Sunset over Tomamae
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)|
|• Total||454.50 km2 (175.48 sq mi)|
(September 30, 2016)
|• Density||7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (JST)|
Tomamae (苫前町, Tomamae-chō) is a town located in Rumoi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is typical of the small coastal towns that line the western coast of Hokkaido.
As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 3,261 and a density of 7.2 persons per km². The total area is 454.50 km².
Tomamae is famous for its windmills which dot the countryside. It is also famous for its brown bear. In 1915, a huge bear attacked the village and killed 7 people. The Bear Museum, just off route 232 has many interesting exhibits and a 40-minute film reconstructing the attack.
The town festival is at the beginning of July, and at the end of February they have a kite competition and festival (though it is usually very cold).
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