Ogonmisaki Seaside Park Revisited Spring 2022

Cape Ogon Revisited
Ogonmisaki Seaside Park (Spring)

Ogonmisaki Seaside Park details


It was not long ago when I visited Ogonmisaki Seaside Park (黄金岬海浜公園). The last time I saw was during my bike trip around Rumoi City last November 3, 2021, which was the Cultural Day holiday here in Japan. You can read more about that trip and more about Ogonmizaki Seaside Park by clicking the links below.

Ogonmisaki Seaside Park - Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture

For those who don't know, the words ogon and misaki mean golden and cape in English. There are different versions of the origin of its name and I have written about one of those in my previous article. 

These flowers are the only hint that its spring 

Another version talks about how hundreds of boats fill the cape brimming with the shining golden herring eggs that filled the cape area. Sadly, with the herring population at a very critical level here in this area, it would be close to impossible to see that "magical" view again anytime soon. 

Crab fishing is a popular activity in Ogonmisaki Seaside Park in late spring and summer

若者たち 歌碑
Youth's Monument (若者たち 歌碑) 

At present, Ogonmisaki Seaside Park is a favorite stop-over location for those driving along the coast going to Mashike or Sapporo from the north and vice versa. 

Ella rests at the Ogonzaki hato no mon after walking almost the whole day

Team Nicerio visits Ogonmisaki Seaside Park

I revisited Ogonmisaki Seaside Park last May 22, 2022, which was my 202nd day here in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. It means that the flowers are blooming around the city. Regardless, the seawater is still freaking cold but tolerable. From a distance, you would see the mountains of Mashike still covered in snow. It's truly a magnificent view. This visit is special as it's my family's first time visiting the seaside park. 

Check out our photos of Ogonmisaki Seaside Park during our latest visit:

Overall, I'm looking forward to revisiting Ogonmisaki Seaside Park this coming summer. In that way, I would get to see what it looks like all seasons.

Ogonmisaki Seaside Park Rates

It's FREE to enter and explore Ogonmisaki Seaside Park. Parking in the nearby parking lot is also free. 

Ogonmisaki Seaside Park Operating Hours

Ogonmisaki Seaside Park is open 24/7 but it's best visited early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun is about to set. Also, the restaurants near the park are closed during winter.

Why visit Ogonmisaki Seaside Park?

Ogonmisaki Seaside Park offers visitors a magnificent view of the sunset. It's best visited during the summer because the restaurants near it are open but if you happen to pass by during other seasons, it's still worth checking out. 

Getting to Ogonmisaki Seaside Park

From Rumoi JR Station, ride bus #56 to the Rumoi Cross Street bus stop. From there, walk about 1.5 kilometers to reach Ogonmisaki Seaside Park. Heads up though, you should check the bus schedule to avoid waiting for the bus for a long time. 

Fare: 220 yen
Travel time: 34 minutes




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  1. I read that Ogon Misaki is a popular place to watch the sunset. Have you ever tried that?

    1. Yes, I did several times. I live a few kilometers from this place. It's truly a memorable experience.

  2. How did your daughter get into that lone rock? The place looks deep.


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