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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

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.

Yagishiri Island

Yagishiri Island (焼尻島) that about 200 people live is a small island, and the circumference of the island is 10.6 km. The Yagishiri means "An island near the land" or "An island landing fishes" in Ainu language. About 8,000 tourists come to the island. Speaking of the Yagishiri, sheep and Onko Forest (オンコの森) are famous. A scenery of sheep ranch in the central part of the island and going around virgin forest in the eastern part of the island are main sightseeing. 50 types of about 150,000 virgin trees designated as a natural monument grow naturally. Wild birds can be watched, too. Takanosu-enchi Observation Deck (鷹の巣園地), the Sheep Ranch, Onko-no-Sho tree (オンコの荘) are famous tourist attractions. Yagishiri Ferry Port is built in the northern part of the island, and most of local people live between the northern part and the estern part. There are accommodations such as ryokan between the northern part and the eastern part, too.
Sightseeing Map of PDF in Japanese

Yagishiri Island
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Yagishiri Ferry Terminal
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

In addition, Hibarigaoka Park (雲雀ヶ丘公園), Yagishiri Hometown Museum (焼尻郷土館) and Shirahama Camping Ground (白浜露営場) are also in the island. By the way, 3 restaurants, Ninuma Shokudo (新沼食堂), Shimakko Shokudo (島っ子食堂), Yamasa Shokudo (ヤマサ食堂), and a cafe, Cafe Atlier Okumura (カフェ アトリエ おくむら), open a business for a limited season, and 4 accommodations are built in the island. Pré Salé Yagishiri can be eaten only at the Shimakko Shokudo. Unfortunately, hot springs do not gush out in the island. The Haboro Onsen Sunset Plaza has onsen in Haboro town, Hokkaido mainland, so tourists can enjoy the onsen, too. The Yagishiri has some events. Teuri Yagishiri Sheep Festival (焼尻めん羊まつり) is held between 2days in early August, 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.

Yagishiri Hometown Museum
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Haboro Onsen Sunset Plaza
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Pré Salé Yagishiri
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Yagishiri Sheep Festival
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

A sightseeing reachs its peak from July to August. Means of transportation to the Yagishiri Island are a ferry and a high‐speed craft. Those services run between the Yagishiri Port and the Haboro Port or the Teuri Port. There are some means of transportation for the island tourism, for example, a sightseeing hire or a rental bicycle. I rend the bicycle, and it took about 2 hours to go around the Yagishiri Island by the rental bicycle. Walkers can go around for about 4 hours on foot. Be careful not to be late for the ferry.

Koheikaido Memorial Monument (工兵街道紀念碑)
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Marguerite Path
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

List of Means of Transportation for Island Tourism

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

Yagishiri Sightseeing Hire(焼尻観光ハイヤー) The hire and a guided small bus are alike.
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Nunome Ryokan Sightseeing Hire(布目旅館観光ハイヤー) The hire and a guided small bus are alike.
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Jalan
Rental Bicycle Umehara(レンタサイクル梅原) They rent the rental bicycle near the Yagishiri Ferry Terminal.
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List of Nature and Tourist Attractions

It is said that a scenery of Yagishiri Island looks like Scotland. A combination of a shoreline, the Teuri Island and the Hokkaido mainland is beautiful. The Takanosu-enchi Observation Deck is in the western part of the island, and the Sheep Ranch is in the central part of the island, and the Shirahama Camping Ground is in the sothern part of the island, and the Onko Forest, the Onko-no-sho Tree and Yagishiri Hometown Museum are in the eastern part of the island.

Yagishiri Island
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

Onko Forest

Onko Forest (オンコの森) is a virgin forest in the eastern part of Yagishiri Island (焼尻島). The Onko means "Japanese yew" in Hokkaido dialect. About 50,000 Japanese yews grow naturally, and those have been designated a natural monument in Japan. Except the Japanese yews, 50 types of coniferous trees and broadleaf trees with over 200 years old such as Japanese oak, scarlet-tinged ivy, Amur cork tree, Japanese linden, magnolia, Japanese rowan and Japanese alder also grow naturally in the forest. A cycling road and walks are built in the forest, and there are graveyard for 2 feudal retainers of Aizu Clan (会津藩士の墓), strangely shaped trees (奇木), Hibarigaoka Park (雲雀ヶ丘公園), Uguisu-dani Valley (うぐいす谷) and Onko-no-Sho Tree (オンコの荘) along the cycling road and the walks. In addition, the forest is adjacent to a sheep ranch. A good typical scenery of the Hokkaido comes into the sight if visitors come out of the forest. Admission free. Article is here

Strange Tree "Harp Shaped Tree"
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

Onko-no-Sho Tree

Onko-no-Sho Tree (オンコの荘) is an old tree along a walk path between Uguisudani Vallay (ウグイス谷) and Shirahama Camping Ground (白浜キャンプ場) in the southern part of Yagishiri Island (焼尻島), and is a part of Onko Forest (オンコの森). The Sho (荘) means "A building" in English, for exaple, it is used as a villa (別荘). When I visited here, Marguerite was the best season, and it was full in bloom along the walk path. That was a beautiful view. In addition, a combination of the sea and a sheep ranch is a superb scenery from here. Admission free. Article is here

Dome of Japanese Yew
Onko-no-Sho Tree in Yagishiri Island

Sheep Ranch

Sheep Ranch (めん羊牧場) is a ranch run by Hoshu Farm (萌州ファーム) in the center part of Yagishiri Island (焼尻島), and they raise about 500 suffolk sheep at the grassland of about 80 ha. Those meat are well-known as "Pré Salé Yagishiri (プレ・サレ焼尻)", one of expensive mutton in Japan, and it has a good reputation. The grassland spreads over along Onko Sea Road (オンコ海道), and it is said that the scenery looks like Scottland. I feel a foreign atmosphere indeed, and I think that the scenery is a typical scenery of Hokkaido, too. By the way, outlanders are prohibited from entering the grassland, so visitors should enjoy views along the Onko Sea Road. Article is here

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Sheep Ranch
Sheep Ranch in Yagishiri Island

Takanosu-enchi Observation Deck

Takanosu-enchi Observation Deck (鷹の巣園地) is a lookout point on a small hill in the western part of Yagishiri Island (焼尻島), and is the highest place of around 100 m elevation in the Yagishiri Island. Visitors can enjoy 360 degree panorama such as Teuri Island (天売島), Hokkaido mainland and the sea. Even though this place is very low, I suppose that a superior view may be rare. By the way, there are 3 roads to this place, and the slope of a road called "Onnko Sea Road (オンコ海道)" through sheep ranches is relatively gentle, so it is easier than other roads. An observation deck, a parking lot, a public restroom and a gazebo are built at the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

I Look at Teuri Island
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

Shirahama Camping Ground

Shirahama Camping Ground (白浜露営場) is built in the southern part of the island, and faces the Shirahama Coast (白浜海岸). Visitors can view beautiful views such as the shoreline or the Sheep Ranch. It is said that Mr. Ranald MacDonald (ラナルド・マクドナルド), the first English teacher in Japan, landed here. It seems that totem poles were built as a landing monument actually, but there were not the totem poles when I visited here. A public restroom and a common kichen are built at the site. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Shirahama Camping Ground
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Camping Ground
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
View from Camping Ground
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
View from Camping Ground
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Tiger Lily
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Restroom and Common Kitchen
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Wild Bird
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (5 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day From October to April
Telephone number +81-1648-2-3993
Home page Home page is here

List of Tasty Foods

The Yagishiri is surrounded by the sea, so everyone knows that seafood is tasty. Besides the seafood, the Pré Salé Yagishiri is a noted product. That is an expensive ingredient, so ordinary people rarely eat it. In addition, a conbination of a sea urchin (うに) and a rice bowl (おにぎり) seems to be served in the island. That name is Unigiri (うにぎり).

Shimakko Shokudo

Shimakko Shokudo (島っ子食堂) is a restraunt adjacent to Yagishiri ferry terminal and open a business from mid June to September. It is known as a restraunt that serve local specialty high-quality Suffolk meat "Pré Salé Yagishiri (プレ・サレ焼尻)". Pré Salé Yagishiri is very rare meat, and visitors can eat the mutton at MIKUNI SAPPORO (ミクニサッポロ), Restaurant Moliere (モリエール) and Hokkaido Beer Garden (北海道ビール園) in Hokkaido and at Ginza Totoki (ギンザ トトキ) and Restraunt Quintessence (レストラン カンテサンス) in Tokyo. The visitors can eat the Yagishiri mutton in only Shimakko Shokudo restraunt. In Yagishiri island, the visitors can eat Pré Salé Yagishiri only at Shimakko Shokudo. This mutton is used cooking ingredients mainly at celebrity French restaurants evaluated by Michelin. It is amazing! Article is here

Pré Salé Yagishiri
Mutton Barbecue -Shimakko Shokudo in Yagishiri Island-

List of Events

In the Yagishiri Island, the Yagishiri Sheep Festival is the largest event.

Movie of Yagishiri Sheep Festival

List of Activities

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

Guided Walk

Guest House Yasundeke(ゲストハウス やすんでけ)
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Jalan

Sea Kayak

Nunome Ryokan(布目旅館)
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List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Yagishiri.

Nunome Ryokan(布目旅館)
Booking
Ryokan Isonoya(旅館 磯乃屋)
Booking
Oda Minshuku(小田民宿) Only Tel:+81-1648-2-3637
Guest House Yasundeke(ゲストハウス やすんでけ)

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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