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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. 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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  • Northern is very nice. Here the scenery is great. Wakkanai is love and has visited many times. Thing about always point away from the city because does not always stop when heading in the direction of Okhotsk is not so. Many people in the summer, is buzzing with activity.
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  • At the end of October, but anyway it was cold. Shops also sell soft serve ice cream at the end pretty in that in a little more than that the shop was closed. In cold weather and drastic decreases in customer was. That is not snow, or rather prevented sidewise, falling from the side. With less snow and roads become ice and get blown to the wind said. Swinging in the swell of the sea, was impressed
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  • Place the gratuity if you go to Wakkanai. So see Sakhalin in summer weather if you are. Is just a place to photograph taken by Japan's northernmost area, souvenir shop. Also, cross the road and climb the Hill lookout.
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  • 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.
  • I came here during my motorcycle trip around Japan, reaching the northern tip of Cape Soya. It is an accomplish when you get here. I came here during the autumn but, because its the northern tip, it was actually quite cold up here. You can drink some warm soup at a small local restaurant next to the tip, which is quite relieving. Its also cool because many other bikers from around Japan also strive to reach this point, so may be able to make some new people here (I made some biker friends from Hiroshima and Osaka when I came here.)
  • a bit hazy so difficult to see russia clearly, but still worth a visit
  • Northernmost point of Hokkaido. We've been there during spring, but the place offers different and beautiful landscapes in the other seasons.
  • Northern most point of Japan, great views and you can even see Russia