(1)Kitakogane Kaizuka Duration: about one hour
The ruins of a village during the early to middle Jomon period. In addition to Kaizuka, a waterside enshrining site, pit dwelling houses, and ruins of tombs were discovered there. The ruins are open to the public, as an organized "Historical Park" where people can experience the Jomon culture.
|Location||75 Kitakogane-cho, Date City|
|Business hours||9:00 - 17:00|
|Closed||From February 1 to March 31|
About 30 minutes by car
(2) Cape Chikyu, Tokkarisho Lookout, Cape Etomo, etc.
(Will visit tourist spots in Muroran, whose place name is related to the Ainu language)
The name of Cape Chikyu, elected as one of the hundred new tourist spots, is derived from "poro chikepu" (being a parent; a cliff). This word was given a different accent and was corrupted to become generally known as Cape Chikyu. The name "Tokkarisho" comes from "tokaru isho" (a rock of a sea calf), and "Etomo" from "enrumu", an Ainu word meaning a cape.
|Location (Cape Chikyu)||4-chome Bokoiminami-machi, Muroran City|
|Location (Tokkarisho Lookout)||3-chome Bokoiminami-machi, Muroran City|
|Location (Cape Etomo)||2-chome Etomo-cho, Muroran City|
About 40 minutes by car
(3) Chiri Yukie Memorial Museum Will stay for about one hour
Yukie Chiri is known as the author of Ainu Shin'yoshu (Collection of the Ainu epics of the gods). She was the first Ainu to document stories of the Ainu people. This museum introduces achievements made in her short life of only 19 years, as well as the Ainu culture.
|Location||2-34-7 Noboribetsuhoncho, Noboribetsu City|
|Business hours||9:30 - 16:30 (No entry after 16:00)|
|Closed||Tuesdays and the New Year period|
About 15 minutes by car
(4) Hell walk in the dark Will stay for about one hour
A local guide company located in Noboribetsu Hot Spring area is offering guided tours. They are very interesting programs, full of information little known to the public. Don't miss them! During the tours at night and in the early morning, you can see quite a different face of Noboribetsu Hot Springs.
|Location||26 Noboribetsuonsen-cho, Noboribetsu City|
|Business hours||8:30 - 18:00||Closed||None|
Will stay at a hotel in Noboribetsu Hot Springs