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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
NathalieAndAndrew
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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
nuage_mich
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Singapore
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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.

Date of experience: December 2016
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Shirley S
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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Great spot to visit. We wanted to go as far north as we could in Japan, and this is it. We took the JR train from Sapporo to Wakkanai, and from there we got a bus to Cape Soya. Ask in the tourist info centre re tickets. You have just under an hour at the Cape until the return bus. There is lots to see and do, and while we were there we saw a wild fox and some deer. There is also a little iceberg museum beside the closest souvenir shop. They save bits of icebergs, and display them with stuffed animals...

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank OgopogoGuy
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