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Soya Misaki, Wakkanai

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Head to Soya Misaki, thought of as the northernmost point in the country. While a small uninhabited island offshore truly represents the northernmost point of Japan, the cape has historically claimed the title, and includes a memorial celebrating it. A number of other memorials highlight this coastal stretch, made in memory of different tragedies in the region, including the shooting down of a Korean Air flight in 1983, and the sinking of the USS Wahoo in October 1943. A visit to Soya Misaki represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Wakkanai itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • I visited my friend who stay in Wakkanai, and we came to this place. the northernmost point in Japan. I so proud, came from Kyoto to the northernmost point in Japan. and lucky me, it's a clear day. bl...  more »
  • Freezing cold (around minus 6 deg celsius) and a howling gale. However, worth every bit of the effort. Bus was easy to arrange from Wakkanai. Was very interested in the various monuments there and was...  more »
  • Took a bus from Wakkanai train station to Cape Soya or Say Misaki. This is know as the northernmost point of Japan. The bus ride cost JPY 1350 one-way or 2500 return. However, to buy the return ticket...  more »
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  • Free wifi is available. There is a big area on the mountain behind this mark. And lots of sculptures related to different events in that area too. Seems to be over dense...
  • Just stunningly beautiful. You can see Russia at the other side of the ocean.
  • Well, this is the most northern part of japan. Being here makes my day. U can jump in bus no 2 in infront of JR terminal of wakkanoi. One way ¥1250. Make sure u take note of the timing of the return bus as well as the bus is in approx. 2 hrs interval. It is very cold and windy at the cape. During good weather, u can see Russia island from the cape.
  • Northernmost part of Japan main land. Good experience.
  • Across the strait, on a relatively clear day, you can see the northern islands laid claim to by Russia. Tragically in 1983, a korean passenger plane strayed too close and was shot down.