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[Piraoro Observation Deck in Saroma] Lake Saroma View with Legend of Threwing Body to Death

August 10th, 2017

Piraoro Observation Deck

Piraoro Observation Deck (ピラオロ展望台) is built on a small hill at 26 above sea level in Saroma town located in the south part of the Lake Saroma. The Piraoro means "A place with a precipice" in Ainu language. It is adjacent to Piraoro-so Ryokan (ピラオロ荘), and Toppushi Fishing Port (富武士漁港) is on the foot of the hill. The small hill was used as a watch stand for searching fishes in Ainu period. It is a legendary place that an Ainu young girl threw her body, too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Saromako Observation Deck (サロマ湖展望台) is near here.

Piraoro Observation Deck and Parking Lot
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck
Piraoro-so Ryokan
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck
Restroom
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck

Lake Saroma

Lake Saroma (サロマ湖) is a brackish water lake among Kitami city, Saroma town and Yubetsu town, and is the 3rd largest lake after Lake Biwa (琵琶湖) and Lake Kasumigaura (霞ヶ浦) in Japan. A sandbar of 200 to 700 m width separates the lake from the Sea of Okhotsk (オホーツク海), and the lake links the sea with only 2 points. In old days, the sandbar separeted the lake from the sea depending on seasons perfectly. The perimeter of the lake is about 87 km, and the maximum depth is 19.6 m. The lake has no name in Ainu language, and they called it just lake. It is well-known for tasty seafood such as Oyster and Scallop, and fishing Japanese pond smelt is popular in a winter. Article is here

Sunset in Lake Saroma
Coral Grass Colony in Lake Saroma

Look of Piraoro Observation Deck

The appearance is stylish. It takes about a minute from the parking lot to here on foot. The Toppushi Fishing Port and the Lake Saroma can be viewed. A view is not better than a view of the Saromako Observation Deck. But it easy to enjoy the view. It opens a business in a winter, too, and here is one of few places to see the winter lake at high position. Visitors can enter the observation deck inside to ward off cold.

Piraoro Observation Deck. Stylish Appearance
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck
Iron Squirrel and Acorn
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck
Observation Deck on Rooftop
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck
View from Observation Deck on Rooftop
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck
View from Observation Deck on Rooftop
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck
Winter View from Piraoro Observation Deck
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck
Inside of Observation Deck
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck
View from Inside of Observation Deck
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck
Piraoro Observation Deck from Toppushi Fishing Port
Saroma, Lake Saroma, Piraoro Observation Deck

Atmosphere of Piraoro Observation Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube

広告

Movie of Piraoro Observation Deck

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (5 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-1587-2-1200
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 955 051 172*53

List of Accommodations

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

Lake Saroma Tsuruga Resort(サロマ湖鶴雅リゾート)
Saromakohan Youth Hostel(サロマ湖畔ユースホステル)
Booking
Saromako Yurinkan(サロマ湖悠林館)
Booking
Tabibito-yado Saromanian(旅人宿 さろまにあん)
Booking
Jalan
Sencho-no-Ie(船長の家)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Watanabe(民宿わたなべ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Misuzu(民宿三鈴) Only Tel:+81-1587-6-2152
Ryokan Piraoroso(旅館 ピラオロ荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Lake Palace(レイクパレス)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Hama-no-Ie(民宿浜の家) Only Tel:+81-1586-5-3470
Sanrihama Camping Ground(三里浜キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kimuaneppusaki Camping Ground(キムアネップ岬キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

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