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[Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island] One of Best Good Viewing Spots in Flower Island

October 18th, 2015

Momoiwa Observatoion Deck

Momoiwa Observatoion Deck (桃岩展望台) is a lookout point built on a hill at 228 m above sea level in the southwestern part of Rebun Island (礼文島). 360-degree view can be seen. The Momoiwa Observatoion Deck was named after Momoiwa Rock of about 250 m elevation (桃岩 * Momo means a peach in English and iwa means a rock in English) in front of visitor's eyes, and its shape looks like the shape of a peach. Nekoiwa Rock (猫岩 * Neko means a cat in English) like the shape of a cat back in the sea and Rishiri Island (利尻島) can be seen, too. The Momoiwa Rock and the Nekoiwa Rock are two of 3 great strange shaped rocks in the Rebun Island together with Jizoiwa Rock (地蔵岩). A parking lot is offered near an entrance to the observatoion deck, and a public restroom is built beside the parking lot. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. By the way, the visitors must go up a hill from Kafuka Port (香深港) to here, and may considerably have a hard time on foots or by bicycles. I was dead tired. But coming back was a breeze.

Nekoiwa Rock and Nekodai-Momodai Observatory Can Be Seen
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island

Movie of Momoiwa Rock and Nekoiwa Rock

Momoiwa Rock
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Nekoiwa Rock
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Public Restroom near Parking Lot
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island

Momoiwa Observation Deck Course of 6.4 km total length is built from the Kafuka to Shiretoko (知床), the southernmost tip of the Rebun, and it takes about 3 hours on foot. The hiking course is most popular in 7 hiking courses. The another name is Flower Road, and plants are different depending on each environments such as a grassy plain or a rocky place, so hikers can see 300 kinds of flowers along the hiking course. The flowers are in full bloom from July to August.
Flower Map of Momoiwa Observation Deck Course in Japanese

Movie of Momoiwa Observation Deck Course

Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park

Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park (利尻礼文サロベツ国立公園) located in the northern Hokkaido between Rishiri Island, Rebun Island, Toyotomi Town and Horonobe Town is the northernmost national park in Japan, and has been designated as the national park since 1974. The area is 24,166 ha. It consists of 2 islands, wetlands and the coast, and beautiful nature such as the sea, mountains, wild flowers and wetlands is highlight. Because the Northern Hokkaido has few famous tourist attracsions, the national park is one of the most famous nature tourist attracsions. The Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park is divided into 4 areas, Rishiri Area (利尻), Rebun Area (礼文), Coastal Sand-dune Area (海浜砂丘) and Sarobetsu Area (サロベツ), and the Rishiri Area (利尻), the Rebun Area (礼文) and the Sarobetsu Area have a lot of highlights. Article is here

Motochi Coast
Rebun Island

Look of Momoiwa Observation Deck

The distance is about 200 m away from the parking lot to the observatoion deck, and visitors can reach the lookout after going up a slope. The observation deck has no tourist facilities, but a view is very comfortable if the weather is good. The Momoiwa Rock, the Nekoiwa Rock, around the Kafuka and the Rishiri Island can be viewed, and a conbination of green grass, the blue sea, the blue sky and artifact is also good. Wild flowers can be watched around the observation deck, too.

Path to Momoiwa Observatoion Deck
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Japanese Lady-Bells
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Kafuka Port Can Be Seen
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Communications Towers Are Built
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Var. Compactu
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Typical Scenery of Rebun Island
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Rishiri Island Can Be Seen, too
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Good View
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Whole Momoiwa Observatoion Deck
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island
Momoiwa Rock
Momoiwa Observatoion Deck in Rishiri Island

Atmosphere of Momoiwa Observatoion Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Momoiwa Observatoion Deck

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (13 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-163-86-1001
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 854 169 255*41

List of Activities

Some activity companies serve a guided hiking. Refer to following websites for the activity companies. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Guided Hiking

Movie of Hiking

Rebun Guide Service(礼文ガイドサービス)
Rishiri Island Guide Center(利尻・島ガイドセンター)
ASOVIEW
Rishiri Renbun Guide Net(利尻礼文ガイドネット)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Renbun Island Nature Guide(礼文島自然ガイド)
ASOVIEW
Hana Guide Club(はなガイドくらぶ)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

List of Accommodations

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

広告

Southern Rebun

Mitsui Kanko Hotel(三井観光ホテル)
Booking
Hotel Rebun(ホテル礼文)
Booking
Hana Rebun(花れぶん)
Booking
Ryokan Sakurai(旅館桜井)
Booking
Jalan
Sudomari Kabun(素泊まり花文) Only Tel: +81-163-85-7890
Ryokan Kamomeso(旅館かもめ荘)
Booking
Rakuten
Ryokan Ukishima(旅館うきしま)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Ichibankan(旅館一番館)
HP
Booking
Pension Uni(ペンション う~に~)
Booking
Minshuku Sanko(民宿山光)
HP
Booking
Rakuten
Minshuku Nakamura(民宿なかむら)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Sazanami(民宿さざ波)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Koeimaru(民宿香栄丸)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Yazawa(民宿やざわ)
Booking
Minshuku Hamanasu(民宿はまなす)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Momoiwaso Youth Hostel(桃岩荘ユースホステル)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Motochiso(元地荘) Only Tel: +81-163-86-2162
Ryokan Usuyuki(旅館うすゆき) Only Tel: +81-163-86-1635
Minshuku Kame and Hamanasu(民宿 カメとはまなす)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Fukikaze(民宿吹風) Only Tel: +81-163-87-3032
Nature Inn Hanashin(ネイチャーインはな心)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
At Home Kiriri(あっとほーむきりり)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Miyajimaso(民宿宮島荘) Only Tel: +81-0163-86-1692

Northern Rebun

Minshuku Sukotonmisaki(民宿 スコトン岬)
Booking
Petit Hotel Corinthian(礼文島プチホテル コリンシアン)
Hotel Rebunso(ホテル礼文荘)
Booking
Minshuku Kaido(民宿海憧)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Seikanso(星観荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Rebun Island is here

Rebun Island

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