- October 7th, 2014
[Lake Nibutani in Biratori] Cool Dam
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.
Ainu Dance has good singing voices, so I like it.
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 (平取温泉) is a hot spring place in Biratori town located in southeastern direction 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. Read More
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 and Nibutani Dam Can Be Watched on Youtube
|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 in the Biratori. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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