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[Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island] Beautiful Mt. Rishirifuji and Cape Peshi Can Be Seen at Lookout Point

October 14th, 2015

Himenuma Pond

Himenuma Pond (姫沼) is a man-made pond at about 120 m above sea level in the northern part of Rishiri Island (利尻島), and is relatively near Nozuka Observation Deck (野塚展望台). The perimeter of the pond is about 800 m, and the maximum depth is about 4 m. It is the almost circular pond surrounded by virgin forests. The fish pond for kokanee (* The Kokanee means "姫鱒" in Japanese) has been made since 1917, so it was named as the Himenuma Pond. Here is a popular tourist attraction, and is well-known as a beautiful view of reflection of the rversed Mt. Rishirifuji on the water of the pond. Around the pond is called "Himenumaenchi Park (姫沼園地)", and it is easy to look around. A cycling road and a hiking course are built near here. Himenuma Obseravation Deck (姫沼展望台) is on the way to the Himenuma Pond, and a sea view can be seen.

Himenuma Pond
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island

Movie of Himenuma Pond

Nozuka Observation Deck

Nozuka Observation Deck (野塚展望台) is a lookout point beside Hotel Unigoden (ホテル雲丹御殿) that is famous for sea urchin dishes in the northern part of Rishiri Island (利尻島), and is built at about 15 m above sea level beside a beach near Cape Nozuka (野塚岬). It is relatively close to Himenuma Pond (姫沼). Cape Peshi (ペシ岬), Oshidomari Port (鴛泊港) and Mt. Rishirifuji (利尻富士) can be seen from here. The setting sun from here is also good. Nozuka Parking Park (野塚駐輪駐車公園) with a parking lot and a public restroom is built in the other side across a road. Here is not famous, so few people come. Asmission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Nozuka Observation Deck
Nozuka Observation Deck in Rishiri Island

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

List of Himenuma Pond Tourist Attractions

There are the Himenuma Pond and the Himenuma Obseravation Deck. My visited places as follows.

Himenumaenchi Park

Wooden paths are built around the pond, and whole neighborhood is called the Himenumaenchi Park. It takes about 20 minutes to go around on foot. I suppose that a viewing platform on the way is the best viewing spot of the Mt. Rishirifuji. It is famous for looking at an image of the Mt. Rishirifuji reflected in the surface of the pond and Mt. Rishirifuji at the same time, and the mountain looks most beautiful in early morning. Himenuma Rest House (姫沼休憩舎) is built at the high ground, and photos of the Himenuma Pond are sold at the building. In addition, a cup of coffee using spring water in the Rishri is served, too. A parking lot is a little away from the pond, and a public restoom is built beside the parking lot. Admission free. A parking lot is free.

Around Himenuma Pond Is Called Himenumaenchi Park
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Omoide Bridge
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Himenuma Pond
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Himenuma Pond and Tourists
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Wooden Path Is Built
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Viewing Platform
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Himenuma Pond
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Fortune Bogorchid
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Himenuma Rest House
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Parking Lot
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Public Restroom
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island

Atmosphere of Himenuma Pond Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Himenuma Pond

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-163-84-3622
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 714 495 848*18

Himenuma Observation Deck

The Himenuma Observation Deck is a lookout point on the way to the Himenuma Pond, and is located at a corner of the road at about 65 m above sea level. Cape Peshi (ペシ岬) and Rebun Island (礼文島) can be seen from here. A space is extensive, and it is comfortable. A parking lot and benches are at the site. There are no tourist facilities such as a souvenir shop. Admission free. A parking lot is free.

Himenuma Obseravation Deck
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Benches Are also at Site
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island
Cape Peshi Can Be Seen
Himenuma Pond and Himenuma Obseravation Deck in Rishiri Island

Atmosphere of Himenuma Obseravation Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Himenuma Obseravation Deck

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (7 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-163-84-3622
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 714 525 745*85

List of Activities

Refer to following websites for the activity companies around the Himenuma Pond. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Guided Hiking

Rishiri Nature Guide Service(利尻自然ガイドサービス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
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
Rishiri Hana Guide Club(利尻はなガイドクラブ)

List of Accommodations

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

広告

Northern Rishiri

Kitaguni Grand Hotel(北国グランドホテル)
Booking
Rishiri Marine Hotel(利尻マリンホテル)
Rishirifuji Kanko Hotel(利尻富士観光ホテル)
Hotel Ayase(ホテル あや瀬)
Tanakaya Hinageshikan(田中家ひなげし館)
Ryokan Narita(旅館 なり田)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Ozeki(旅館 大関)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Mukai(旅館 夢海)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Green Wind(ペンション 群林風)
Pension Herasan-no-Ie(ペンション ヘラさんの家)
Booking
Jalan
Rishiri Umineko Guest House(利尻うみねこ ゲストハウス)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Rishirisanso Hana-Rishiri(利尻山荘 花りしり)
Booking
Oyado Maruzen(お宿マルゼン)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kitaguni Grand Hotel Hana Cottage Kitaguni(北国グランドホテル 花コテージ北国)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Reramoshiri(ペンション レラモシリ)
Booking
Jalan
Tanikawaan(たにかわ庵)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Saihokutei(旅館 最北亭)
Jalan
Rishiri Green Hill Inn(利尻ぐりーんひるinn)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Sekiyokan * Ryokan Sekiyo(夕陽館 * 旅館夕陽)
Booking
Ryokan Yukuguni(旅館 雪国)
Booking
Hotel Unigoden(ホテル雲丹御殿)

Western Rishiri

Hotel Rishiri(ホテル利尻)
Booking
Island Inn Rishiri(アイランド イン リシリ)
Shobugawa Ryokan(正部川旅館)
Booking
Nakahara Ryokan(中原旅館)
Booking
Minshuku Kutsugataso(民宿 くつがた荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Nagoriso(民宿 なごり荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Ebisuso(民宿 えびす荘)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Biyakoroso Adachi(びやころ荘 あだち)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Southern Rishiri

Shimayado Hamada(島宿 はまだ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Green House Fujii(グリーンハウス ふじい) Only Tel: +81-163-85-1030
Yama-to-Umi-no-Yado Hoshita(山と海の宿 ほした)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Petit Hotel Kawaichi(プチホテル 川一)
HP
Booking
Ryokan Fuji(旅館 富士)
Booking
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Rishiri Island is here

Rishiri Island

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