Second day of living in Sapporo, headed to Shakotan Peninsula. It was a beautiful day for a drive, so could expect to see Shakotan blue. Drove the road along the Sea of Japan.
"Cape Siripa", the symbol of Yoichi, located at the base of the Shakotan Peninsula. In the Ainu language, it means "the head of a mountain sticking out of the sea".
As entered Shakotan Peninsula, the "Shakotan blue" sea seen from Shimamui Beach dazzled the eyes, and spent some time feasting for the eyes. It's a northern sea blue different from Okinawa or Hawaii.
The area beyond the beach was closed to visitors due to a bear outbreak.
Today's destination, "Fisherman's Restaurant Nakamuraya," known for its famous Shakotan raw sea urchin rice bowl.
Last summer, went to the other restaurant, "Misaki". These two restaurants seemed the two giants of raw sea urchin restaurants in this area. Last visit:
The menu at Nakamuraya. It has a wide variety of dishes and can enjoy it in a spacious and relaxing atmosphere.
A bowl of raw sea urchin delicious to both the eye and the palate.
Also ordered scallop sashimi. It was sweet and enhanced the flavor of the sea urchin.
Kamui Misaki Park was also closed due to the bear outbreak. This was a distant view.
As continued westward along the Shakotan Peninsula toward Iwanai, passed Tomari Nuclear Power Station of Hokkaido Electric Power Co. It is an important base load power source, but is currently idle.
A day of driving in Shakotan, enjoying the Shakotan blue and the remnants of summer in Hokkaido.
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