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 bus terminal before boarding. The bus journey took about 50 minutes, along a coastal route with the sea raring in on one side. Being in the heart of snowing season, the weather changes from a blizzard to sunny 2 to 3 times within the journey.
It is very windy and cold but visitors are rewarded with the bragging rights to have been the northern most point in Japan. Apart from several monuments marking this point, there is also the memorial marking the shooting down of JAL commercial plane by Russian during the 80s.
Worth a visit to feel how isolated this place can be.
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