[Tokkarisho Lookout in Muroran] Cliffs, Colors of Grass and Color of Sea Are Great!
May 15th, 2017
Tokkarisho is a beauty spot on the outer beach of Etomo Peninsula (絵鞆半島) in the south part of Muroran city, and the beautiful coastline and the blue sea can be viwed. Originally Ainu people called Txukarisho (トゥカリショ), and it means Earless Seal Rocks (アザラシ岩). A lot of earless seals used to live around here at that day. The Tokkarisho seems to be a corrupted form of the Txukarisho, and is located between Cape Chikyu (地球岬) and Itanki Beach (イタンキ浜), and cliffs, colors of grass and color of sea are great! I have never seen such a senery in Hokkaido. Visitors can walk a little to the Tokkarisho Beach (トッカリショ浜). In addition, sea bathing can be enjoyed in a summer. By the way, Kinbyobu (金屏風), one of 8 beauty spots in the Muroran, is close to here, too.
Cape Chikyu (地球岬) is a scenic spot in the southernmost tip of Etomo Peninsula (絵鞆半島) in Muroran city, and is one of 3 major tourist attractions that the globe looks round in Hokkaido together with Cape Soya (宗谷岬) and Kaiyoudai (開陽台), and is one of 3 major secret capes in Hokkaido together with Cape Ofuyu (雄冬岬) and Cape Ochiishi (落石岬), too. It got the first place in "100 Nature Selections in Hokkaido (北海道の自然100選 * Asahi Shimbun, 1985)" and "You Chose Hokkaido Beauty Spots (あなたが選ぶ北海道景勝地 * Hokkaido Postal Service, 1986)". The first place attest the popular spot. More than 100,000 tourists come at present. Admmission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here
Muroran (室蘭) that 90,000 people live is the 11th largest city in Hokkaido and is located in the central Hokkaido and is facing the Pacific ocean. Muroran has a relatively calm climate, it is cold with temperatures 20 degrees in a summer, it is warm with temperatures -2 degrees in a winter. Muroran is called Iron Town and developed as a port town of heavy and chemical industries. It is famous that there are factories of Nippon Steel Sumikin (新日鉄住金) and Japan Steel Works (日本製鋼所), As for Kanamoto (カナモト * the TSE First Section presentation) and Narasaki Industry (ナラサキ産業 * the TSE Second Section presentation), Muroran is an establishment of a business place. Therefore Muroran is a few town that vistors can unusually see a scenery of the factories in Hokkaido. Muroran Night View is popular, too. Article is here
Tokkarisho Lookout (トッカリショ展望台) is a lookout on a hill at about 90 m above sea level. Some benches are built there, so visitors can take a break. The blue sea is amazing depending on the weather, and reminds me of the tropical sea. The hills covered with bamboo is very good, too. Few people come to here, but I think this is one of the best views in the Muroran. Except the lookout and a parking lot, there is no facility. Admmission free. The parking lot is free of charge.
Tokkarisho Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking lot is provided|
|Business hours||Open for 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||159 196 812*33|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around the Tokkarisho. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
|Muroran Youth Hostel(室蘭ユースホステル)||
|Hotel Muroran Hills(ホテル室蘭ヒルズ)|
|Muroran Prince Hotel(室蘭プリンスホテル)|
A page of Muroran is here