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    Soya Hills

    by akikonomu Updated Oct 8, 2004

    There is a monument marking the crash of Korean planes (Inori-no-to, I think) on the hills and cattle farm.

    The grazing cattle gives a scene of peace and tranquility and the park is not overcrowded with tourist on my visit, which is quite a plus point.

    Cattle ranch
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    Noshyappu Misaki

    by akikonomu Updated Oct 8, 2004

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    Situated on the North-Western coast of Wakkanai, it is possible to see Rebun and Rishiri islands from the cape on clear days.

    On my visit, there was a slight drizzle, so there wasn't much to see. The sea was very rough and the wind extremely strong.

    This is no exaggeration, but I lost my balance while trying to remove my camera from my backpack.

    View from Noshyappu Misaki
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    Esandomari Fishing Port Park

    by akikonomu Written Jul 27, 2004

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    Situated at Noshyappu Misaki, it is a small plot of land with a dolphin statue.

    A short walk away, there is a aquarium which I did not visit. Around the cape and park are a few food shops for hungry visitors.

    Port Park
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    Cape Soya

    by akikonomu Written Jul 27, 2004

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    This is it - the northernmost point in Japan. Besides a monument which tells you that you've arrived at the tip, a souvenir shop or two and some other monuments, that's it.

    You can take consolation that Soya Hills which is walkable from the cape has some other monuments as well as a cattle farm.

    Overall, this is a rather scenic area in my opinion. BTW, anything with a sea view is scenic to me.

    However, the drawback is that there is no frequent public transportation to the cape and if you're planning a trip there via public transport, plan well.

    Coordinates of Soya Misaki
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    Wakkanai Park

    by akikonomu Written Jul 27, 2004

    There are some monuments in the park marking the history of Wakkanai. In addition, it is perched un elevated grounds which gives a commanding view of the town and sea.

    You can reach the park via gondola and I wouldn't suggest walking there since it is really steep - unless you are an avid hiker.

    Monuments in Wakkanai park
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    Breakwater Dome

    by akikonomu Written Jul 27, 2004

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    The breakwater dome is within 5 minutes walk from the ferry terminal. I found myself there trying to find shelter from the drizzle.

    There's a flight of steps leading to a path "above" the dome and you can take that slow stroll along the sea with good weather.

    Breakwater dome
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    Will go to watch the GOMA-CYANZU~!

    by MAIGO Updated Jun 26, 2007

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    There is the warm observation hut in harbor.
    Please do not disturb them by any means, they are Wild seals.
    Just look and taking photographs,
    Here they and loco fishermaen coexist peacefully.

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    Light House at Soya Hills

    by akikonomu Written Jul 27, 2004

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    One of the sights on Soya Hill. There is nearby lookout tower which you can ascend for a memorable photo shoot.

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