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Rare Scenery that Todowara and Narawara Are Surrounded by Sea -Notsuke Peninsula in Bekkai-

July 6th, 2014

Neighborhood of Notsuke Peninsula

Notsuke Peninsula (野付半島) is a prawn-shaped peninsula. The ground is made of sand, and a sandbar with 26 km in length is the largest sandbar in Japan. It was designed as the Ramsar Convention wetland in 2005. Tourists can enjoy an unusual scenery that there are flowers and the sea on both sides across a road called flower road (フラワーロード). Todowara (トドワラ) that has become a synonym for Notsuke Peninsula is especially famous. Unfortunately almost Todowara has disappeared, but a typical Notsuke Peninsula scenery spreads over because Narawara (ナラワラ) is still left. A sightseeing ship provides a ferrying service between Notsuke Peninsula and Odaito, Betsukai town (別海町尾岱沼), and the tourists can look over Notsuke Peninsula and Odaito on the sea.

Todowara
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Notsuke Peninsula
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai

Speaking of the Notsuke Peninsula, Hokkai Shrimp (北海縞海老) is noted product. An unique shaped ship called Utase Ship is floated on the sea in Notsuke Gulf, and a fishing scene is famous. The Hokkai Shrimp seems to be able to judge the freshness in the state of striped pattern. It is tasty even if the tourists eat a raw shrimp (Sashimi) or a boiled shrimp and eat because the freshness is a good point for a brand.
A tourist map of Betsukai Town Holidays.

Notsuke Gulf
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Utase Ship
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai

Atmosphere of Notsuke Peninsula Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Notsuke Peninsula

Flower Road

Flower Road is only road with about 15 km in length through Notsuke Peninsula. Because flowers such as Thermopsis Lupinoides, Yezo Liquorice and Rosa Rugosa bloomed along the road, it was named for a beautiful scenery. Tourists park their cars on the Tenbochushajo parking lot and can admire the flowers. Those seem to be seen from May to October. There are gravestones for feudal retainers of Aizu clan along the road, too.

Both Side of Road Is Surrounded by Sea
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Yezo Licorice
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Rosa Rugosa
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (50 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-153-82-1270
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 448 746 358*54

Narawara

Narawara is Japanese oak forest that is eroded by seawater and is stood and decayed. Because it looks mysterious and beautiful, it is popular for seeing a natural scenery. Todowara decreases recently, but Narawara is still worth seeing. But it may disappear as well as Todowara several decades later. I recomend that you will see it early.

Narawara
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Narawara
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (10 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-153-82-1270
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 941 663 702*71

Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center and Todowara

Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center (野付半島ネイチャーセンター) is a sightseeing base of Notsuke Peninsula. There are Todowara and a landing place for a sightseeing ship near here. Todowara is a pine forest that is eroded by seawater and is stood and decayed, and it has become a synonym for Notsuke Peninsula. The inside of the Notsuke Peninsula is tidal flats, and wooden paths are built on the shore. Tourists can take a walk through the wooden paths from the Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center to the landing place for the sightseeing ship on foot. But Todowara has almost disappeared. It can not go against natural law.

Notsuke Peninsula
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Todowara
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Notsuke Peninsula
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Monument of Notsuke Peninsula
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai

There are a restaurant, a souvenir shop, a restroom, the nature floor at the Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center. We can request the nature guide here. In addition, a local dish "Jumbo Scallop Hamburger (別海ジャンボホタテバーガー)" and the Hokkai Shrimp can be eaten at the restraunt.

Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (50 cars)
Business hour From April to October 09:00-17:00
From November to March 09:00-16:00
Regular closing day The year-end and New Year holidays
Telephone number +81-153-82-1270
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 941 610 471*30

Ryujinzaki Wild Flower Garden

Ryujinzaki Wild Flower Garden (竜神崎原生花園) is the most wild flower garden in depth of Notsuke Peninsula. There is Notsukezaki Lighthouse (野付崎灯台) near here, and a restroom is established on a parking lot, too. Yezo Liquorice, Rosa Rugosa and Black Lily are full in bloom from May to October. In addition, it is known as Tsukoya remains named the phantom town "Kiraku (キラク)" in the Edo period.

Ryujinzaki Wild Flower Garden
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Japanease Crane
Notsuke Peninsula Betsukai
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-153-82-1270
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 941 522 752*74

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Notsuke Peninsula.

Minshuku Umi-no-Yado Misaki(民宿海の宿みさき)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Onsen Minshuku Todowaraso(温泉民宿 トドワラ荘)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Otaito Onsen Seaside Hotel(尾岱沼温泉 シーサイドホテル)
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Jalan
Kusunoki Ryokan(楠旅館)
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Notsuke Yumoto Utaseya(野付湯元うたせ屋)
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Hotel Kawabata(ホテル川畑)
Hotel Kusunoki(ホテル楠)
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