Usu Guide English
Top three scenic spots to visit in Usu.
Introducing three must see scenic spots in Usu.
- Arutori Point
Arutori Point has breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views from where you can see Uchiura Bay, Mt. Komagatake and Mt. Usu.
- Usu Bay
Usu Bay is a paradise for water birds such as swans. You can enjoy beautiful sunsets here.
- Charanke Rock
Two different Ainu tribes used to live in this area. Here is the story about Charanke Rock: One day, a large whale arrived in the waters near here. The two Ainu chiefs negotiated with each other for seven days until a decision was made as to which tribe owned the whale. The chief who won the negotiation proudly stuck his chest out in victory. The chief who lost the negotiation bowed his head low in defeat. The two chiefs then turned to stone and became the rock formation known as Charanke Rock. The word “Charanke” means “negotiations” in the Ainu language.
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There is wonderful walking trail beginning at
John Batchelor Memorial Church
and continuing to Enmei Jizouson in Uso Cho, Date city, Hokkaido, which is both relaxing and healing.
Along this short walking trail there is a church,
a shrine and jizoudo.
We would like to take you step by step down this walking trail starting from Usu station.
(Usu station 2015.12.12)
We begin the trail at Usu station.
Usu station is located
between Date station and Toya station.
If you walk at a leisurely pace it will take you about ten minutes to go from Usu station to John Batchelor Memorial Church. The first point you will encounter along the way will be the Ishibashi store. This is the only store in Usu cho.