- July 11th, 2014
[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.
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.
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
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).
Atmosphere of Rumoi Dam and Lake Chibaberi Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking lot is provided (20 Cars)|
|Business hours||24 hours * Rumoi Dam Management Branch 09:00-17:00|
|Regular closing day||Winter season * Rumoi Dam Management Branch From November to early May|
|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.
A page of Rumoi is here
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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