The Official Hokkaido Adventure Travel Guide


Northernmost area of Japan

Northern Soya – Hokkaido’s northernmost area has two islands, Rishiri Island and Rebun Island. This area faces the Sea of Okhotsk to the east and Sea of Japan to the west; surrounded by abundant nature in the form of the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park and the like.

Wakkanai City, Rishiri Island, Rebun Island have different feature. Rishiri Island is well known for Mt.Rishiri which is one of Japan’s 100 Famous Mountains. Rebun Island is called “the floating island of flowers” and is home to approximately 300 types of alpine plants. In Wakkanai, there is a vast area of nature such as the soya hills which are periglacial landforms maked during the Ice Age, and the “White Road” made by effectively using scallop shells. There are plenty of spots where you can enjoy the scenery and gourmet food to your heart’s content.

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