Rishiri Island, Rishiri-cho

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Rishiri Island is an island in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. Administratively the island is part of Hokkaido Prefecture, and is divided between two towns, Rishiri and Rishirifuji. The island is formed by the cone-shaped extinct volcanic peak of Mount Rishiri. Along with Rebun Island and the coastal area of the Sarobetsu Plain, Rishiri forms the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park. The main industries of Rishiri are tourism and fishing. The island is about 63km in circumference and covers 183km2. The island has a population of 5,102 residents.EtymologyRishiri derives its name from the Ainu language, and means "high island", or "island with a high peak", a reference to the altitude of Mount Rishiri above sea level.GeographyRishiri Island is located roughly 20km west of Hokkaido; Rebun Island is a further 10km to the northwest. Rishiri is roughly circular with a coastline of 63km. The island spans 19km from north to south and 14km from east to west. Mount Rishiri rises to an altitude of 1721m above the island. Mount Rishiri provides a good source of fresh water; numerous small ponds and springs are located at the foot of the mountain.
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  • I came to Rishiri Island, Rebun Island, also please. Sea and nature, such as flowers and plants is exactly the natural paradise is. And the Scot in Cape, Sakhalin is floating on the horizon!
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  • When I previously came came only on Rishiri Island, climbed Mt. Rishiri. Come to Rishiri Island, Rebun Island, after this time, has been 1周 in a rental car. It is recommended to fit two islands of Rebun Island, and can turn in one night if not climb Mt. poroshiri in the.
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  • Climbed Mt. Rishiri! Morning from Wakkanai landed on Rishiri Island by ferry. Ferry Terminal to walk about an hour on foot, to the campground trailhead. From there climb to Mt. Rishiri intact, stayed in a shelter. 360-degree mountain and enveloped in clouds, friendly and helpful! Take a look at want to go again!
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  • One of the best backcountry skiing/snowboarding locations in Japan.
  • Volcanic island of plenty. Is the highest Island mountain climbing, fishing, taste delicious seafood. Those who want to enjoy the nature is recommended. This evaluation will disappointment to those who expect activity in the tour.
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  • Flower lovers who challenges is no parking but it is the best views when the weather is nice is the best 󾬆
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  • Beautiful island, necessarily go around by bicycle (approx. 55 km zT separate ordinary cycle paths, 6-7 hours you should schedule already because of various scenic breaks...)
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