Numaura Observatory—also known as White Lovers’ Hill—is a beloved local sightseeing spot. That’s because the view from the observatory has been immortalized on the packaging of Ishiya Seika’s “White Lovers,” one of Hokkaido’s most well known sweets. Other highlights of the view, which stretches as far as the Sea of Japan, include both Numaura Marsh and Otatomari Marsh, as well as Mt. Rishiri, which is often referred to locally as “Rishiri Fuji.” Park at the rest stop along the highway and snap a pic of this iconic scenery.
Onishiwaki, Rishirifuji-cho, Rishiri-gun, Hokkaido