• October 3rd, 2019
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[Raiun Park in Shari] Raiun Spring Water and Raiun Shrine Are at A Little-Known Tourist Attraction

Raiun Park

Meisui-no-Sato Raiun Park (名水の里 来運公園) is a park in Shari town located in the root of Shiretoko Peninsula, and is relatively near Kiyosato town. Its official name is Izumi Forest Raiun Park (いずみの森来運公園). A gazebo, Raiun Spring Water (来運の水), Raiun Shrine (来運神社), a parking lot and a public restroom are built at the site, and most of visitors' purposes are the Raiun Spring Water with tasty spring water from Mt. Sharidake (斜里岳) and the Raiun Shrine that fortune likely comes. * Rai (来) means "Come" in English, and un (運) means "Fortune" in English, so that name is good fortune in Japan. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.

Clear Pond
Raiun Park

A very good fortune place name attracts notice, but originally its place name used to be Raykunnay (ライクンナイ), and it means "A river for dead people" in Ainu language. The river shows a tributary of Saruma River (猿間川). Old Ainu people felt that the river's flow was very slow, so it seemed that it was named. The place name is very dreadful, and it is interesting to note that the place turns into a lot of people coming place after renaming.

Look of Park
Raiun Park
Gazebo
Raiun Park
Public Restroom
Raiun Park
Parking Lot
Raiun Park

By the way, Eagle Liner (イーグルライナー) between the Shari and the Sapporo is in service. Because public transportation is not in service, visitors should come here by a rental car, an own car or a taxi.

List of Means of Transportation

Refer to following a company for the highway bus service between the Utoro and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

(Chuo Bus)中央バス From Sapporo to Utoro
(Chuo Bus)中央バス From Utoro to Sapporo
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are at Memanbetsu Airport and Nakashibetsu Airport.
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are at the Memanbetsu Airport and the Nakashibetsu Airport.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are at the Memanbetsu Airport and the Nakashibetsu Airport.
Jalan
Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are at the Memanbetsu Airport and the Nakashibetsu Airport.
Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are at the Memanbetsu Airport and the Nakashibetsu Airport.
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their offices are at the Memanbetsu Airport and the Nakashibetsu Airport.
Harada Automobile Technical Company(原田自動車工業) Their office is near Shari Station
Jalan
Rakuten
Shiretoko Tourist(知床ツーリスト) Their office is near Kiyosato Station
Jalan
Rakuten
With You Inc.(株式会社ウィズ・ユー) Their offices are near the Shari Station or at the Utoro
Jalan
Rakuten

Raiun Spring Water and Raiun Shrine

The Raiun Spring Water nearby the parking lot and the Raiun Shrine at the innermost of the park are at the Raiun Park.

Raiun Spring Water

The Raiun Spring Water is a spring water from rain and snow of the Mt. Sharidake, and gushes out at 70-80 m above sea level. The water is soft wate, and is easy to drink. Visitors around the town as well as local people come to here to draw water from a watering facility. It seems that some hotel staffs in Utoro come to here to draw water for their hotel guests. A clear pond and the watering facility come into sight after entering a torii, and water powerfully gushes. A monument of Water God (水神碑) is built at the back of those. The park has lush greenery, and I guess that there are negative ions in the air.

Torii
Raiun Park
Monument of Water God
Raiun Park
Very Clear
Raiun Park
Gushing Water Is Turning into Stream
Raiun Park
Watering Facility
Raiun Park

When I drunk chilled water out of my hands at the watering facility, it was easy to drink, and was tasty! The water keep 6 degrees (Celsius) through the year. The tasty water reminded me of spring water of Fukidashi Park (吹き出し公園) in Kyogoku, Niseko. There are some holes on the bottom of the watering facility, so the water can be drawn in water containers without touching the cold water. Besides, Raiun Plastic Bottle (来運ペットボトル) is sold at Roadside Station Shari (道の駅しゃり). Thanks for tasty spring water!

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Raiun Park
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Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (About 10 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day -
Telephone number +81-152-23-3131
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 642 272 735*12

Raiun Shrine

Grounds of the shrine comes into sight after crossing former the river for the dead people and going up the slope approach to the shrine. It takes about 5 minutes from the Raiun Spring Water to the shrine on foot. Large trees grow beside the approach to the shrine, and yezo squirrels sometimes appear. When I visited here, 2 yezo squirrels played tag.

Approach to Shrine
Raiun Park
Grounds of Shrine
Raiun Park

A main shrine and a wooden board to dedicate votive pictures (絵馬) are built at the grounds of the shrine. Judging from the number of the votive pictures, a lot of people came here to attract luck. By the way, the votive pictures are sold at the Roadside Station Shari, and people will dedicate the votive pictures after buying those. In addition, Goshuin (御朱印) is not given.

Shrine
Raiun Park
Votive Picture
Raiun Park
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (About 10 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day -
Telephone number +81-152-23-3131
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 642 272 735*12

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations near the Raiun Park. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

SHARI

Route-Inn Grantia Shiretoko Shariekimae(ルートイングランティア知床斜里駅前)
Shari-Daiichi Hotel(斜里第一ホテル)
Booking
Shari Central Hotel(斜里セントラルホテル)
じゃらん
Shari Onsen Yumotokan(斜里温泉 湯元館)
Booking
Okanmaru(往還丸)
Booking
Clione Camp Guest House(クリオネキャンプ場ゲストハウス)
Jalan
Rakuten
Shiretoko Villa Hotel Freeze(知床ヴィラ ホテル フリーズ)
Booking
Shari Green Onsen(斜里 グリーン温泉)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Sakura(旅館さくら)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Kaze-no-Ko(民宿 風の子)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Midorikobo Shari Soyokaze Campsite(みどり工房しゃり そよ風キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

KIYOSATO

Hotel Kiyosato(ホテル清さと)
Hokuten-no-Wagaya Juru(北天の我家 住留)
Jalan
Rakuten
YHA Kiyosato Ihatov Youth Hostel(YHA 清里イーハトーヴユースホステル)
Rakuten
Inn and Meal FUJI(民宿・食事 富士)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Lodge Fukeiga(ロッジ風景画)
Booking
Guest House Hagoromo 39(ゲストハウスはごろも39)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Shiretoko Guided Fishing and Cottage Neko-no-Shippo(知床フィッシングガイド&コテージ ねこのしっぽ)
Booking
Jalan
Okhotsk House Kiyosato(オホーツクハウスきよさと)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kiyodake-so(清岳荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kiyosato Automobile Campsite(清里オートキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

KIYOSATO ONSEN

Hotel Ryokusei-so(ホテル緑清荘)
Booking.com
Booking.com

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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