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[Onuma Komagadake Shrine in Nanae] Oiwa Rocks That Fulfill Wish Are Famous as Spiritual Place

July 24th, 2017

Onuma Komagadake Shrine

Onuma Komagadake Shrine (大沼駒ヶ岳神社) is a shinto shrine in Nanae town located in the northern part of Hakodate city. It is in the north side of the Lake Onuma (大沼), the largest lake in Onuma Quasi-National Park (大沼国定公園), and is near Oiwa-enchi Park (大岩園地) and Reisendo Spring (霊泉洞). The shrine is known for beautiful fresh green and fall foliage, and visitors can enjoy a conbination of the scneries and a solemn atmosphere. The shrine has been established since 1914. An enshrined deity is Ooyamatsumi (大山祗神). A trailhead for Mt. Komagadake (駒ヶ岳) used to be built at the site, and the Onuma Komagadake Shrine was built for praying for safety of hikers. Here is also famous as a spiritual place, and huge rocks called "Oiwa Rocks (大岩)" is at the site, too. Admission free.

Onuma Komagadake Shrine
Onuma Komagadake Jinja Shrine and Oiwa

Oiwa-enchi Park

Oiwa-enchi Park (大岩園地) is a nature park in Nanae town located in the northern part of Hakodate city. It is in the north side of the Lake Onuma (大沼), the largest lake in Onuma Quasi-National Park (大沼国定公園), and is near Onuma Komagadake Shrine (大沼駒ヶ岳神社) and Reisendo Spring (霊泉洞). I tried searching the Oiwa-enchi Park on the internet, but I did not know because a place containg the shrine and Oiwa Rock (大岩) is called the Oiwa-enchi Park or a place jutting into the Lake Onuma is called the Oiwa-enchi Park. Walks, a public restroom and a parking lot are built at the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Lake Onuma from Oiwa-enchi Park
Onuma Oiwa-enchi Park

Reisendo Spring

Reisendo Spring (霊泉洞) is a spring in Nanae town located in the northern part of Hakodate city. The spring gushes out in the north side of the Lake Onuma (大沼), the largest lake in Onuma Quasi-National Park (大沼国定公園), and is one of water resources of the Lake Onuma. Here is famous as a spiritual place, and Torii (a gateway to shinto shrine) and a small shrine building are built at the site. Admission free. A parking lot is at Oiwa-enchi Park (大岩園地), and is free of charge. Article is here

Reisendo Spring
Onuma Reisendo Spring

Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Quasi-National Park (大沼国定公園) is a quasi-national park at the foot of Mt. Komagatake (駒ヶ岳) in the southern part of Hokkaido, and is between Nanae town, Shikabe town and Mori town. Its area is 9,083 ha. The park has been designated as the quasi-national park since 1958, and 2 million tourists come. It consists of the Mt. Komagatake of 1,131 m elevation, an active volcano, Lake Ounma (大沼湖), Lake Konuma (小沼湖), Junsai Swamp (蓴菜沼), and beautiful scneries are highlights. The Onuma Quasi-National Park has been chosen as one of The 3 New Views of Japan (新日本三景) together with Miho-no-Matsubara (三保の松原) in Shizuoka prefecture and Yabakei (耶馬渓) in Oita prefecture since 1915. It is also famous for fall foliage, and has been chosen as one of The 100 Best Fall Foliage Spots in Japan (日本紅葉の名所100選). When the Mt. Komagatake erupted from 50,000 to 30,000 years ago, a river was dammed by flowing mud flood, and those lakes were created. Wetlands have been registered under the Ramsar Convention since 2012, and wild waterfowls such as Goose and Duck rest their wings on the surface of the lake. Article is here

Onuma Quasi-National Park
Onuma Quasi-National Park

Oiwa Rocks

It is said that the Oiwa Rocks flied out of the volcano when the Mt. Komagatake erupted in 1914. I guess that its height of the Oiwa Rock is about 8 m, and its perimeter is about 20 m. A cleft is in the middle of the rocks, and the visitors can pass through the rocks. It is said that a wish comes true if they make a wish while passing through the rocks. Therefore here is a popular spot. But it has been ban entering since October, 2018 because of fallen rocks.

Torii (gateway to shinto shrine) of Onuma Komagadake Shrine
Onuma Komagadake Shrine and Oiwa Rocks
Onuma Komagadake Shrine and Oiwa Rocks
Onuma Komagadake Shrine and Oiwa Rocks
Oiwa Rocks and Torii
Onuma Komagadake Jinja Shrine and Oiwa
Entrance to Oiwa Rocks in Front of Notice Reading: "Entering Mountain Is Prohibited"
Onuma Komagadake Jinja Shrine and Oiwa
Entrance
Onuma Komagadake Shrine and Oiwa Rocks
In Oiwa Rocks
Onuma Komagadake Shrine and Oiwa Rocks
Other Side Is Damp Ground
Onuma Komagadake Shrine and Oiwa Rocks

Atmosphere of Onuma Komagadake Shrine and Oiwa Rocks Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Onuma Komagadake Shrine and Oiwa Rocks

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Parking lot is not provided. * It takes 5 minutes from Oiwaenchi on foot
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-138-67-2170
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 490 324 550*57

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around the Onuma. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Tome-no-Yu(留の湯)
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Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel(函館大沼 プリンスホテル)
Onuma Tsuruga Auberge Epuy(大沼鶴雅オーベルジュ エプイ)
Pension Heine(ペンションハイネ)
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Rakuten
Greenpia Onuma(グリーンピア大沼)
Station Hotel Asahiya(ステーションホテル 旭屋)
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Minshuku Yukkuri Onuma(民宿ゆっくり大沼)
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Granvillage Onuma(グランヴィレッヂ 大沼)
Onuma Nagareyama Ranch Paard Musee(大沼流山牧場 Paard Musee)
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Jalan
Pension Kaza(ペンション 風 KAZA)
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Pension Mori-no-Naka-no-Chisana-Ie(ペンション 森の中の小さな家)
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Jalan
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Onuma Quasi-National Park is here

Onuma Quasi-National Park

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