- November 21st, 2016
[Lake Obirashibe in Obira] Cool Red Bridge and Mt. Tengu
Lake Obirashibe (おびらしべ湖) is a man-made lake in Obira town located in the northern direction of Rumoi city. Obira Dam (小平ダム) was built in 1992, and the lake was born. The water surface is 2.7 km2. The Obira Dam is a concrete gravity dam of 42 m height, and is worth seeing. Dam Park (ダム) is built at the foot of the dam. Obirashibeko Parking Lot (おびらしべ湖駐車公園) is built along Hokkaido Road 126, and the lake can be viewed. Lake Obirashibe Getting Close to Lake and Forest Meeing (おびらしべ湖森と湖に親しむつどい) is held at the Dam Park only in a day, late July. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Obira, Sumire (すみれ・), Obira Nishin Banya (おびら鰊番屋) and Soba and Cafe Karakure (そば&カフェ からくれ) are popular in particular. I ate a dish at the Sumire, and it was tasty. As for onsen, a day trip onsen can be enjoyed at Tappurikan (たっぷりかん). In addition, a day trip bathing using artificial hot springs, Komyouseki (光明石), can be enjoyed at Yuttarikan (ゆったりかん), too.
Shokujidokoro Sumire (食事処すみれ) is a long-established restraunt in Obira town located in the northern direction of Rumoi city and was founded in 1954. Seafood such as a sea urchin or a scallop are famous, and it is known for serving a large heliping of ramen, curry and rice, pork cutlet rice bowl. It is the restaurant that not only a tourist but also local people use. I visited here around 13:00 on weekdays, the restraunt was almost full. It had high popularity just as rumored. I was able to enter here without waiting because it was a time when other visitors just returned. Read More
Look of Lake Obirashibe
I dropped in at the Obirashibeko Parking Lot, and viewed the lake there. Takimi Bridge (滝見橋) across the lake is outstanding, and is the longest bridge across the lake in Hokkaido. I think that the red bridge is cool, and a conbination of it and Mt. Tengu (天狗山) is good. By the way, the Obira is famous as a place to excavate a fossil of Hadrosauridae, and a monumental statue of the Hadrosauridae is built.
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (25 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||818 260 309*16|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Obira.
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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