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[Saromako Observation Deck in Saroma] 360 Degrees View and Narrow Raod

August 10th, 2017

Saromako Observation Deck

Saromako Observation Deck (サロマ湖展望台) is built on the top of Mt. Horoiwa (幌岩山) of 376 m height in Saroma town located in the south part of the Lake Saroma, and is the only tourist attraction to view whole Lake Saroma. A parking lot and a public restroom are on the site. A trail is built from the bottom of the mountain to the mountaintop, and it takes about 60 minutes on foot. The observation deck is famous for a good view and dangerous roads to the mounatintop. 2 roads are built from Toppushi Fishing Port (富武士の港) and Kitakatsu Fishery (北勝水産) to the observation deck. But gravel roads of about 5 km length are rough, and those have just width that one car can go ahead along the road. So attention is necessary for driving. It is difficult to pass large cars. The roads are closed in a winter.

Road to Saromako Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck

Movie of Road to Saromako Observation Deck

Entrance of Saromako Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck Comes into Sight
Saromako Observation Deck
Path to Saromako Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck
Steps to Saromako Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck
Steps
Saromako Observation Deck
Public Restroom
Saromako Observation Deck
Parking Lot
Saromako Observation Deck

Lake Saroma

Lake Saroma (サロマ湖) is a brackish water lake among Kitami city, Saroma town and Yubetsu town, and is the 3rd largest lake after Lake Biwa (琵琶湖) and Lake Kasumigaura (霞ヶ浦) in Japan. A sandbar of 200 to 700 m width separates the lake from the Sea of Okhotsk (オホーツク海), and the lake links the sea with only 2 points. In old days, the sandbar separeted the lake from the sea depending on seasons perfectly. The perimeter of the lake is about 87 km, and the maximum depth is 19.6 m. The lake has no name in Ainu language, and they called it just lake. It is well-known for tasty seafood such as Oyster and Scallop, and fishing Japanese pond smelt is popular in a winter. Article is here

Sunset in Lake Saroma
Coral Grass Colony in Lake Saroma

Look of Saromako Observation Deck

The Saromako Observation Deck declares that 360 degrees view can be enjoyed, and it is a fact. It has a splendid view. Visitors can view Shiretoko Mountain Range and the whole Lake Saroma, and it is famous for seeing beautiful sunset. Sightseeing telescopes are provided, too. It has sometimes foggy days, so the visitors can enter the observation deck inside to ward off cold. It takes about 5 minutes from the parking lot to here on foot. Steps are steep, so you had better wear comfortable shoes. In a summer, you had better bring an insect repellent because a lot of gnats or horseflies try to bite your skin, too. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.

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Saromako Observation Deck. Stylish Appearance
Saromako Observation Deck
360 Degrees View
Saromako Observation Deck
Largest Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck
View from Saromako Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck
Smallest Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck
View from Smallest Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck
Cape Kimuaneppu Comes into Sight
Saromako Observation Deck
Sandbar Separates Sea of Okhotsk from Lake Saroma
Saromako Observation Deck
Highest Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck
Highest Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck
Lake Saroma
Saromako Observation Deck
Lake Saroma
Saromako Observation Deck
Inside of Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck
View from Inside of Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck
Inside of Observation Deck
Saromako Observation Deck

Atmosphere of Saromako Observation Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Saromako Observation Deck

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (10 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-1587-2-1200
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 955 055 328*20

List of Accommodations

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

Lake Saroma Tsuruga Resort(サロマ湖鶴雅リゾート)
Saromakohan Youth Hostel(サロマ湖畔ユースホステル)
Booking
Saromako Yurinkan(サロマ湖悠林館)
Booking
Tabibito-yado Saromanian(旅人宿 さろまにあん)
Booking
Jalan
Sencho-no-Ie(船長の家)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Watanabe(民宿わたなべ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Misuzu(民宿三鈴) Only Tel:+81-1587-6-2152
Ryokan Piraoroso(旅館 ピラオロ荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Lake Palace(レイクパレス)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Hama-no-Ie(民宿浜の家) Only Tel:+81-1586-5-3470
Sanrihama Camping Ground(三里浜キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kimuaneppusaki Camping Ground(キムアネップ岬キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

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