- October 4th, 2015
[Senboushi-misaki Park in Rishiri Island] Friendly Harbor Seals Can Be Watched at Lava Rocky Place
- Senboshi-misaki Park
- Look of Senboshi-misaki Park
- List of Activities
- List of Accommodations
Senboshi-misaki Park (仙法志御崎公園) is a park in the most southern part of Rishiri Island (利尻島), and is the rocky seaside with a lot of strangely shaped rocks made from lave of Mt. Rishirifuji. Here is a pond surrounded by rocks like a fish preserve, and is famous for watching a harbor seal. Besides, Here is a lookout point to see the sea and Mt. Rishirifuji at the same time. A souvenir shop named "Kanko Misaki Bussan (観光御崎物産)", a resting place, a public restroom and a parking lot are built at the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.
Movie of Senboushi-misaki Park
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 Senboshi-misaki Park
The harbor seal swims leisurely in the pond, and seem to be borrowed from Wakkanai Noshappu Cold Current Museum (ノシャップ寒流水族館) or seem to be taken care of in the sea near the shore, and it is different harbor seal every year, so the harbor seal sometimes is not at the pond. By the way, feeds for the harbor seal are sold at the souvenir shop beside the pond. Probably the harbor seal might be friendly very much because it want to eat the feeds. Dried Rishiri Kombu and fresh sea urchin are sold at the shop, too.
Movie of Feeding Experiences
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (30 cars)|
|Business hour||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||From November to April|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||714 042 776*18|
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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