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Reviewed August 10, 2018

A century before, the Kamui Lighthouse was manually operated. On October 29, 1912, the wife of cheef lighthouse keeper and the wife of assistant light house keeper with her 3-year-old son were going to visit Yobetsu village to do some shopping for the purpose of celebrating the Emperor's Birthday. They were swept off their feet by waves, and were drowned when they were crossing Cape Wakushiri. To avoid further tragedies, the villagers started manually digging a tunnel in 1914, from the both sides of the cape. Being amateurish, they couldn't reach each other. As they chanted prayers to the Buddha, striking gongs, they realized which way to dig. On November 8, 1918, the tunnel was finally opened. Thereafter, the tunnel was called Nembutsu (a prayer to the Buddha) Tunnel.
Today, we could only see the cave-like entrance of the tunnel from above as we walked along the ridge to Cape Kamui.

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Kwakaku
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

The drive from Niseko along the coastal road to Cape Kamui was beautiful. The coastal view was astonishing, no traffic jam, smooth drive. The sky was clear and it was very windy when we arrived. Had to hike quite a bit of steps to reach the tip but it was worth the effort. What a spectacular view.....

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Ruyati
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

We arrived in the late afternoon at an almost idle weather condition; dry, sheltered from the sun by the clouds, mild wind and not as chilly as expected. And best of all, no crowds. We met only 2 small families returning on our way to the tip of the cape where the lighthouse is. I can't image if there are many tourists sharing the same narrow path that seem like mountain ridge. The hike was strenuous but if my 6 years old boy can enjoyed it all the way and back, I bet most can make it to enjoy what is at the tip of the cape. I didn't notice how long we took to hike there and back, but overall we spent probably more than an hour to soak ourselves in this magnificent hike and place all by our own. By the time we got back to the carpark, we saw someone standing just outside the public toilet. He spoke Japaneses to us which we couldn't understand. We only get to know that he is a park staff when he prepared and closed the toilet right after we used it. Since we have about half an hour before the park close at 6pm, we just wondered around the carpark area, snapping away whatever we came across as beautiful. After we had enough and drove out to the gate at the main road, the same staff was already there, waiting for us to exit before he closed the gate for the day.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ongwl82016
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

The route from Niseko took us along the eastern coast; there were hardly any cars and it was beautiful. At the carpark, it takes 5 minutes to walk to the gate which says ‘women are forbidden’. Beyond that, if you wish to walk to the lighthouse at the end, it takes around 20 minutes. Definitely worth it though, the scenery that greeted us at the very end was stunning. However, get ready for many short ascents and descents! Spend about 45-75 minutes here, lesser if u do not wish to hike to the end.

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Bryanntan
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

The weather was perfect when we went to Cape Kamui. The skies were clear but the sun was not scorching and it was windy, of course. I had a hard time catching up with my husband on the way to the tip of the cape. We stayed there for a few minutes for some photos and we had to return right away to catch our bus. The hike took about 20 mins and coming back was torturous for me. I was panting like a dog when I reached our meeting area. So lesson learned, be ready for such hikes and make sure you are in good condition. Wear good shoes of course! and dont forget to bring water with you.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Shey816
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