The magnificent undulating Soya Hill features periglacial landforms that were formed during the glacial epoch(designated as a Hokkaido Heritage). It extends from beyond the boundary of the northernmost part of Japan. Why don’t look for something new and discover something you have never seen before.
Wakkanai boasts the highest landings of North Pacific giant octopus, and various kinds of local fresh seafood specialties including takoshabu(thin slices of octopus parboiled in hot soup), hair crabs, scallops, etc. can be enjoyed here. Wakkanai Milk is a superb product that has won the gold prize in the Local Milk Competition.
The name Rishiri means a high island in Ainu language. This island emits majestic power mainly from Mt.Rishiri. Let’s set out on a journey making the best use of all five senses to communicate with nature.
Rishiri Island is a treasure trove of delicious dishes that are not available anywhere else. The local dish of sea urchin served on a bowl of rice won the highest prize in the National Local Donburi(rice bowl) Championship for two successive years!
A marvelous view of scenic beauty exists here. On the island, there are strangely shaped rocks, and pretty flowers are spread across the fields. This northernmost island is so beautiful, it seems to be somewhere else than Japan. The contrast between the sky, greenery and the sea you see may be the biggest treasure of your life.
Atka mackerel caught in Rebun have a special taste! They can be cooked cut open and dried, as chanchan-yaki, as pickled fish made using brine and fermented rice bran, deep fried, broiled, etc. You should also not fail to taste the melting taste of sea urchin caught around the island.