When the first lighthouse was built, the Japan Sea and Ishikari River seemed to meet near the lighthouse. But, now, more than 100 years later, it has been extended about 1.5 km further due to the sediment carried by the Ishikari River and the waves of the Japan Sea.
At Hamanasu no Oka Park, where the sand spit spreads out, you can enjoy flowers such as Hamanasu and ezosukashiyuri from spring to autumn.
Ishikari Lighthouse and Hamanasu no Oka Park
Ezosukashiyuri bloom upward
Ishikari River and fishermen’s boats
A Siberian stonechat flies around hamanasu
Bright pink hamanasu
Pale pink hamahirugao
The Ishikari River and the Sea of Japan
The Visitor Center, where hamanasu soft-serve ice cream is popular