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Soya Misaki, Wakkanai

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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. Put Soya Misaki and other Wakkanai attractions into our Wakkanai planning app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • October 1, 2017
    After the Typhoon had very strong cold. Parking was free and ample parking. Around the Lake there are several restaurants.
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  • September 30, 2017
    There is a memorial monument. Otherwise especially something that doesn't imply. It is recommended taking commemorative pictures. It is convenient to anyone and passed near the toilet is located across the street, so, can not stand.
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  • September 25, 2017
    I visited Japan's northern most point. There was wind, the temperature was 15 degrees because of the wind or cold it was felt in the experience. I think that should be visited from the cold. Around the shop a little but otherwise there was nothing like in some.
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  • June 25, 2017
    One of the best showplays is not just about, Hokkaido, but also all of Japan. However, when I got there, the workload of Chinese tourists disappointed me.
  • March 28, 2017
    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...
  • February 15, 2017
    Just stunningly beautiful. You can see Russia at the other side of the ocean.
  • October 14, 2016
    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.
  • April 18, 2017
    Northernmost part of Japan main land. Good experience.

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Wakkanai has a good mix of accommodations, primarily located close to the two main train stations. Look out for side-street hostels providing particularly budget-friendly options, along with upmarket hotels close to the shops and restaurants of the newly developed port areas. Many visitors choose instead to stay on the islands of Rebun and Rishiri, with the two flower-covered landmasses chief among the regional highlights and possessing a good range of lodgings, including traditional ryokans with onsite onsens.
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