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“the norternmost point”
Review of Soya Misaki

Soya Misaki
Ranked #1 of 62 things to do in Wakkanai
Certificate of Excellence
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 go to this place at least once on your life :D

Thank Novia A
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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 weather a couple (USS Wahoo) were covered with blue plastic to protect them. If you go there in winter note that there is NOTHING open - all the shops and food places are locked up tight. Certainly glad we made the effort to venture this far north. The KAL 007 memorial was worth it even without the other various monuments.

2  Thank ndjordan1
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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 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.

2  Thank LeatherTraveller
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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 were jammed. None the less, a great experience, never experience before.

Thank DorothyCheong
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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 appropriate shoes to avoid slipping. And take lots of panoramic pictures from this vantage point

Thank Shirley S
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