- October 3rd, 2015
[Kustugata-misaki Park in Rishiri Island] Small Lookout Point Covered with Rocks
- Kustugata-misaki Park
- Look of Kustugata-misaki Park
- List of Activities
- List of Accommodations
Kustugata-misaki Park (沓形岬公園) is a park at Cape Kustugata located in the westernmost tip of Rishiri Island (利尻島), and is also a lookout point next to Kustugata port (沓形港). The park is famous for seeing beautiful rising sun and sunset. The park covered with lava rocks, Kustugata-misaki Lighthouse (沓形岬灯台), Kustugata-misaki Park Camping Ground (沓形岬公園キャンプ場), a parking lot and a public restroom are built at the site. A coin-operated laundry is also provided at the camp ground, and it is very useful for riders or campers. By the way, a round road around the park is one-way road. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.
The Kustugata is a hub town in the western part of the Rishiri Island. Besides the Kustugata-misaki Park, there are the Kustugata Port that Luxury Cruise Ships call at, restaurants, souvenir shops, accommodations and facilities for day trip bathing. Especially, Rishiri Ramen Miraku Head Office (利尻らーめん味楽本店) is famous, and it always has a long line. I ate their ramen, and it was tasty.
Rishiri Ramen Miraku Head Office
Miraku (味楽) is a popular ramen restraunt in Rishiri island. There is a building near Kustugata port (沓形港). It is famous for getting the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition and is known for very short business hours from 11:30 to 14:00, too. Read More
There are some means of transportation for the island tourism, for example, a sightseeing bus and a fixed-route bus managed by Soya bus (宗谷バス), a sightseeing taxi, a rental car, a rental motor scooter and a rental bicycle. I went around the Rishiri Island by the rental motor scooter, and it was very comfortable. By the way, if tourists raise their hand in the case of fixed-route bus happening to pass, they can get on the bus without a bus stop, and can get off the bus without a bus stop.
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. Read More
Look of Kustugata-misaki Park
The park is on the lava rocks from Mt. Rishirifuji. A observation deck, Mini Visitor Center, a wooden path are built on the rocky place, and rocky seaside, the Mt Rishirifuji and Rebun Island can be seen. Alpine plants grow along the wooden path, and grow thick so as to mistake those for weeds. Black lily and Yezo Daylily also grow naturally. Although the park is small scale, the only view from here can be seen.
Atmosphere of Kustugata-misaki Park Can Be Watched on Youtube
Movie of Kustugata-misaki Park
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (10 cars)|
|Business hour||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||From November to April|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||714 361 032*33|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Rishiri Island. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Rishiri Island is here
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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