- October 24th, 2017
[Shin-arashiyama Sky Park Observation Tower in Memuro] Typical View of Tokachi Can Be Enjoyed at Lookout Point
Shin-arashiyama Sky Park Observation Tower
Shin-arashiyama Sky Park Observation Tower (新嵐山スカイパーク展望台) is a lookout point in Memuro town located in the western part of Obihiro city. The observation tower is built around the mountaintop of Mt. Shin-arashiyama (新嵐山) of about 340 m elevation, and a typical scenery of Hokkaido can be seen. A park named Shin-arashiyama Sky Park is developed at the foot of the Mt. Shin-arashiyama, and a ski ground, a tennis court, a park golf course, Memuro Town Arashiyama Auto Campsite (芽室町嵐山オートキャンプ場), Kokuminshukusha Shin-arashiyama-so (国民宿舎 新嵐山荘) and Koropokru (コロポックル) are built, and the park has an atmosphere like a resort. A pavement road to the mountaintop is built, and visitors can go up the mountain by their cars. But the narrow road is one car width, so drive carefully! A public restroom and a parking lot are built near the observation tower. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.
Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Memuro, Soba-no-Sato Bibairo (蕎麦の里びばいろ), Sobakura Taishoan (そば蔵 大正（笑）庵), Kisan Memuro Branch (紀山 芽室店), Akazukin (あかずきん), Memuro Gama (めむろ窯), Barbecue KAGURA (焼肉 KAGURA) and Country Blanc (カントリーブラン) are popular in particular. I ate dishes at the Soba-no-Sato Bibairo and the Barbecue KAGURA, and those were tasty. As for onsen, the Memuro has few onsen facilities, so tourists can take a day trip bath only at Super Sento Hounomai Memuro Branch (スーパー銭湯鳳乃舞 芽室).
Soba-no-Sato Bibairo (蕎麦の里びばいろ) is a popular buckwheat noodles restraunt in Memuro town in the west of Obihiro city. A solitarily restraunt is built in fields, and visitors can experience Tokachi. Soba-no-Sato Bibairo was once called "Visionary Buckwheat Noodles Restraunt (幻のそば店)" by buckwheat noodles evangelist, but it closed a business, and a current owner took over the restraunt and reopened a business in 2005, so got the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. Read More
Barbecue Kagura is a famous barbecue restraunt in Memuro town on the west of Obihiro city and opened a business in 2008. A building was a red brick warehouse that was used by a farm co-op once, and they serve meats and vegetables produced in Tokachi now, so got the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. I visited here around 17:00 on weekdays and sat at table. All seats are tables, and family customers seem to enjoy. Read More
Look of Shin-arashiyama Sky Park Observation Tower
2-story wooden observation tower is built around the mountaintop. The height is supposedly about 8 m. After going up stairs, visitors reach the observation deck. Patchwork-like windbreaks and fields can be seen, and they can feel vast Tokachi plain. What a lot of fields! Stary sky is beautiful in the evening. Especially, here is popular with tourist motorcycle riders, and a motorcycle rider that happened to be at Shikaribetsukyo Onsen Shika-no-Yu (然別峡温泉 鹿の湯) told me Shin-arashiyama Sky Park Observation Tower was very good, so I visited here.
Atmosphere of Shin-arashiyama Sky Park Observation Tower Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (10 cars)|
|Business hour||24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||592 883 185*14|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Memuro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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