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[Lake Nibutani in Biratori] Cool Dam

October 7th, 2014

Lake Nibutani and Nibutani Dam

Lake Nibutani (二風谷湖) is a man-made lake in the northeastern part of Biratori town. Nibutani Dam (二風谷ダム) was built in 1997, and the lake was born. The Nibutani Dam is a concrete gravity dam of 32 m height, and the water surface is 4 km2. It features that the form is cool. Here used to be a sacred place for Ainu people, and it is famous that a lawsuit about expropriation of land was filed. Sarugawa History Museum (沙流川歴史館), Nibutani Ainu History Museum (二風谷アイヌ歴史館), walks, Chashi Park (チャシ公園) are around the Lake Nibutani. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Lake Nibutani
Lake Nibutani

Movie of Nibutani Dam

Nibutani Dam
Lake Nibutani

Ainu Dance has good singing voices, so I like it.

Movie of Ainu Dance

Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Biratori, Jankenpon (じゃんけんぽん), Kurobeko (くろべこ), Niseuen (仁世宇園), Handmade soba Fuji (手打そば 藤) and Yukara (ゆから) are popular in particular. Hot springs gush out in the Biratori, and a day trip onsen can be enjoyed in Biratori Onsen (平取温泉).

Biratori Onsen

Biratori Onsen (平取温泉) is a hot spring place in Biratori town located in southeastern part of Sapporo city. Biratori Onsen Yukara (びらとり温泉 ゆから) is built a small hill. Nibutani Familyland Park is developed around here, and there are a park golf course, an automobile camping ground, bungalows and a tennis court. Around here is well-known as a place related with Ainu culture, and Nibutani Dam and Ainu Culture Museum are near here. In addition, Memu Lily of the valley Colony (芽生すずらん群生地) is reralively near here. There are a restraunt, a cafe and a souvenir shop around here, but convenience stores are not built. As for tasty restraunts in the Biratori, Yukara (ゆから) and Jankenpon (じゃんけんぽん) are popular in particular. Article is here

Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center
Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center

Look of Nibutani Dam

The Nibutani Dam is well-known for having a fishway, and salmon, pink salmon and shishamo smelt swim upstream through the fishway. Except close season from May to June, masu trout can be enjoyed. In the Lake Nibutani, engineless something can enter into the lake, so water activities such as a canoe can be enjoyed. In addition, a dam card is distributed at Nibutani Dam Management Branch (二風谷ダム管理所) and the Sarugawa History Museum.


Lake Nibutani
Reverse Side of Dam
Lake Nibutani
Drainage Side of Dam
Lake Nibutani

Lake Nibutani and Nibutani Dam Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Lake Nibutani and Nibutani Dam

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Parking is provided (10 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number No telephone number
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 442 768 016*48

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations near the Lake Nibutani. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Biratori Onsen Yukara(びらとり温泉ゆから)
Nibutani Familyland Camping Ground(二風谷ファミリーランドキャンプ場)



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