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[Nabetsuru-iwa Rock in Okushiri Island] Nabetsuri-iwa Rock Is Famous as Icon of Okushiri

October 3rd, 2016

Nabetsuru-iwa Rock

Nabetsuru-iwa Rock (鍋釣岩) is a strangely shaped rock near Okushiri Ferry Port in the eastern part of Okushiri Island, and is famous as an icon of the Okushiri. The blue sea goes well with the arch, and a combination of the setting sun and the strangely shaped rock is popular. The rock is lit up in the evening, and it seems to look beaufitul. A view is nice in a winter, too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There is a public restroom, too.

Rocks Made of Andesite
Nabetsuru-iwa Rock in Okushiri Island

Movie of Nabetsuru-iwa Rock

Illuminating Lights and Parking Lot
Nabetsuru-iwa Rock in Okushiri Island

Okushiri Island

Okushiri Island (奥尻島) that about 2,800 people live is a remote island with about 18 km in circumference in the southern part of Hokkaido. It is locatd about at the westernmost part of the Hokkaido, and the island from north to south has a similar shape to Rebun Island (礼文島). About 32,000 tourists come here. Speaking of the Okushiri Island, clear blue sea called Okushiri Blue is famous, and sea urchin, abalone and wine are noted product. The main of Okushiri tourism is going a round the island. The Okushiri Island is roughly divided into 4 areas, Okushiri Area with Okushiri Ferry Port, Aonae Area with Okushiri Airport, Northeast Area and Northwest Area. Article is here

Okushiri Island
Okushiri Island

Look of Nabetsuru-iwa Rock

Andesites of about 19 m height have been eroded by winds and waves, and changed to doughnut-shaped rocks. Because its form looked like a handle of a pan by old people, it seemed to be named as "Nabetsuru (Japanese handle of the pan)". It is interesting that such rocks are created naturally. By the way, after a strong earthquake off the southwest coast of Hokkaido in 1993, a part of the rocks collapsed and was restored.

Berberis amurensis Ruprecht Grows on Rocks
Nabetsuru-iwa Rock in Okushiri Island
Observation Deck and Sign Board
Nabetsuru-iwa Rock in Okushiri Island
Ferry Port Comes into Sight. Sea Is Blue
Nabetsuru-iwa Rock in Okushiri Island

Atmosphere of Nabetsuru-iwa Rock Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Nabetsuru-iwa Rock

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A free parking is provided (5 cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-1397-2-3456
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 781 587 586*08

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Okushiri Island. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

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Northeast Area

Oyado Kikuchi(御宿きくち)
Booking
Tabi-no-Yado Osuda(旅の宿 大須田)
Booking
Minshuku Kimurasanchi(民宿木村さん家)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Inaho(民宿 いなほ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Okushiri Area

Minshuku Oguro(民宿おぐろ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Travel House Omoide(トラベルハウス思い出)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hama Ryokan(浜旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Minshuku Kawajiri(民宿川尻)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Kobayashi(民宿小林)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Furusatokan(民宿ふる里館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Ishioka(民宿いしおか)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Seiunmaru(民宿清運丸)
Booking
Rakuten

Northwest Area

Okushiri Guesthouse Imacoco(奥尻ゲストハウス Imacoco)
Minshuku Kasai(民宿かさい)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Aonae Area

Okamoto Ryokan(岡本旅館)
Booking
Minshuku Nattsu(民宿 ナッツ)
Booking
Jalan
Kikuchi Ryokan(菊地旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Ryokan Aobaso(旅館 青葉荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Doi(民宿土井)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Asahi Minshuku(朝日民宿)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku without Meal Shima-Jikan(素泊民宿 島じかん)
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Ryokan Takedaso(民宿旅館 竹田荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Koyama(ペンションこやま)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Okushiri is here

Okushiri Island

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