The area surrounding Asahikawa, Wakkanai and Furano(Northern Hokkaido)
- Cape Soya(Wakkanai)
View the expanses of the ocean from Cape Soya at the northernmost tip of Japan. The certificate of visiting Japan's northernmost point is also a popular keepsake.
Cape Soya is the northernmost point in Japan. The monument indicating the north latitude of 45°31′22″ features the motif of the North Star while at its center is N for North and the round pedestal means peace and cooperation. On clear days you can see the outline of Sakahlin about 43 km away. The beautiful sunsets here are known for coloring the sky and ocean bright red. Such a sight is sure to lighten the mood and make your trip even more unforgettable.
There is a statue of explorer Rinzo Mamiya next to the monument. He discovered that Sakhalin is an island and today his name is inscribed on the world map in the form of the Mamiya Strait. Visitors are sure to be moved by the sight of the statue looking far off into the distant waters. The certificate of visiting Japan's northernmost point, which provides a sense of accomplishment to a trip, is available only at area merchants. The date will be stamped on the certificate, proving a good memento.
|Address||Cape Soya, Wakkanai||TEL||0162-23-6468
(Wakkanai City Bureau of Tourism and Exchange)