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[Road to Heaven in Shari] About 28 KM-Length Straight Road and Nameless Observation Deck

August 5th, 2017

Road to Heaven

Road to Heaven (天に続く道) is a straight road with about 28 km in total length in Shari town, and was named after stretching to the sky. There are 2 views, 18 km or 28 km on the internet. When I measure the distance on the Google Map, the total length of the straight road is 28 km, and the straight road from a starting point to National Route is 18 km. A view is comfortable in the daytime, and the view with the red sky is good in the sunset, too. The sunset cross the tip of the road may sometimes be seen from mid September to late September. Here was once a secret popular spot only for motorcycle riders, but a lot of tourists come at present.

Road to Heaven
Road to Heaven in Shari

Movie of Road to Heaven

Ikushina Primeval Flower Garden (以久科原生花園), Shari Shuen Burial Mounds (斜里朱円周堤墓群) and Unabetsu Ski Ground (ウナベツスキー場) are relatively near here. By the way, a direct bus from Sapporo or New Chitose Airport to here does not run, but 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. But Shari Bus (斜里バス) operates a sightseeing bus via the Road to Heaven only in a summer, and this bus is reservation-only.

List of Highway Bus

Refer to following a company for the highway bus service between the Shari and the Sapporo.

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Shiretoko
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Shiretoko to Sapporo

Ikushina Primeval Flower Garden

Ikushina Primeval Flower Garden (以久科原生花園) is a nature garden facing the Sea of Okhotsk in Shari town located in the root of Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島). The distance between Shari Station and here is about 4 km away. There are nothing around here in particular. The Ikushina means "A river through there" in Ainu language, and may pointo to Ikushina River (幾品川) near here. The primeval flower garden is a little bit unusual, and has 2 types of the nature garden, the sea side and the green belt side along the sea. In a summer, primeval flower and magnificent Shiretoko Mounain Range (知床連山) can be enjoyed, and the sea covered with drift ice can be viewed in a winter. Here is not famous, so few people visit. It may be said that here is a little-known tourist attraction. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge, too. There are no facilities such as a restroom and a food stall. Article is here

Summer Ikushina Primeval Flower Garden
Ikushina Primeval Flower Garden in Shari

List of Road to Heaven Tourist Attractions

Nameless Observation Deck (名も無き展望台) is built on hillside, and Staring Point (スタート地点) is at the end of the road.

Road to Heaven
Road to Heaven in Shari

Staring Point

Staring Point is a platform for photos built together with a parking lot in 2018, and is located around the highest road at about 120 m above sea level, and about 28 km-length road can be enjoyed. A lot of visitors come, and it become popular. But a view from here is disturbed by an electrical wire, so it might be a good idea to go down the road a little to take a photo. In addition, a road to the Sea of Okhotsk in another direction also is a good view. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are not facilities such as a restroom and a shop.

Parking Lot
Road to Heaven in Shari
Platform for Photos
Road to Heaven in Shari
Straight!
Road to Heaven in Shari
About 28 km of Length
Road to Heaven in Shari
Road to Sea of Okhotsk
Road to Heaven in Shari

When I took a photo, I met Mr. T from the Sapporo, and we had a chat. We got excited over talking about onsen and photos, and shared information about good onsen and good shooting place. Then he gave me a good gift, boiled Hokkai Shrimp bought in Rausu. It tasted rich shrimp flavor, and boiled roe was good texture. Thanks, Mr. T!

広告

Boiled Hokkai Shrimp
Road to Heaven in Shari
Boiled Roe
Road to Heaven in Shari
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (about 8 cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 642 561 460*88

Nameless Observation Deck

Nameless Observation Deck is built along the Road to Heaven on the hillside at about 75 m above sea level. Its height is about 4 m, and it is the size that about 6 people can enter. The Road to Heaven from the observation deck is not superb view, but a view of the sea side is very good. The sea goes well with windbreaks and fields, and a typical view of Hokkaido can be enjoyed. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Road to Heaven
Road to Heaven in Shari
Nameless Observation Deck
Road to Heaven in Shari
Look of Nameless Observation Deck
Road to Heaven in Shari
View from Nameless Observation Deck
Road to Heaven in Shari
View from Nameless Observation Deck
Road to Heaven in Shari

Atmosphere of Nameless Observation Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Nameless Observation Deck

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (about 10 cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 642 559 474*66

List of Accommodations

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

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
Booking.com
Booking.com

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