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Wakkanai Area

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Japanese top that feels untouched nature

"Wakkanai Area" is convenient to use Wakkanai Airport, which operates direct flights from Tokyo and New Chitose Airport. There are some panoramic spots such as "Cape Sōya" is in the northernmost part of Japan, "The Rolling Soya Hills"which is said to have been formed in glacial period, and "Cape Nošap" havning beautiful sunset in the sea. You can go by Ferry to "Rishiri Island" "Rebun Island" where many tourists visit from spring to summer, and can also access to "Rishiri Island" by airplane.
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Course 01

4 days touring to see superb view in Rishiri and Rebun

  • Four seasons・Nature
  • culture・Contact with the local community
  • Gourmet
Skoton Cape
Flowers of Rebun Island
footpaths(Rebun Island)

A tour where you can experience the superb view from Rishiri, Rebun and Wakkanai respectively. On Rebun Island, which is called "Kita no Ukishima (floating island)", various footpaths courses with guide are recommended. You can enjoy the course to observe the seasonal plants unique to the island and the beautiful alpine plants, and the sunset from Sukoton Cape. On Rishiri Island, the valuable experience menu such as "Catch fresh sea urchin and peel sea urchin" is popular, and Mt. Rishiri from "White Lovers Hill" which is famous for the package of famous Hokkaido sweets "white lover" gathers attention. In addition to local cuisine "Grilled Atka mackerel with vegetables", local soft ice cream made with kelp is recommended to eat.

Time Schedule +

Day 1 Wakkanai ⇒ [Ferry] ⇒ Rebun Island sightseeing (North Canary Park, Nature Guide, Footpath Experience, Skoton Cape) ⇒ Rebun
Day 2 Rebun ⇒ [Ferry] ⇒ Rishiri Island sightseeing (White Lovers Hill, Sea Urchin catch & Sea Urchin peeling experience) ⇒ Rishiri
Day 3 Rishiri ⇒ [Ferry] ⇒ Wakkanai ⇒ Noshap Cape ⇒ Wakkanai
Day 4 Wakkanai ⇒ Norht Breakwater Dome ⇒ Soya Cape / The Rolling Soya Hills ⇒ Wakkanai Airport

Course 02

3 days savoring "Bounty of the sea" of Rishiri and Rebun

  • Four seasons・Nature
  • culture・Contact with the local community
  • Gourmet
Sea Urchin peeling experience
Gorota Cape(Rebun Island)
sea urchin rice bowl

Course to enjoy the Bounty of the sea of Rishiri and Rebun islands and the island gourmet. On Rebun Island, you can the experience course at "Sea Urchin Experience Center" where you can split fresh sea urchin by yourself, and wash it with seawater to eat there, local cuisine " Grilled Atka mackerel", and Atka mackerel burger. For Rishiri Island, you will enjoy the gourmet in the news, as well as "Japan's luxury TKG (Rice topped with egg)" which can have sea urchin rice bowl with orange color, "Sōya Shiokaze Egg", Rishiri's short-spined sea urchini, and raw beef frake at once.

Time Schedule +

Day 1 Wakkanai ⇒ Soya Cape / The Rolling Soya Hills ⇒ Cape Nokshap ⇒ North Breakwater Dome ⇒ [Ferry] ⇒ Rebun
Day 2 Rebun ⇒ Rebun Island sightseeing ⇒ [Ferry] ⇒ Rishiri ⇒ Rishiri Island sightseeing ⇒ Rishiri
Day 3 Rishiri ⇒ [Ferry] ⇒ Wakkanai

Course 03

Traveling to various view spots of Rishiri Fuji 〜 Various faces of Rishiri Fuji 〜 <4 days>

  • Four seasons・Nature
  • culture・Contact with the local community
  • Hot spring
  • Gourmet
The Hill of Shiroi Koibito
Momoiwa observation deck(Rebun Island)
Kitano Canary Park

Mt. Rishiri, located almost in the center of the Rishiri Island, is commonly known as the "Rishiri Fuji" and its beautiful appearance is also known as one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. This course can be enjoyed from every angle. The Rishiri Fuji has various and differing sightseeing spots, such as "Kitano Canary Park," which became a filming location for movies, the famous Hokkaido confectionery "Shiroi Koibito" and well-known "The Hill of Shiroi Koibito," as well as the Sarobetsu Wetland. Their beauty and diversity are so breathtaking that they make you involuntarily sigh.

Time Schedule +

Day 1 Wakkanai ⇒ Cape Soya / The Rolling Soya Hills ⇒ North Breakwater Dome ⇒ Wakkanai Port ⇒ [Ferry] ⇒ Rebun
Day 2 Rebun ⇒ Rebun Island sightseeing (Cape Sukai and Kitano Canary Park) ⇒ [Ferry] ⇒ Rishiri
Day 3 Rishiri ⇒ Rebun Island sightseeing (The Hill of Shiroi Koibito) ⇒ [Ferry] ⇒ Wakkanai ⇒ Koetoi-Onuma ⇒ Toyotomi hot springs
Day 4 Toyotomi hot springs ⇒ Sarobetsu Wetland Center ⇒ Wakkanai Airport

Course 04

4 days visiting Sarufutsu, Hamatonbetsu and Esashi

  • Four seasons・Nature
  • Hot spring
  • Gourmet
Veneer Primitive Flower Garden
Hairy crab(Esashi)
Usutaibe Senjoiwa

A course where you can enjoy the desolate majestic nature. You can enjoy the scenery at The Rolling Soya Hills that spreads 360 degree views and Veneer Primitive Flower Garden, and experience the 3 minute fishing all-you-can-catch scallop fishing to barbecue them by charcoal fire in "Sarufutsu Marugoto Kan". Let's enjoy the "top gourmet" such as bounty of the sea in the Sea of Japan which includes crab and scallops, dairy products that use fresh milk unique to this area with rich dairy husbandry.

Time Schedule +

Day 1 Wakkanai ⇒ Soya Cape / The Rolling Soya Hills ⇒ Sarufutsu-Marugoto Museum ⇒ Hamatonbetsu
Day 2 Hamatonbetsu ⇒ Veneer Primitive Flower Garden ⇒ Kutcharak Lake ⇒ Mikasayama Outlook Pavilion ⇒ Esashi (Usutaibe Senjoiwa) ⇒ Toyotomi Onsen
Day 3 Toyotomi Onsen ⇒ Sarobetsu Wetland Center ⇒ The Reindeer Ranch ⇒ Cape Nokshap ⇒ Wakkanai
Day 4 Wakkanai ⇒ North Breakwater Dome ⇒ Wakkanai Park ⇒ Wakkanai

Course 05

Toyotomi Onsen Benefits ~Health Tourism~ <4 days>

  • Four seasons・Nature
  • Hot spring
  • Gourmet
  • Activity
large grassland
Cape Nokshap
The Rolling Soya Hills「white road」

It is Health-tourism of a topic of interest in recent years that people you can recover and improve their health by the trip. North Hokkaido offers the course that you can enjoy to feel the majestic nature mainly a popular hot spring Toyotomi Onsen that is also popular as a hot spring resort. The Rolling Soya Hills where you can enjoy trekking in the superb view of 360 degree of "white road" made of scallop shells, and the activity such as Bicycle riding with feeling fresh wind, and you can enjoy dumplings and Sukiyaki of "Ezo deer" which is attracting attention as a healthy foodstuff are the appeal.

Time Schedule +

Day 1 Wakkanai ⇒ Soya Cape / The Rolling Soya Hills ⇒ Cape Nokshap ⇒ North Breakwater Dome ⇒ Wakkanai
Day 2 Wakkanai ⇒ Wakkanai Park ⇒ Wakkanai City large grassland ⇒ Toyotomi (Bicycle riding) ⇒ Toyotomi Onsen
Day 3 Toyotomi Onsen ⇒ Sarobetsu Wetland Center ⇒ Tenshio ⇒ The Reindeer Ranch ⇒ Toyotomi Onsen
Day 4 Toyotomi Onsen ⇒ Wakkanai

Course 06

North Hokkaido 〜Starry Sky Camp〜 <4 days>

  • Four seasons・Nature
  • culture・Contact with the local community
  • Gourmet
  • Activity
Kutcharo Lake
picking gold dust experience(Pechan River)
Nakatombetsu Limestone Cavern Nature Fureai Park

In Nakatombetsu, where the starry sky is spreading, camping is recommended. It is fun to experience the fishing experience in "Sarutsu Marugoto Kan", and go shopping the local ingredients such as a lot of seafood in North Okhotsk, then visit the camping site. There was the ages that boomed golden rush in this area, so you can still experience picking gold dust in a clear stream "Pechan River" that flows through Nakatombetsu. The staff reside in summer, so you can take it empty-handed.

Time Schedule +

Day 1 Wakkanai Airport ⇒ Sarufutsu-Marugoto Kan ⇒ Sarufutsu
Day 2 Sarufutsu ⇒ Kutcharo Lake ⇒ Nakatombetsu Limestone Cavern Nature Fureai Park ⇒ Nakatombetsu (Camp / Starry Sky Observation)
Day 3 Nakatombetsu ⇒ Pechan River (picking gold dust experience) ⇒ The Reindeer Ranch ⇒ Soya Cape / The Rolling Soya Hills ⇒ Wakkanai
Day 4 Wakkanai ⇒ Wakkanai Airport

Course 07

Toward the top of Japan ~ 3 days moving down through Northern Hokkaido~

  • Four seasons・Nature
  • culture・Contact with the local community
Tram Kingdom
Nayoro Himawari Field
Soya Cape

It is a course to travel northward from Sapporo to the northernmost part of Japan by transferring trains and buses. After enjoying ""Nayoro Roadside Station Mochi Rice Village Nayoro"" which is popular for the original sweets and the vast sunflower field, please go to Bifuka of ""Tram Kingdom"" that you can enjoy the forest bath to ride the tram which is a 10 km round trip by reusing the tracks on the old Biko Line. According to a theory, the Niupu area is said ""Isn't it the place of Haruki Murakami's novel?"" and some enthusiastic fans visit there. You can experience Wool felt handmade, and the drink with 100% Birch sap ""Mori no Shizuku"" is also famous.

Time Schedule +

Day 1 Sapporo ⇒ [JR] ⇒ Nayoro
Day 2 Nayoro ⇒ Nayoro Sunflower Field ⇒ Tram Kingdom ⇒ Bifuka ⇒ [JR] ⇒ Norht Breakwater Dome ⇒ Wakkanai
Day 3 Wakkanai ⇒ Soya Cape / The Rolling Soya Hills ⇒ Wakkanai Airport