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- オロンコ岩 -

Oronkoiwa Rock

This rock is named after the Oronko people, an ethnic group that once lived in this area.
It is a huge rock of 60 meters elevation located near Utoro harbor.
If you climb the steep rock staircase of around 170 steps to the flat summit, you will see the rocky reef below that appears to dissolve in the clear blue Sea of Okhotsk, the town of Utoro, and the Shiretoko mountain range.

旅のメモ

  • When you pass through the Oronko Rock tunnel heading toward Utoro, you will see the Utoro Public Parking Lot (fee charged during summer only).
  • The Takeshiro Matsuura Monument in this parking is located at a spot with a beautiful view of Utoro harbor. ※1
  • The Aurora Fantasy, a winter event at Shiretoko, is held at this parking lot.

※1 Takeshiro Matsuura was a Hokkaido explorer and even originated the name Hokkaido. He visited Shiretoko three times and his "Shiretoko Diary" made this region more widely known.The monument to Matsuura was erected in 1988 on the 100th anniversary of his death.

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Basic Information

Name
Oronkoiwa Rock
Area
Utoro Map
Telephone
Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association 
0152-22-2125
Open
Late April to early December (when there is no snow)
Access
-
Parking
Available, capacity for 18 buses and 96 cars
Toilets
Available
Note
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