Japan’s Northern Edge: Soya Hills – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

At Japan’s most northern frontier lies the city of Wakkanai and the vast expanse of rolling hills that surrounds it. Formed over 10,000 years ago through cycles of freezing and thawing during the end of the last ice age, Soya Hills is today dotted with windmills and grazing cattle. At once, visitors will be able to admire the natural beauty of this Hokkaido Heritage Site designated in 2004, as well as humankind’s subtle transformation of the serene landscape. On clear days, fortunate travelers to Japan’s north may be able to glance beyond the land to see as far as Sakhalin Island!