Release | Fumiko Magota
Notoro Cape in Abashiri is a must-visit place to get the panoramic view of drift ice!
I drove 20 minutes from downtown of Abashiri via Hokkaido Road No. 76.
I visited Notoro Cape, which sticks out to the Sea of Okhotsk, to get the great panoramic view of drift ice.
Under the cloudy sky, the white and blue colored drift ice on the gray ocean was extremely beautiful!
I will introduce some of the views.
▲(Recorded by Hokkaido Likers photo writer FUKKO)
▲The view of the direction of Tokoro. I could see some drift ice floating.
▲I could encounter with the dimmed sun. I imagine the sunset on sunny days must be amazing here.
▲Drift ice came alongside the pier.
▲The closer view.
▲It looked like snow piled up on the ground rather than ice.
▲When it’s sunny, the contrast of white drift ice and “Okhotsk Blue” stands out clearly. (The photo is provided by Abashiri Tourism Association)
▲Sometimes, drift ice fills up the sea around the cape. (The photo is provided by Abashiri Tourism Association)
Here is a place to get a wide view without any buildings except the lighthouse (and a management office). The attraction of this place is this wide perspective from left (west) to the right (east); the coastline of Notoro Cape and Tokoro Town, the Sea of Okhotsk, the coastline of Abashiri, Shiretoko Mountains, etc.
Also, there is the Misaki Ranch operated by Abashiri City on the other side of the sea. The view of this snowfield is beautiful, too.
▲Above is the scenery of Misaki Ranch side.
It is like a park around the cape, so walk around the area and enjoy the great views from different perspectives. It is a little (a lot?) cold, but it will sure be a memorable place.
“Notoro Cape” is where you can feel the great power of nature. If you are visiting Abashiri to see the drift ice, this is a must-visit place!
Text / Hokkaido Likers writer FUKKO
Photo / Yasuyoshi Otaki
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