There is a coast named “Ruran” in Shokanbetsu-Teuri-Yagishiri Quasi-national Park in Ishikari City, Hokkaido. “Ruran” means a god’s path in Ainu. Continuing strange-shaped rocks stand along the coastline, among which the most outstanding is Amoi Tunnel. It stands out of the coast and the perforated hole is so narrow that a small fishing boat can barely pass through it. The rocky stretch above the tunnel is called “Yoshitsune no Namida-iwa,” for the legend has it that Yoshitsune, who exiled to Ezo (presently Hokkaido), shed tears thinking of his wife, Shizuka Gozen. The rocky stretch is as high as 30 m from the sea level. Together with the strange-shaped rocks with radial cracks seen all over Ruran Coast, it gives a strong impression to the visitors.
- Gikibiru, Atsuta-ku, Ishikari, Hokkaido 061-3151
- Amoi Tunnel