- August 7th, 2017
[Uchu Observation Deck in Kiyosato] Views of Starry Sky in Evening and Windbreaks and Fields in Daytime Look Beautiful
Uchu Observation Deck
Uchu Observation Deck (宇宙展望台) is 4-story steel tower of about 12 m height on the hilltop of Kiyosato Town Ranch (清里町営牧場) in Kiyosato town located in the root of Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島), and was built in 2001. The observation deck is known for enjoying a typical scenery of Hokkaido. Uchu means “Universe” in English. In the evening, the starry sky can be seen from the Uchu Observation Deck, so this is a place that visitors can feel closer to the universe, and the Uchu Observation Deck was named as. Kiyosato Auto Campsite (清里オートキャンプ場) is near the Uchu Observation Deck. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Kiyosato, Handmade Soba Shuhoan (手打ち蕎麦の秀峰庵), Sakanaya Ota (酒菜屋大田), Kiyosato Mugikobo (清里 麦香房) and Restraunt Papas (レストランパパス) are popular in particular. Hot springs gush out in the Kiyosato, and a day trip onsen can be enjoyed in Kiyosato Onsen (清里温泉), Sattsuru Onsen (札弦温泉) and Kiyosato Midori Onsen (清里緑温泉).
Kiyosato Onsen (清里温泉) is a hot spring place in Kiyosato town located in the southern direction of Shari town in the Shiretoko peninsula. The Kiyosato (it means clean + village in Chinese characters) seems to be associated with pure water because Kaminoko Pond (神の子池) and Lake Mashu (摩周湖) are near here. Hotel Ryokusei-so (ホテル緑清荘) is bulit beside Kiyosato Training Center (清里トレーニングセンター) near the center of the Kiyosato. Restraunts, Izakaya and a convenience store are relatively near, too. Read More
Kiyosato Midori Onsen
Kiyosato Midori Onsen (清里緑温泉) is a hot spring place in Kiyosato town located in the southern direction of Shari town in the Shiretoko peninsula. Midori-no-Yu (みどりの湯) is built nearby Midori Station. There are Midori-ekimae Hiroba Park Golf Course (緑駅前広場パークゴルフ場) and Kiyosato Municipal Midori Ski Resort (清里町営緑スキー場), too. Sakura Falls is realitvely near here. Except a shop, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built around here. Read More
Satturu Onsen is a hot spring place in Kiyosato town located in the southern direction of Shari town in the Shiretoko peninsula. Roadside station “Papasland Satturu (パパスランドさっつる)” is built along Hokkaido Road 1115 nearby Satturu Station. There are a park golf course, a footbath and a dog run on the site, too. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built around here. By the way, Papas means a potato in Spanish. As for Kiyosato town, the potato is a special product. Kiyosato Potato Shochu Distilled Spirits is famous, too. Read More
Look of Uchu Observation Deck
A table is set on the 2nd floor, and a Bell of Universe (宇宙の鐘) is set on the 3rd floor, and an observation deck is on the top floor. Windbreaks and fields chosen as one of Japan’s Top 100 Agricultural Scenery (全国農村景観100選) in 1992, Mt. Sharidake (斜里岳) and a ranch can be seen from the top.
A garden and a parking lot is built at the foot of the small hill, too. It takes about 10 minutes on foot. But I got a little tired.
Atmosphere of Uchu Observation Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (16 cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||444 474 195*05|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Kiyosato. 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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