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03/09/2018

"Usu"walking course

Introducing a walking course to enjoy Usu

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An enjoyable walking course

 

The course starting from Usu station
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Usu station
    ↓
13minutes
  
Usu church
(John Batchelor Memorial church)
The church building was built from
the erupted stone of Mt. Usu.

John Batchelor was an Anglican English missionary
that devoted his life to supporting the Ainu people of Japan
and was called “the father of Ainu.”
He first started missionary work here
and is credited with the completion
of the church in 1937.
4
 
 ↓
 5minutes
 
Usu Beach
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(winter)
8
(summer)
  
 8minutes
  
 Pomma
39
  
 6~8minutes
  
Polo-knot Observatory
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(winter)
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(winter)

 

Polo-knot Observatory

It is a forest park at the tip of Usu Bay

White-tailed eagles can be seen migrating in winter.

  
 6minutes
  
Pomma
  
 8minutes
  
A promenade of Usu Bay
  
5 minutes
  
 O-usu-yama-shrine
6
  
1minutes
 
Japanese linden(SHI-NA-NO-KI)
(SHI-NA-NO-KI:in the forest behind the shrine)
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3minutes
 
JIzo-do
Photo
 
 15minutes
 
Usu Zenko-ji
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7minutes
 
The Usu Zenko-ji Nature Park
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3minutes
 
Bus stop [Usu Zenko-ji natural park Mae]
 
Please check the bus time
or
Usu Zenko-ji -(25minutes)-Usu station
 
It takes about 120 minutes which includes sightseeing
and walking.
(about 65 minutes for only walking
85 minutes when returning to Usu station.)
If you want to enjoy at a slower pace,
one or two sdditional hours are needed.

To prevent long waiting periods

or missing the last bus/train,

please be sure to check the bus and train schedules.

If you want to enjoy at a slower pace,

one or two additional hours are needed


The shortest walking course
 
The course starting from Usu station
Usu station
  ↓
13minutes
  ↓
Usu church
( John Batchelor Memorial church)
  ↓
5 minutes
  ↓
O-usu-yama-shrine
  ↓
  1minutes
  ↓
Japanese linden(SHI-NA-NO-KI)
  ↓
3minutes
  ↓
JIzo-do
  ↓
ZAN-KA-KE street
(Zenko-ji street)
  ↓
15minutes
  ↓
Usu  Zenko-ji
  ↓
7minutes
  ↓
The Usu Zenko-ji Nature Park
  ↓
3minutes
  ↓
Bus stop [Usu Zenko-ji Nnatural Park Mae ]
Please check the bus time
or
Usu Zenko-ji -(25minutes)-Usu station
 
Advanced walking course
 
The course starting from Usu station
Usu station
  ↓
13minutes
  ↓
Usu church
( John Batchelor Memorial church)
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  ↓
10minutes
  ↓
"Pon Chashi"(Ainu ruins)
        ↓
   8minutes
        ↓
The Arutori Coast Nature House
(Shell museum)
 "Not always open during holidays.
    Please check the museum’s schedule."
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4
  ↓
6~8 minutes
  ↓
The Arutori Cape
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Arutori Cape

There is a campground at the top of the cape.

You can also enjoy a 360 degree panorama here.

  ↓
  25~30minutes
  ↓
Usu beach
       ↓
  8minutes
  ↓
Pomma
       ↓
  7minutes
  ↓
Polo-knot Observatory
  ↓
5minutes
  ↓
Pomma
  ↓
8minutes
   ↓
A promenade 0f Usu Bay
       ↓
  5minutes
  ↓
O-usu-yama-shrine
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  ↓
  1minutes
  ↓
Japanese linden
(SHI-NA-NO-KI :in the forest behind the shrine)
  ↓
3minutes
 ↓
JIzo-do
  ↓
2minutes
  ↓
The road along  Usu Bay
  ↓
13minutes
  ↓
Usu  Zenko-ji
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  ↓
7minutes
  ↓
The Usu Zenko-ji Nature Park
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  ↓
3minutes
  ↓
Bus stop [Usu Zenko-ji Natural Park Mae ]
Please check the bus time
or
Usu Zenko-ji -(25minutes)-Usu station

Please come and enjoy

a leisurely experience.

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