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[Rumoi] Tourist Attractions, Setting Sun and 3 Major Surges in The World Can Be Enjoyed in Port City

August 11th, 2014

RUMOI

Rumoi (留萌) that about 20,000 people live is the 32th largest port city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Northern Hokkaido area. It is located in the northwestern part of Asahikawa city, and seafood processing is flourished. Market share of Herring Roe (カズノコ) grows to 50% of the total domestic production. In the old days, a lot of the herrings used to be caught around here. But a herring fishing industry is unfortunately not flourishing at present. As for a climate, the wind is relatively light in a summer, but it is so windy in a winter, and it snows relatively hard. Shore of Rumoi breaked by heavy surging waves is one of 3 Major Surges in The World along with Madras in India and Wick in Scotland, and 7.6 m height and 106 m length surges that was not tsunami was observed, and the highest record is 12.07m. Especially, the sea rages in the winter.

Rumoi Station
Rumoi
Herring Roe
Rumoi

Movie of Rumoi

The Rumoi was named after Rur-Mo-Ot-Pe that means "A river that seawater flows to the depth" in Ainu language. The setting sun in the Rumoi has been chosen as "100 Best Setting Sun in Japan (日本の夕陽百選)". The setting sun across the Sea of Japan is famous for beautiful. It is sometimes said that the setting sun in the Rumoi is the most beautiful in the Japan. The setting sun can be seen from Cape Ogon (黄金岬), Senobodai Lookout (千望台) and Reiju Ranch (礼受牧場), and those are famous tourist attractions in the Rumoi. Except those, well-known tourist attractions are Kamuiwa Comprehensive Park (神居岩総合公園), Rumoi Umi-no-Furusatokan (留萌市海のふるさと館), Miharashi Park (見晴公園) and Golden Beach Rumoi (ゴールデンビーチるもい). A sightseeing map of the Rumoi that is distributed at Rumoi Station is very easy to read, please look at the sightseeing map.

Cape Ogon
Rumoi
Reuke Ranch
Rumoi
Kamuiwa Comprehensive Park
Rumoi
Golden Beach Rumoi
Rumoi

Speaking of tasty foods in the Rumoi, Ekimae Kaiei (駅前海栄) and Cury Zion (カリーザイオン) are famous, and are given bib gourmand by the Michelin Hokkaido. In addition, tasty seafood has a good reputation, too. As for onsen, Kamuiwa Onsen (神居岩溫泉) is only hot spring facility in the Rumoi. By the way, the Rumoi is used as a shooting place of Japanese movie The Third Murder that Mr. Masaharu Fukuyama (福山雅治), a famous actor, plays the leading character.

Ekimae Kaiei
Rumoi
Curry Zion
Rumoi

Movie of The Third Murder

The Rumoi has some events, too. Ororon Snow Paradise is held between 2days in early February, and Herring Roe Town Rumoi Festa (カズノコのマチ留萌フェスタ) is held only in a day, early May, The Sea of Japan CUP Beach Volleyball Tournament in Rumoi is held only in a day, early July, and Rumoi Donto Festival (るもい呑涛まつり) is held between 2days in late July, and Rumoi Shrine Festival (留萌神社例祭) is held between 3days in mid July, and Ororon Summer Festa (オロロンサマーフェスタ) and Yanshu Bon Festival (やん衆盆踊り) are held only in a day, mid August, and LoveRiver Rumoi River Festival is held only in a day, mid August, and Rumoi Health Marathon (健康づくり留萌マラソン大会) is held only in a day, early September. By the way, a highway bus "Rumoi-go (るもい号)" and an express bus "Haboro-go (はぼろ号)" run between the Rumoi and the Sapporo.

List of Highway Bus

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

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Rumoi
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Rumoi to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Engan Bus(沿岸バス) From Sapporo to Haboro
Jalan
Rakuten
Engan Bus(沿岸バス) From Haboro to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten

Naure and Tourist Attractions

The Cape Ogon and the Senobodai Lookout are famous tourist attractions. In addition, there are Reiju Ranch and Group of Stone Warehouses (石倉倉庫群). Coastal scenery and natural scenery are highlights of the Rumoi after all. The Kamuiwa Comprehensive Park is well-known as a good place to see cherry blossoms. My visited places are as follows.

Kamuiwa Comprehensive Park
Rumoi

Cape Ogon

Cape Ogon (黄金岬) is a lower cape together with Cape Soya and Cape Noshappu in Ogonmisaki Kaihin Park (黄金岬海浜公園) located in the northwestern part of Rumoi city. Because herrings used to gather to spawn, and those lit up by the setting sun looked brilliant in the old days, the cape was named the Cape Ogon. As origin of its name suggests, the Cape Ogon still has been famous as a good place to see the beautiful setting sun, and the setting sun in the Rumoi has been chosen as "100 Best Setting Sun in Japan (日本の夕陽百選)". It is sometimes said that the setting sun from here is the most beautiful in Japan. There are Rumoi Ogonmisaki Campsite (留萌黄金岬キャンプ場), a public restroom and restraunts near the cape, and Rumoi Umi-no-Furusatokan Hall (留萌市海のふるさと館) is built on a hill, too. The Sea of Japan can be viewed there. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Cape Ogon
Cape Ogon Rumoi

Senbodai Lookout

Senbodai Lookout (千望台) is on a hill at about 180 m above sea level in the southern part of Rumoi city, and visitors can view whole city of the Rumoi. Here is a good place to see the setting sun, and the setting sun in the Rumoi has been chosen as "100 Best Setting Sun in Japan (日本の夕陽百選)". It is also famous as a night view tourist attractions. There is Rurumoppe-Ikoi-no-Mori Forest (るるもっぺ憩いの森) around here, and Rumoi people sometimes go on a hiking to relax themselves. Senbodai Resthouse (千望台レストハウス) is built at the site, and the visitors can get some rest. A statue of Mr. Okutaro Igarashi (五十嵐億太郎) called a father of Rumoi Port is built, too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

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Rumoi Can Be Viewed
Senbodai Lookout in Rumoi

Reuke Ranch

Reuke Ranch (礼受牧場) is a municipal ranch on a hill along the Sea of Japan in the southern part of Rumoi city. The Rumoi or the sea of the Japan can be viwed, and it is well-known for enjoying a good view. The ranch is stopping a business, but only Reuke Ranch Stockbreeding Hall Trim (礼受牧場畜産館トリム) opens a business in the site. There are a restraunt and resting place at the building, and an soft serve ice cream and Ororon Ramen (オロロンラーメン) are popular. The 50-70 m elevation hill is called "A hill that wind can be seen (風のみえる丘)", and a wind farm is formed. 10 aerogenerators conspicuous are at a great distance. Beautiful canola flower is in full bloom from late May to mid June. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. The Reuke Ranch Stockbreeding Hall Trim is closed from mid October to late April. Article is here

Golden Beach Rumoi Can Be Seen
Reuke Ranch in Rumoi

Group of Stone Warehouses

The Group of Stone Warehouses is a warehouse of Nippon Express (日本通運) in Rumoi Port, and is relatively close to the Rumoi Station. It is in operation now, so visitors can only look at the appearance of the stone warehouses. I think that the visitors should enjoy that atmosphere rather than a tourist attraction.

Group of Stone Warehouses
Rumoi Group of Stone Warehouses
Rumoi Port
Rumoi Group of Stone Warehouses
Admission fee -
Parking lot -
Business hours -
Regular closing day -
Telephone number -
Home page -

Lake Chibaberi and Rumoi Dam

Lake Chibaberi (チバベリ湖) is a man-made lake in the southeastern part of Rumoi city, and is also the unusual lake that its shape is branched into two. Rumoi Dam (留萌ダム) was built in 2009, and the lake was born. The water surface is 2.2 km2. Because the dam is new, I suppose that it is considered environment and a scenery. Its appearance is the unusual dam, too. The Rumoi Dam is a central core model rock-fill dam made of soil and rocks for flood control and water utilization without an artifact of the concrete. Its height is about 41 m. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Lake Chibaberi
Lake Chibaberi and Rumoi Dam

List of Tasty Foods

Speaking of the Rumoi, seafood is famous. I have an image of tasty seafood such as the Herring Roe, Sushi and Sashimi. But I have never eaten those in the Rumoi, so I would like to eat those. As for the popular restaurants, the Ekimae Kaiei and the Cury Zion are given bib gourmand by the Michelin Hokkaido, and Maruki Zushi (丸喜寿司) and Rumoi Sakanaya (留萌 肴) are given Michelin Plate. Except those, Jyanome Zushi (蛇の目寿司), Rumoi Ekimae Standing up Eating Soba (留萌駅立喰そば) and Yabukin (やぶ金) are popular in particular. My visited restaurants are as follows.

Ekimae Kaiei

Ekimae Kaiei (駅前海栄) is a popular ramen restraunt in Rumoi city located in the western part of Asahikawa city. There is a building near Rumoi station. This ramen restraunt is famous for getting the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. A surfboard is displayed at the entrance. An owner seems to like the sea. The name of the ramen restraunt is used the sea (海 * Kai) in Chinese charactor. Article is here

Kaiei Special Ramen
Kaiei Special Ramen -Kaiei in Rumoi-

Curry Zion

Curry Zion (カリーザイオン) is an popular soup curry restraunt in Hanazono-cho, Rumoi city in the northwestern part of Asahikawa city. It was named after a famous work of Bob Marley, famous reggae singer, and Red color and green color are used as key colors of the restraunt in Rastafarian color, red, yellow and green. Inside of the restraunt has an atomosphere of a variety store. Handemade goods and accessories are sold. The restraunt is not so large, but there are counter seats, tables and raised tatami-floored seating area, so family customers seem to enjoy. Article is here

Fried Chinese Chives and Pork
Soup Curry with Fried Chinese Chives and Pork -Curry Zion in Rumoi-

List of Onsen

The Kamuiwa Onsen is the only hot spring facility in the Rumoi, and has been famous for having an effect against body since Ainu period. I visted the Kamuiwa Onsen.

Kamuiwa Onsen

Kamoiwa Onsen is a hot-spring place in Rumoi city facing the Sea of Japan located in the northwestern part of Asahikawa city, and is only hot spring place in Rumoi district, and is a little far away from the center of the Rumoi. A building is built in a mountain. There are Kamoiwa Multi-Purpose Park (神居岩総合公園), Kamoiwayama Park Golf Course (神居岩山パークゴルフ場) and Kamoiwa Multi-Purpose Park Campsite (神居岩総合公園キャンプ場) near the Kamoiwa Onsen. Except it, Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Article is here

Hotel Kamuiwa
Kamoiwa Onsen Hotel Kamuiwa in Rumoi

List of Events

Various events such as the events using the tasty foods or using snow are held from the spring to the winter.

Movie of Rumoi Donto Festival

Movie of Ororon Summer Festa

Movie of Rumoi Shrine Festival

List of Accommodations

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

Hotel Kamuiwa(ホテル神居岩)
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Hotel North. i(ホテル ノースアイ)
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Hotel New White House(ホテル ニューホワイトハウス)
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Business Hotel R-inn(ビジネスホテル R-inn)
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Jalan
Ryoshi-no-Yado Tomimaru(漁師の宿富丸)
HP
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Rakuten

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