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Public bus from the Wakkanai railway station, about half an hour to this northernmost point of... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Dandenong, Australia
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Bucket list thing to do^^

Saw Cape Soya, the most northern point of Japan on a Japanese program and inspired me to visit the... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Public bus from the Wakkanai railway station, about half an hour to this northernmost point of Hokkaido. As to whether it’s the most northerly point of Japan is something being negotiated with the Russians. Very windy day, so very much more impressive. The most poignant...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Saw Cape Soya, the most northern point of Japan on a Japanese program and inspired me to visit the place when I was in Hokkaido in Aug’17. The return ticket is priced at 1250Yen and can be pick up from the bus ticket counter. The...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank nuage_mich
Reviewed October 5, 2017

We took the Soya Bus from Wakkanai station and it took almost 2hrs to get there, however, the ride was a beautiful ride just by the seaside. Soya Misaki was awesome and it was a stopping point for many bikers in summer. There are quite...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HoneyHoney19
Reviewed September 21, 2017

I took the public bus from Wakkanai station to cape soya in the morning and it was very windy. If you plan to go by public transportation, be mindful with the bus timetable as it's infrequent.... I had to wait more than an hour for...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Suibicle
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We arrived in Wakkanai by Penguin ferry from Korsakov, and the trip to Cape Soya was the first item on our agenda. We purchased return tickets for 1,250 yen each and were handed a copy of the bus schedule to ensure that we did not...More

Date of experience: July 2017
6  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed May 12, 2017

I visited my friend who stay in Wakkanai, and we came to this place. the northernmost point in Japan. I so proud, came from Kyoto to the northernmost point in Japan. and lucky me, it's a clear day. blue sky with strong wind. you must...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Novia A
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Freezing cold (around minus 6 deg celsius) and a howling gale. However, worth every bit of the effort. Bus was easy to arrange from Wakkanai. Was very interested in the various monuments there and was not disappointed - however, due to the middle of winter...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank ndjordan1
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Took a bus from Wakkanai train station to Cape Soya or Say Misaki. This is know as the northernmost point of Japan. The bus ride cost JPY 1350 one-way or 2500 return. However, to buy the return ticket, you need to buy it from the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank LeatherTraveller
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Finally, we reached the northernmost point of Japan with a sense of satisfaction and happiness. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery despite the blustery icy wind blowing at 45 km/hr, almost blowing us off our feet. Hands were freezing cold and some of our handphone cameras...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DorothyCheong
Reviewed November 9, 2016

When standing under the statue that proclaims that we are now standing at the northernmost point of Japan, we felt such a great sense of achievement and happiness. Winds are cold and sharp and so sweet and fresh. Do bring warm clothings and wear the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Shirley S
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