(ホテル神居岩)
Booking
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

A page of Rumoi is here

Rumoi

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