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[Senbodai Lookout in Rumoi] Whole Rumoi Can Be Viewed at Famous Place to See Setting Sun

April 9th, 2016

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.

Senbodai Lookout
Senbodai Lookout in Rumoi
Statue of Okutaro Igarashi
Senbodai Lookout in Rumoi

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

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. Article is here

Rumoi Station
Rumoi

View from Senbodai Lookout

An observation deck is not built at the Senbodai Lookout, and the visitors view the scenery on walks along fences. 3 communications towers block visitors's views, but a comfortable view can be enjoyed. The visitors can get a clear view, such as Teuri Island (天売島), Yagishiri Island (焼尻島) and Mt. Rihirifuji (利尻富士) if it is fine weather.

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Senbodai Lookout in Rumoi

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Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (25 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-164-42-0569
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 416 303 298*31

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)
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

A page of Rumoi is here

Rumoi

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