Footpath in Nemuro

1. ABOUT FOOTPATH

What’s FOOTPATH ?

Even for Japan, the Nemuro area has a peculiar natural environment. Why don’t you experience it using one of Nemuro’s walking paths?

 

There are six footpaths maintained by farmers and fishermen in Nemuro city.

In each course, you can enjoy various environments with natural resources in eastern Hokkaido and industrial scenery alongside.

You can find the transition of colors of seasonal flowers and woods, too. You might see sea fog in summer and a wild view with snow and a cold north wind in winter.
It is required that you purchase the route map, which is used as a pass, to enjoy the Nemuro footpaths. Please refer to “Rules and How to Enjoy Footpaths” below.

 

“Footpath” is the vocabulary meaning “the path that has been in the forest, rural area, or old town in that region since a long time ago, and you can walk on it and enjoy the untouched scenery” (Reference: http://www.japan-footpath.jp/aboutfootpath.html ).

 

 

 

FOOTPATH ARE THE POSSIBILITIES

Footpaths in Nemuro are not simply the path for the goal, but the possibilities for the path of “co-living” to regain the connection of humans with humans, humans with nature, and humans with scenery, while knowing and learning the local nature and history. (Reference: http://www.nemuro-footpath.com/whatsfootpath/ )

 

 

 

HOW TO WALK

You need to buy a route map to walk on the Nemuro Footpath. Please refer to the following “③ Rules / How to enjoy Footpath

 

 

 

2. FIVE DIFFERENT PATHS (+ 1 course: FOOTPATH in SHIBETSU LINE?)

*Estimated time to finish is publicly announced time to complete walking on each path.

AKESATO PATH 

LENGTH: 4.7 km | ESTIMATED TIME TO FINISH: 2 h

Students from Senshu University maintained this new course, formerly known as Shibetsu Line, as one of their seminar activities. It is a gently-sloping course that goes through railroad windbreak forests and marshes, and the latter half of the path goes through the old iron bridge over Furen River.

ATTOKO PATH (10.5km ・ Approx. 4hrs)

LENGTH: 10.5 km | ESTIMATED TIME TO FINISH: 4 h

This is a path with less difference in elevation. You can walk in grasslands and see cows in pastures in summer, and you will find an all white view with snow in winter. Would you like to make your own footprints in this beautiful scenery with nothing blocking your view? It is also possible to walk on the old railroads (parts of them are now discontinued) and feel the history of Nemuro in its pioneering era.

BETTOGA PATH

LENGTH: 10 km | ESTIMATED TIME TO FINISH: 4 h

You can feel the raw scenery of the seaside in eastern Hokkaido. You will find the spacious view after you go through brilliant forests with water oaks and other woods, but don’t hurry and go too fast, take your time and enjoy the scenery. You will be standing just in front of Pacific Ocean after the forests, and there are various flowers you can find only in Nemuro. There are locked gates on the path, so please refer to “Rules and How to Enjoy Footpaths” below.

 

HATTAUSHI PATH

LENGTH: 13.5 km | ESTIMATED TIME TO FINISH: 3h

This path goes through the existing agricultural roads. The path is paved and easy to walk. There are specific spots where you can see Japanese cranes in some seasons and Shiretoko peninsula or the Kunashiri islands.

 

 

 

OCHIISHI PATH

LENGTH: 7.4 km | ESTIMATED TIME TO FINISH: 3h

Once you leave “Ochiishi”, the port town with numerous fishing boats, you will see the seaside where people live, and the amazing view with continuous cliffs. You can feel the peculiar environment made by cold sea fog, and the history of this area on this path.

 

 

 

HAMAMATSU PATH

LENGTH: 8 km | ESTIMATED TIME TO FINISH: 3h

It is the path above the continuous cliffs of Ochiishi. Grass fields with plenty of flowers at your feet. If you are lucky, you may meet the horses which used to support the fisheries in this area, while going through the shores where fishermen live.

 

 

 

3. RULES | HOW TO ENJOY

Rules and How to Enjoy Footpaths

1.Route Map

It is required for each visitor to purchase a route map to walk the Nemuro Footpaths. This is the pass to walk the paths, so please always keep it with you when you go for a walk. You can use the map as many times as you want (no limits) once you purchase it.

Price

・ There are route maps in English/Chinese 【Attoko Path】【Bettoga Path】【Hattaushi Path】.

200 yen for each map (tax included). English / Chinese 300 yen for each (tax included).

【Akesato Path】is under preparation. There is the simplified version.

・Only Japanese route maps are available for【Ochiishi Path】【Hamamatsu Path】

200 yen for each.

Place to Purchase

【Attoko Path】【Bettoga Path】【Hattaushi Path】

Hishisan Attoko Gas Station(Mobil)

 

Shiroi Chisana Cafe (Small White Cafe)

Akesato Ito Farm

 

Nemuro City Tourism Information Center

Road Station Swan 44 Nemuro

 

【Ochiishi Path】【Hamamatsu Path】

Nemuro Petroleum Ochiishi Gas Station

Etopirikan

Nemuro City Tourism Information Center

Road Station Swan 44 Nemuro

 

 

 

 

2.Locked Places

There is a locked gate on 【Bettoga Path】on the way. Please borrow the key at the following facilities and return it after the walk.

 

Akesato Ito Farm

Baba Farm(Contact beforehand is necessary. You may not be able to contact sometimes.)

 

3.Parking Areas

【Attoko Path】

Attoko Station

Akesato Ito Farm

【Bettoga Path】

Bettoga Station

 

【Hattaushi Path】

Attoko Station

Hattaushi Station

 

【Ochiishi Path】

Ochiishi Station

Ochiishi Fishereis Cooperative Association

Etopirikan

Cape Ochiishi Gate

 

【Hamamatsu Path】

Ochiishi Station

Hamamatsu Shore Parking Area

 

4.What to Wear (Clothing)

【Clothing Guide in Summer and Winter(Image)】

 

You can rent snow shoes in “Akesato Ito Farm” in winter seasons.

http://www.nemuro-footpath.com/gyuu/grassy-hill/2012/12/14-164320.php

 

・Other / Contacts

【Akesato Path】【Attoko Path】【Bettoga Path】【Hattaushi Path】.

Farmers Group AB-MOBIT Office, Ito Farm Office

Postal Code: 086-0061 101, Akesato, Nemuro, Hokkaido

TEL (0153) 26 – 2288  FAX (0153) 26 – 2141

Website http://www.nemuro-footpath.com/

Contact Page http://www.nemuro-foottourism.com/contact.php

Facebook(Farmers Gourp AB-MOBIT)

https://www.facebook.com/%E9%85%AA%E8%BE%B2%E5%AE%B6%E9

%9B%86%E5%9B%A3ABMOBIT-213240912095377/

 

【Ochiishi Path】【Hamamatsu Path】

Ochiishi Fisheries Cooperative Association

Postal Code: 088-1781 2 Sakiumetatechi, 395 Ochiishi-Nishi, Nemuro, Hokkaido

TEL 0153-27-2121  FAX 0153-27-2537

Website http://www.nemuro-footpath.com/ochiishi/

Contact Page http://www.nemuro-footpath.com/ochiishi/contact.html

Facebook(Ochiishi Area Marine Vision Conference)

https://www.facebook.com/ociishi/?fref=ts