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Fugoppe Cavern

Fugoppe Cavern

Fugoppe Cavern Museum

Fugoppe Cavern is situated in Yoichi City, and located 20-kirometer west from Otaru City faced the Japanese Sea. The cave and engrave figures on it was come across in 1950. The sculpture thought those 2000-1600 years ago in the Jomon era.



Fugoppe Cavern

Over 200 figures are human figure has wing or hone, ship, animals and so on.

There is similar figures Temiya cavern, Siberia, North America. They are closed natural faith like a shaman in animism. They said that this cavern used to be the place of ritual.



Opening Hours : 09:00-16:30
Closed : Monday and next day of National Holidays, Dec.29-Jan.03

Admission Fees : Adults 200 yen, Child 100 yen,

Phone : 0135-22-6170



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Nishizakiyama Stones Circle

Nishizakiyama Stones Circle

Nishizakiyama Stones Circle

Nishizakiyama Stones Circle is located 5-minutes ride by car from Fugoppe Cavern, and more 10-minutes we can reach Oshoro Stones Circle. Both sites are very close. There is another stone circle near here, so this area is center on stone circle. Over 100 large and small stones are line to the circle. From the site we can get a beautiful view of Japanese Sea.


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Oshoro Stones Circle

Oshoro Stones Circle

Oshoro Stones Circle located west side of Otaru City. A large oval circle of small rocks surrounds big upright rocks on the leveled shope at the foot of a mountain. It is considered ruins of a mass graveyard of some 3500years ago.

- quote from guide -



Oshoro Stones Circle

Model of Oshoro Stones Circle in Otaru Museum



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Temiya Cavern

Temiya Cavern

Temiya Cavern Museum
Temiya Cavern is 10-minutes ride along Otaru Bay from Otaru station.

The cavern found in 1866, contains mural of human forms carved almost 1600 years ago is preserve in capsule.

The figures in here are a few but sharp than Fugoppe carven. You can see masked man, man with a stick, and animals on the rock wall.




Temiya Cavern

Maybe they are shamans who can mediator between human and nature

All the things of nature has spiritual live, we Japanese is descended from the same animism spirit. Thought religions ought to save human, in our times it sow the seeds of discord. I wonder an act of terrorism teach us the time has come to reconsider the nature worship.



Opening Hours : Open everyday in the summer time (Apr.-3th Nov.) 09:00-18:00
in winter time (4th Nov.-Mar.) 09:30-17:00

Closed : Monday and day after National Holidays (in winter time)

Admission Free

Phone : 0134-24-1092



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