Beautiful 360 Degree Scenery of Utoro Can Be Looked over -Oronkoiwa Rock in Utoro, Shari, Shiretoko Peninsula-
July 22nd, 2014
Oronkoiwa Rock (オロンコ岩) is a huge rock with 60 m in height in Utoro, Shari town, Shiretoko Peninsula. There is the Oronkoiwa Rock near Utoro Port (ウトロ港), and there are Godzillaiwa Rock (ゴジラ岩) and Triangle Rock (三角岩) near the Utoro Port, too. There are a lot of huge rocks at this area. This Oronkoiwa Rock has a legend that mischievous tribe called Oronko people made this huge rock as a fort, they seem to play a trick on Ainu people in old days. The Ainu people that angried at the Oronko people seemed to punishment them with a structure trap by using an imitation of a whale. This story is a legend that is told in the Ainu people. But the Oronko people is an actual tribe. They live in Sakhalin, Russian now. This might be a true story. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
There is an observatory on the top, and tourists can enjoy 360 degree view. It is famous as a sightseeing spot that drift ice and sunset can be looked over. You will be surprised at the good view if you climb this rock. But a slope of a mountain trail was steep, and I climbed a stairway while dripping with sweat.
Atmosphere of Oronkoiwa Rock Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (10 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||From mid December to late April|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||894 854 430*10|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Oronkoiwa Rock.
|Shiretoko Grand Hotel kitakobushi(知床グランドホテル 北こぶし)|
|Shiretoko Daiichi Hotel(知床第一ホテル)|
|Shiretoko Prince Kazenamiki(知床プリンスホテル 風なみ季)|
|Kokumin Shukusha Katurada(国民宿舎 桂田)|
|Hotel kifu Club Shireotko(ホテル季風クラブ 知床)|
|Minshyuku Ishiyama(知床の宿 民宿いしやま)|
|Shiretoko Noble Hotel(知床ノーブルホテル)|
|Minsyuku Shiretokoso(民宿 知床荘)||Only Tel:+81-152-24-2058|
|Onsen Minshuku Tanpopo(温泉民宿 たんぽぽ)||
A page of Shiretoko National Park is here
Shiretoko National Park