- September 20th, 2017
[Tawadaira Observaton Deck in Shibecha] 360-Degree Panorama View Covered with Green World
Tawadaira (多和平) is a hill in Shibech town located in the northeastern part of Kushiro city, and is popular as a good place to view a good typical scenery of Hokkaido at the hilltop of about 195 m elevation. Tawadaira Observaton Deck (多和平展望台), Tawadaira Campsite (多和平キャンプ場), Green Hill Tawa (グリーンヒル多和), a parking lot and a public restroom are built on the hilltop. Those are surrounded by pastures of Shibecha Town Training Ranch (標茶町育成牧場), and 3,000 cows and 150 sheep are in pasture at the grassland of about 1,252 ha. The Tawadaira is well-known as a good viewing spot together with Kaiyodai (開陽台) in Nakashibetsu and 900 Sogen Grassland (900草原) in Teshikaga, and is popular with motorcycle touring riders. The Green Hill Tawa has a souvenir shop and a restraunt, and Mongolian Mutton Barbecue (Genghis Khan) and beef stew have a good reputation. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.
The Tawadaira Campsite covered with green plants is popular with the motorcycle touring riders and campers. The campsite has few flat places, so it is hard to camp. But the starry sky is very beautiful in the evening. The campsite is charged. They open a business from May to October. By the way, the Tawadaira is a shooting place for CM of Sapporo Beer's Sapporo Hokkaido PREMIUM that Ms. Nanako Matsushima, a famous Japanese actress, played the leading part. Speaking of tasty restaurants in Shibecha, Hazelgrouse Manor, Ajisho Mori (味匠もり), the Green Hill Tawa, Okushiba Shoten Shibecha Branch (奥芝商店 標茶基地) and Kaze Ranch (風牧場) are popular in particular. As for onsen, hot springs do not gush out around here, but Mashu Onsen (摩周温泉) and Nishishunbetsu Onsen (西春別温泉) are relatively near here.
Mashu Onsen (摩周温泉) is a hot spring resort in Teshikaga town located in the northern part of Kushiro city. The hot spring resort is divided into 2 hot spring places, Teshikaga Onsen (弟子屈温泉) along Kushiro River and Tobetsu Onsen (鐺別温泉) along Tobetsu River, and some hot spring facilities and accommodations are built there. Those hot spring places that were named after world famous Lake Mashu have been collectively called the Mashu Onsen since 1981. Roadside Station "Mashu Onsen" (道の駅「摩周温泉」) is built, and a footbath is on the site, too. In addition, Nandaro Bridge (なんだろう橋) and Suigo Park (水郷公園) are close to the road station, too. Teshikaga Station was renamed Mashu Staion in 1990. Souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, convenience stores, Izakaya and bars with a surcharge are built in the center of the Teshikaga, too. As for tourist attractions around here, the Lake Mashu and Lake Kussharo (屈斜路湖) are famous in particular. 900 Sogen Grassland (900草原), Mt. Iou (硫黄山), and Kimto Marsh (キンムトー) are relatively near here. Read More
Nishishunbetsu Onsen (西春別温泉) is a hot spring place in Bekkai town located in the northeast part of Kushiro city. Pension Clover House (ペンション クローバーハウス) is built beside Nishishunbetsu Warm Water Pool (西春別温水プール) along Pilot National Route (National Route 243). The distance is around 500 m away from the center of Nishishunbetsu, and restaurants, a bar with a surcharge, Izakaya, a convenience store are built there, too. There are Tawadaira Observaton Deck (多和平展望台) around here, and Lake Mashu (摩周湖), Lake Kussharo (屈斜路湖) and Kaiyodai Observatory (開陽台) are relatively near here. Read More
Tawadaira Observaton Deck
The Tawadaira Observaton Deck is one of the best viewing spots in the Eastern Hokkaido along with the Kaiyodai and the 900 Sogen Grassland. The observation deck of about 8 m height is built, and the deck is the size that about 15 people enter. A telescope is set on the floor. They put up a slogan "Big Ranch That The Horizon Can Be Seen", and visitors can enjoy 360-degree view with Mt. Akanfuji (阿寒富士), Mt. Oakandake (雄阿寒岳), Mt. Meakandake (雌阿寒岳), Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland (釧路湿原), Odaito (尾岱沼), Mt. nishibetsudake (西別岳) and Mt. Mashudake (摩周岳). Nothing is disturbed visitors' sight, so they are moved by the green world. It is said that the morning sun and the setting sun are beautiful, too.
Atmosphere of Tawadaira Observaton Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (50 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours * Green Hill Tawa 09:00-19:00|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round * Green Hill Tawa Winter season.|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||462 686 122*63|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around the Tawadaira Observation Deck. 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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