On the rugged northern coast of the Uchiura Bay (Funka-wan) is a small town of Toyoura (豊浦) just outside of Toya-ko. A couple of beaches and campsites scattered along the coastline. The town is famous for its hotate (scallop).
01 SCENIC COAST & CAMPING
礼文華海岸 / Rebunge
Uchiura Bay’s primer scenic area, Rebunge Coast boasts pleasant sandy beaches and strangely-shaped rocks stretches out the cliff coast. You can easily walk on the coastal road (4.5km) between Okishi and Rebun stations.
Kamui-chashi Ruins Park (カムイチャシ史跡公園) was the former Ainu’s chashi (fortless) on the small rocky cape of Chatsu-misaki (茶津岬) with a good view.
02 ONSEN & SLEEPING
Toyoura Onsen Shiosai
豊浦温泉しおさい / Tel 0142-83-1126 / 109 Hama-cho / Day bathing 10am-9pm (¥600) / shiosai-spa.com
About 1km walk west of JR Toyoura Station, the Shiosai has modern baths and 10 guest rooms overlooking the ocean. On-site restaurant (11.30am-2pm & 5-8pm) serves local hotate and pork. There is also a sandy beach with campsite (mid Jul-late Aug / ¥500 per person).
Local trains stop at Toyoura Station, one stop west of Toya (6min; ¥210). Donan Bus runs between Sapporo Station and Toyoura Onsen Shiosai (1 daily; 3hrs 10min) via Jozankei. Compulsory reservation.