- July 2nd, 2016
[Takanosu-enchi Observation Deck in Yagishiri Island] 360 Degree View Can Be Enjoyed at Highest Place in Yagishiri
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 adjacent to Sheep Ranch. Here 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.
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. Read More
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.
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. Read More
Look of Takanosu-enchi Observation Deck
The observation deck surrounded by wooden fences is built on the small hill. A view is very good because of the highest place in the island. The superb view can be savored if it is the fine weather. Benches are set to take a rest at the site, too.
Atmosphere of Takanosu-enchi Observation Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (5 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||929 346 475*43|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Yagishiri.
A page of Yagishiri Island is here
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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