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Extraordinary Scenery That Toursits Look as If Is Going to Mistake Mt.Tarumae for Mars -Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai-

September 22nd, 2015

Mt. Tarumae (樽前山) with 1,041 m in height is an active volcano in the northwestern part of Tomakomai city and is near Lake Shikotsu (支笏湖). Volcanic activity seemed to begin about 9,000 years ago. There is Triplex Lava Domes called Tarumae Dome (樽前ドーム) on the mountaintop, and it was born when it erupted in 1909. The Triplex Lava Domes are very rare in the world and have designed as the Hokkaido Natural Monument. The climbing season is from late May to mid November. There is a restroom only at the seventh station of Mt. Tarumae parking lot. Because there is not the restroom on the way up mountain, tourists should go to the restroom before mountain climbing. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Lava Dome Is Designed as Hokkaido Natural Monument
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Lava Dome and Higashiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai

Because poisonous gas has been emitting from the lava domes, the tourists do not must go near the lava domes. However, there are walk paths around the lava domes, and the tourists can go around. There are Higashiyama (東山) and Nishiyama (西山) around the lava domes, it is famous for looking over a good view. Because it is about 60-minute walk from the seventh station of Mt. Tarumae parking lot to the top of Nishiyama, I am glad that I can overlook a splendid view easily. It is popular that even beginning climbers can see a superb view.

Only Restroom at Seventh Station Parking Lot
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Climbers Write Climbing Mountain-Climbing Registration
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
5 Minutes Walk to Miharashidai
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Beautiful Lake Shikotsu
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
I Go for Top
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai

I was a beginning climber and left a trailhead around 09:00, and I had a hard time with a rough path on the way, I reached to the Gairinzan Toritsukekuchi (外輪山取付口) in about 30 minutes. A view of Lake Shikotsu and Pacific made me feel better on the way. Then, I went round the top of the Higashiyama and the top of the Nishiyama. The lava domes took my breath away, too, and it was just like walking on the Mars and I just admired the scenery including the paths. I went down the mountain from the top of the Nishiyama to the trailhead around 13:00, I could walk and back for 4 hours.

Rough Path
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Field of Vision Is Opened Widely
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Good View
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
I Will Reach to Gairinzan-Toritsuke in a Little Bit
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Ocean of Trees Spread Out
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Lava Would Flow
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Gairinzan-Toritsuke
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Path to Top of Higashiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Nishiyama and Lava Dome
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Lava Dome
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
I Look at Top of Higashiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Top of Higashiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
View from Top of Higashiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Stacks of Stones
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Lava Dome and Nishiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
I Look over Lake Shikotsu
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Nice Scenery
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
That Path to Mt. Fuppushidake
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Lake Shikotsu
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Poisonous Gas Emitted from Lava Dome
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Parking Lot on Lower Right
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
I Look over Gairinzan-Toritsuke
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Path to Nishiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
I Look at Nishiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Higashiyama with 1,022 m in Height
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Rocks Are Scattered
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
I Look at Tarumaesan Shrine and Top of Nishiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Wintergreen
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Lava Dome Looks Cool
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Tarumaesan Shrine Okumiya
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Object Enshrined
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
I Look at Tomakomai
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Mountaineer Has Lunch While Looking at Pacific
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Lava Dome
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Path to Nishiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Plants Grow around Here
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Alpine Plant
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Mountain Crumbled down
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Lava Dome
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Junction to Top of Nishiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Lake Shikotsu
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Top of Nishiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Path Stretches out
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Top of Nishiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Monitoring Equipments on Top of Nishiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
I Has Sandwich on Top of Nishiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
Alaska Bellflower
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai
View from Top of Nishiyama
Mt. Tarumae in Tomakomai

Atmosphere of Mt. Tarumae Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Mt. Tarumae

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (70 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day From mid November to late May
Telephone number +81-144-32-6448
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 545 707 576*70

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Mt. Tarumae.

Kyukamura Shikotsuko(休暇村支笏湖)
Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa MIZU-NO-UTA(しこつ湖鶴雅リゾート スパ水の謌)
Shikotsuko Daiichihotel Suizantei(支笏湖第一寶亭留 翠山亭)
Shikotsuko Suizantei Club(支笏湖翠山亭倶楽部)
Jalan
Lakeside Villa Suimeikaku(レイクサイド ヴィラ翠明閣)
Booking
Guest House Shikotsu Kamui(ゲストハウス シコツカムイ)
Jalan
Shikotsuko Youth Hostel(支笏湖ユースホステル)
Booking
Jalan
Minshuku Mizuumi(民宿みずうみ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Smile Hotel Tomakomai(スマイルホテル苫小牧)
Comfort Hotel Tomakomai(コンフォートホテル 苫小牧)
Hotel Wing International Tomakomai(ホテルウィングインターナショナル苫小牧)
Tomakomai Green Hotel(苫小牧グリーンホテル)
Booking
Hotel Route Inn Tomakomai(ホテルルートイン苫小牧駅前)
Dormy Inn Tomakomai(ドーミーイン苫小牧)
Toyoko Inn Tomakomai(東横イン苫小牧駅前)
Hotel Sugita(ホテル杉田)
Booking
Business Hotel Motonakano(ビジネスホテル モトナカノ)
Grand Hotel New Oji(グランドホテル ニュー王子)
Hotel Okuni(ホテル於久仁)
Booking
Jalan
Business Hotel Hachinohe(ビジネスホテルはちのへ)
Booking
Oyado Hishokan(おやど 翔馬館)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Hotel Nidom(ホテル ニドム)
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Tomakomai is here

Tomakomai

A page of Shikotsu-Toya National Park is here

Shikotsu-Toya National Park

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  1. good! hokkaido! says:

    Hi, Rock san,
    Thank you for your comment and welcome to Hokkaido!
    I am glad that I could be of assistance to you.
    Mt. Tarumae is very cold in November, so keep warm enough.
    Have a nice trip!

  2. Rock says:

    我十一月到北海道旅遊,正想去 樽前山。你的資料很有幫助。
    Thank you.

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