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[Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park] Beautiful Sceneries Containing Seabirds, Sheep, Virgin Forest, Blue Sea, Mountains and Wetland Can Be Enjoyed in Little‐Known Tourist Attractions

July 11th, 2016

Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park (暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園) is a quasi-national park between Ishikari city, Shin-totsukawa town, Uryu town, Hokuryu town and Haboro town in the northern part of Hokkaido along the Sea of Japan (日本海), and extends from the north to the south, and has been designated as the quasi-national park since 1990. The area is 43,559 ha, and the the quasi-national park has the 8th largest area in 57 quasi-national parks (not include national parks) in Japan. It consists of 2 isolated islands, Shokanbetsu Mountain Range (暑寒別山系) and a coast, and beautiful nature such as the sea, the mountains, sea birds, trees, wild flowers and wetlands is highlight. The Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park is divided into 4 areas, Teuri Island (天売島), Yagishiri Island (焼尻島), SHokanbetsu Area (暑寒別エリア) and Atsuta and Hamamasu Area (厚田・浜益エリア), and the Teuri Island, the Yagishiri Island and the SHokanbetsu Area mainly have a lot of highlights.

Teuri Island and Yagishiri Island
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Ororon Line in Atsuta
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Hamamasu Seaside Park
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

The Teuri Island is well-known as an island for the sea birds, and the Yagishiri Island is famous for sheep and Onko trees. Points worthy of note are beautiful sceneries of the remote islands' own. The SHokanbetsu Area has Mt. Shokanbetsudake (暑寒別岳), Mt. Gunbetsudake (群別岳), Mt. Hamamasudake (浜益岳), Mt. Ofuyu (雄冬山), Mt. Minami-shokanbetsudake (南暑寒岳) and the Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland (雨竜沼湿原), and a point worthy of note is hiking. As for the Atsuta and Hamamasu Area, it is said that cliffs such as Amoi Cave (アモイの洞門) is highlight.

Rhinoceros Auklet in Teuri Island
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Sheep in Yagishiri Island
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Haboro Ferry Terminal and Ferry 'Aurora2 (おーろら2)'
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Look of Haboro Ferry Terminal
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Fast Ferry 'Sunliner2 (さんらいなぁ2)'
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

Movie of Teuri Island and Yagishiri Island

I introduce about Teuri Island on the 1st page, and introduce about Yagishiri Island on the 2nd page. I introduce about Shokanbetsu Area and Atusta and Hamamasu Area on the 3rd page.

Teuri Island

Teuri Island that about 300 people live is a small island, and the circumference of the island is about 12 km. The Teuri means "Fish's intestine" or "A footprint" in Ainu language. About 7,000 tourists come to the island. Speaking of the Teuri Island, it is famous as a paradise for the sea birds, and 8 types of One million extinct sea birds such as Common Murre, Spectacled Guillemot, the Rhinoceros Auklet and Auk inhabit, so most of tourists attractions are related to the sea birds, and bird-watching in the southwestern island and the central part of the island and going a superb view trip in the southwestern island are main sightseeing. A part of roads in the island changes to the one way road from June to August, so toursits had better go a trip clockwise. Kusrosaki Coast (黒崎海岸), Akaiwa Obseravation Deck (赤岩展望台), Chidorigaura-enchi Park (千鳥ヶ浦園地) and Kannonzaki Observation Deck (観音崎展望台) are famous as tourist attractions. Teuri Ferry Port is built in the northern part of the island, and most of local people live between the northern part and the eastern part. There are accommodations such as ryokan between the northern part and the eastern part, too.
Sightseeing Map of PDF in Japanese

Teuri Island
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Spectacled Guillemot
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Teuri Ferry Terminal
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
I Look at Yagishiri Island from Port
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

In addition, Umi-no-Uchukan (海の宇宙館), Teuri Hometown Museum (天売ふる里館), Teuri Island Park Golf Course, Forest of Wild Brids (野鳥の森), Teuri Island Camping Ground (天売島キャンプ場) are also in the island. By the way, 3 restaurants, Sumibi Kaisen Banya (炭火海鮮番屋), Meshidokoro Kaiyumaru (めし処 漁師の店 海友丸) and B Port (Bポート), and a cafe, remincarnation, open a business for a limited season, and 9 accommodations are built in the island. The Teuri Island is more large-scale than the Yagishiri Isalnd. Unfortunately, hot springs do not gush out in the island. Haboro Onsen Sunset Plaza (はぼろ温泉サンセットプラザ) has onsen in Haboro town, Hokkaido mainland, so tourists can enjoy the onsen, too. The Teuri has some events. Teuri Sea Urchin Festival (天売ウニまつり) is held between 2days in late July, and Treasure Island "Treasure Legend of Brother Islands" (宝島「兄弟島の財宝伝説」) is held from mid July to late August.

Umi-no-Uchukan
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Park Golf Course
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Haboro Onsen Sunset Plaza
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Teuri Sea Urchin Festival
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

A sightseeing reachs its peak from July to August. The breeding season for the sea birds is from May to July, and it may be said that those seasons are suitable for the sightseeing most. Means of transportation to the Teuri Island are a ferry and a high‐speed craft. Those services run between Teuri Port and Haboro Port or Yagishiri Port. There are some means of transportation for the island tourism, for example, a guided tour, a rental car, a rental motor scooter and a rental bicycle. I went around the Teuri Island by the rental motor scooter, and it was very comfortable. Walkers can go around for about 3 hours on foot.

Forest of Wild Bird
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Shibui Appearance of Teuri Senior High School
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Teurito Camping Ground
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

List of Means of Transportation for Island Tourism

Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Teuri Island.

Ororon Rental(おろろんレンタル) They rent the rental car, the rental motor scooter and the rental bicycle near the Teuri Ferry Terminal.
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Wakomaru Rental Bicycle(和光丸貸し自転車) They rent the rental bicycle near the Teuri Ferry Terminal.
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List of Nature and Tourist Attractions

The Kurosaki Coast, the Akaiwa Observation Deck, the Chidorigaura-enchi Park are in the southwestern part of the island, and the Kannonzaki-enchi Park and the Forest of Wild Birds are in the cetral part of the island. The sea birds can be observed from the sea side, and the wild birds can be watched from the land side, so the island is a paradise for birds. The Umi-no-Uchukan and the Teuri Hometown Museum are in the eastern part of the island, and Teurito Lighthouse (天売島灯台) is in the northern part of the island. The lighhouse is not a tourist attraction, but I like a path to the lighthouse. I think that it is worth seeing.

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Path to Teurito Lighthouse
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Teurito Lighthouse
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Forest of Wild Bird
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

Akaiwa Observation Deck

Akaiwa-enchi Park (赤岩園地) is a lookout point in the southernmost part of Teuri Island (天売島), and is famous for the blue sea and an observation deck jutting out the sea, and is also well-known as breeding grounds of Rhinoceros Auklet and Common Murre. About 800,000 Rhinoceros Auklets have digged myriads of holes around Akaiwa Lighthouse (赤岩灯台) at about 130 m elevation. It is said that it is one of the largest Rhinoceros Auklet's breeding grounds in the world. The scenery is very strange, and I think that visitors get a mysterious impression. Their breeding reachs its peak from May to Junly, and Night Guided Tour for the Rhinoceros Auklets Coming Back to Their Nests (ウトウ帰巣ナイトガイド) is held to observe sea birds in the early evening, too. Akaiwa Observation Deck (赤岩展望台), a visitor route, a parking lot and a public restroom are built at the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Akaiwa Observation Deck
Akaiwa Observation Deck

Chidorigaura-enchi Park

Chidorigaura-enchi Park (千鳥ヶ浦園地) is a lookout point in the southwestern part of Teuri Island (天売島), and is near the highest place in the island. People and wild animals are hard to get close the sea side of precipitous cliffs, so sea birds such as Common Murre and Cepphus Carbo make a nest there. Seabird Observation Hut (海鳥観察舎) is built to observe the sea birds on a cilff of about 150 m elevation. Visitors can enjoy good views as well as the sea birds, too. This place is not famous, but I think that here is a good tourist attraction moved by superb views. A free parking lot is built at the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Seabird Observation Hut and Great View
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

Kannonzaki-enchi Park

Kannonzaki-enchi Park (観音崎園地) is a lookout point in the west coast of Teuri Island (天売島). Kannonzaki Observation Deck (観音崎展望台) is built on a cliff of about 140 m elevation, and the sea of Japan, precipitous cliffs and Teurito Lighthouse (天売島灯台) can be viewed. It is said that the sunset looks beautiful from here, and here is also famous for seeing black‐tailed gulls coming back to their nests in the early evening. When I went here in the daytime, unfortunately the black-tailed gull did not fly, so I looked over just the splendid scenery. A free parking lot is bult at the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Cape Kannonzaki
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

Kurosaki Coast

Kurosaki Coast (黒崎海岸) is in the southern part of the island. Visitors can observe a state that Japanese cormorants (海鵜) have some rest on the reef. Please beware of a viper because the viper (マムシ) inhabits grass. By the way, there is not facility besides a parking lot.

Kurosaki Coast
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Japanese Cormorants Have Some Rest
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Look of Kurosaki Coast
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Akaiwa Observation Deck from Kurosaki Coast
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

Tasty Foods

The Teuri is surrounded by the sea, so seafood is tasty, after all. A local speciality of the island is a sea urchin in particular. A lot of sea urchins grow surely on quays of the port. Such the live sea urchins can be eaten at a souvenir shop beside the Teuri Ferry Terminal.

Sea Urchins Grow on Quay
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park, Sea Urchin

Sea Urchin

Sea urchins for souvenirs are sold, and the live sea urchins can be eaten at the souvenir shop beside the ferry port. As for prices, an extra large sea urchin is JPY 500, and a large sea urchin is JPY 300, and a regular sea urchin is JPY 200. I bought the large sea urchin and the regular sea urchin. Edible parts of the sea urchin are orange ovaries and testicles. It was difficult to eat only the orange parts because around the ovaries and testicles had sands, but my mouth was full of the taste of the sea.

Appearance of Souvenir Shop
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park, Sea Urchin
Shop Staff Choose Sea Urchins
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park, Sea Urchin
Left Is Middle Size. Right Is Large Size.
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park, Sea Urchin
Sea Urchin with Shell
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park, Sea Urchin
Fresh Sea Urchin
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park, Sea Urchin

Movie of Sea Urchin

List of Events

In the Teuri Island, the Sea Urchin Festival is the largest event.

Movie of Sea Urchin Festival

List of Activities

Refer to following websites for the activity companies in the Teuri. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Teuri Sighseeing Guided Tour

Movie of Bird-based Tourism

Nature Live(ネイチャーライヴ)
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Guided Walk

Movie of Guided Walk

Guest House Teure(ゲストハウス天売礼)
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Fishing Boat Cruise

Movie of Fishing Boat Cruise

Minshuku Sakaemaru(民宿 栄丸)
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Experience Activities

Movie of Sea Kayak

Movie of Sea Urchin Catching Experience

Teuri Island Activate Party(天売島おらが島活性化会議)
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Nunome Ryokan(布目旅館)
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List of Accommodations

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

Ryokan Aoitori(旅館青い鳥)
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Ryokan Ororonso(旅館オロロン荘)
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Rakuten
Minshuku Sakaemaru(民宿栄丸)
Booking
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Rakuten
Shima-no-Yado(島の宿大一)
Booking
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Rakuten
Minshuku Takeuchi(民宿竹内)
Booking
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Rakuten
Ryokan Nogami(旅館のがみ)
Booking
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Rakuten
Yamada Minshuku(山田民宿) Only Tel:+81-1648-3-5151
Yorozuya Ryokan(萬谷旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Guest House Teure(ゲストハウス天宇礼)
Booking
Jalan

I introduce about Teuri Island on the 1st page, and introduce about Yagishiri Island on the 2nd page. I introduce about Shokanbetsu Area and Atusta and Hamamasu Area on the 3rd page.

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  1. good! hokkaido! says:

    您好,Kimmy,不用謝,你能樂在其中我也很高興。
    如果天氣晴朗,天賣島和燒尻島是非常好的。
    我也認為赤岩很漂亮。
    請再來北海道!謝謝!

  2. kimmy says:

    您好,我已經從天賣與燒尻玩回來了,感謝您之前提供的資訊與解說,:-D,我最後是一島一天(住羽幌),天賣租輕型機車,燒尻租腳踏車(騎得好辛苦),天氣很好我還曬黑了,我個人比較喜歡天賣(因為有機車?是赤岩很漂亮)

  3. good! hokkaido! says:

    Kimmy您好!

    沒問題,如果你漫漫環島,在兩島能享受十分。
    關於燒尻的租輕型機車,我認為没有。
    燒尻有觀光的士和租自行車。
    但租自行車和租輕型機車(天賣島)的營業到九月中旬結束。
    小心月日!

  4. Kimmy says:

    多謝您的回答 😀
    原來兩島一天就夠了啊,我目前的安排是燒尻,天賣各一天(會太多嗎?)我也是打算在天賣租輕型機車的,但燒尻呢?大多數人在燒尻似乎都是租單車,是因為燒尻沒有輕型機車可租嗎(但我在一篇舊blog文中看到說燒尻有…)?

  5. good! hokkaido! says:

    Kimmy您好!
    我很高興我的網頁對您有用。

    燒尻島和天賣島很小,兩島能一天環島。
    我用租輕型機車(50cc)遊覽了天賣約1小時半。

    ■Ororon租用(おろろんレンタル)
    http://www.teuri.jp/stay/ororonrental.html

    租輕型機車(50cc)2小時間2000日元。
    ※行車執照是必要的。

    對了,在燒尻有唯一出租自行車。

    ■出租自行車梅原(レンタサイクル梅原)
    http://www.haboro.tv/play.php#yagishiri

    出租自行車2小時間800日元。

  6. Kimmy says:

    您好,又來拜讀,獲益良多,謝謝。我打算9月去,當天來回,在天賣只能停留不到6小時,租輕型機車遊覽整島,是否足夠呢?
    之前曾向您詢問過奧尻,感謝您回答。目前正掙扎著是否要奧尻,燒尻,天賣,三者都去(利尻禮文已去過)…

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