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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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  • Tourist season is from May to October 10-and even during the short season in March, best 1-2 days the clouds broke, show me a bird's-eye view Rishiri fuji so can watch upside-down Fuji on the Lake. It is so small one time could stay and go to no wind, we happened not a cloud. Listen to wonderful scenery, birds chirping, eat the scallops and sea urchin at the shop, drinking milk, ice cream live forever and keep, became very happy.
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  • Island decorated with flowers just north of Rishiri Island, so local fishermen warm, comfortable and homely! Sea Urchin is still good! Every dish on this island I wanted sooner meet than perhaps witty Rishiri konbu dashi, loved it!
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  • Rent a moped since time 持te余shita, round the island (3,000 yen). Oshidomari, sunny, and it's raining and cold even in summer the opposite side of the island rain sometimes falls. Be careful to dress nice.
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