- July 11th, 2016
[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
- Shokanbetsu Area and Atusta and Hamamasu Area
- List of Nature and Tourist Attractions
- List of Onsen
- List of Accommodations
Shokanbetsu Area and Atusta and Hamamasu Area
The Shokanbetsu Area and the Atusta and the Hamamasu Area are located in the southern part of the Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park. In the sea side of the park, There are a lot of good places to see the sunset, and sea bathing can be enjoyed along sandy beaches such as the Hamamasu Seaside Park. In the land side, Steep cliffs around the Mt. Shokanbetsudake are highlights, and hiking is also popular.
Movie of Mt. Shokanbetsudake Hiking
Movie of Mt. Shokanbetsudake Backcountry Skiing
List of Nature and Tourist Attractions
The Mt. Shokanbetsudake, the Mt. Gunbetsudake, the Mt. Hamamasudake, the Mt. Ofuyu, the Mt. Minami-shokanbetsudake, the Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland (雨竜沼湿原), Ofuyumisaki Observation Deck (雄冬岬展望台) and Shiragane Falls (白銀の滝) are in the SHokanbetsu Area, and hiking to the mountains and the wetland is popular. In the Atsuta and Hamamasu Area, Ruran Coast (ルーラン海岸) has the Amoi Cave and Cat-shaped Rock (ネコ岩), and the sheer cliffs are points worthy of note. But those cliffs can not seen from the land side because of shutting down old tunnel at present. By the way, Himarwari-no-Sato (ひまわりの里) that is famous for sunflowers is around the SHokanbetsu Area, and Toda Memorial Park Cemetery (戸田記念墓地公園) that is famous for cherry blossoms is also in the Atsuta and Hamamasu Area.
Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland (雨竜沼湿原) is a marshland in Uryu town located in the northwestern part of Takikawa city, and has been designated as the Ramsar Convention. In Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park (暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園), the marshland is a high moor of about 100 ha at about 900 m above sea level. More than 700 ponds and marshs are in the high moor, and more than 200 types of flowers and plants can be observed. The Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland is famous as a little-known spot to be able to enjoy the beautiful nature scenery of Hokkaido. It is said that the best season is from late July to early August, and hikers can enjoy the scenery from mid June to early October. Read More
Ofuyumisaki Observation Deck
Ofuyumisaki Observation Deck (雄冬岬展望台) is a lookout point in the southern part of Mashike town. In Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park (暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園), it has been built since 1999 at Ofuyumisaki Ganseki Park (雄冬岬岩石公園). Cape Ofuyu is one of the 3 famous secret capes together with Cape Ochiishi (落石岬) and Cape Chikyu (地球岬) in Hokkaido. A public restroom is built beside a parking lot. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. The observation deck closes from late October to mid April. Read More
Shiragane Falls (白銀の滝) is a famous waterfall at Cape Ofuyu (雄冬岬) located in the northern part of Ishikari city. In Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park (暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園), it is relatively near Ofuyumisaki Observation Deck (雄冬岬展望台). The waterfall drops along National Route 231 (Ororon Line (オロロンライン)), and was named the Shiragane Falls as opening the road memory in 1981. Water drops around 30 m into the sea. The waterfall is named after the splash that used to look silver color. The whole waterfall could be seen from the sea before building the road, so I suppose that it looks beautiful. By the way, Beware of Pit vipers. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. A restroom is built beside the parking lot, too. Read More
Himarwari-no-Sato (ひまわりの里) is sunflower fields in Hokuryu town located in the southwestern part of Asahikawa city. It is near the roadside station "Sunflower Hokuryu (サンフラワー北竜)" along National Route 275, and the sunflower fields of 23.1 ha are planted on a small hillside at about 100 m above sea level. Whole planted area of the sunflowers in the Hokuryu is 100 ha, and it is the largest planted area in Japan. In the Hokuryu, the sunflowers are planted here and there certainly. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More
Cherry Blossoms of Toda Memorial Park Cemetery
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery (戸田記念墓地公園) is a cemetery run by Soka Gakkai (創価学会) on a small hill of about 60 m altitude in Atsuta ward (厚田区), Ishikari city (石狩) located in the northeast part of Sapporo city. Mr. Seijo Toda (戸田城聖), the second-generation president of the Soka Gakkai, grew in the Atsuta, so the Toda Memorial Park Cemetery was developed in his memory in 1977. More than 54,000 graves are built on the site, and the size is large. Here is well-known as one of the best cherry blossom spots in Hokkaido. Although it is a religious facility, it opens to the public during a cherry blossom season. Especially, it attracts overseas people these days. The best time to see the cherry blossoms is about from early May to mid May. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More
List of Onsen
The SHokanbetsu Area and the Atsuta and Hamamasu Area have few onsen. As far as I know, the onsen is just Iwao Onsen (岩尾温泉). But Hamamasu Onsen (浜益温泉) and Hokuryu Onsen (北竜温泉) are close to those area.
Iwao Onsen (岩尾温泉) is a hot-spring place in Mashike town along the Sea of Japan located in the western part of Asahikawa city and, is well-known for the beautiful setting sun over the sea of the Japan. It is relatively near Cape Ofuyu (雄冬岬) in Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park (暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園). Because it is originally too inaccessible land to hard to build a road, buildings such as Yuseki-so (夕陽荘) and Iwao Onsen Attamaru (岩尾温泉あったま～る) are built on sheer rock along the Ororon Line (National Route 231) thinly. The Iwao Onsen is about 20 km away from the center of the Mashike, and it takes about 20 minutes by car. I missed it several times because the buildings are on the sheer rock. A mark is Iwaoi Fishing Port (岩老漁港). In addition, Drive safely at a precipitous slope. Unfortunately, restaurants, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Read More
Hamamasu Onsen (浜益温泉) is a hot spring place in Ishikari city along the Sea of Japan. Only Hamamasu Recreation Center (浜益保養センター) surrounded by tree is built along Shokan Natinal Route (National Route 451), and a walk course and a park golf course are built around it, too. Kawashimo Seaside Campsite (川下海浜キャンプ場) and Kawashimo Bathing Beach (川下海水浴場) is relatively near here. The distance is around 70 km far away from the center of the Ishikari, and a convenience store is not built around here. Famous tourists attractions around here are Shiragane Falls (白銀の滝) and Cherry Blossom of Toda Memorial Park Cemetery (戸田記念墓地公園の桜). In addition, tasty restaurants around here are particularly Fujimi (ふじみ), Ripple (リップル), Kanetomo Sushi (かねとも寿し), Lyceenne (リセンヌ). I ate a bean-jam pancake at the Fujimi, and it was tasty. Read More
Hokuryu Onsen (北竜温泉) is a hot spring place in Hokuryu town located in the western part of Asahikawa city. Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen (サンフラワーパーク北竜温泉) at road station "Sunflower Hokuryu (サンフラワー北竜)" is built along National Route 275. A gate of dragons is a mark. The building is near Hokuryu Sunflower Field (北竜ひまわりの里) and Himawari Park Golf Course (ひまわりパークゴルフ場), and Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland (雨竜沼湿原) and Rose Garden Chippubetsu (ローズガーデンちっぷべつ) are relatively near here. Read More
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the the SHokanbetsu Area and the Atsuta and Hamamasu Area. 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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