Wakkanai

Explore Japan’s Northernmost City by Visiting These 5 Spots in Wakkanai, Hokkaido

Going farther north than Wakkanai (稚内) and Cape Soya (宗谷岬) would be quite difficult as they are the northernmost points of Japan. What’s after? Russia. But Wakkanai is not just the northernmost city of Japan, it is also the northernmost city you can access by train, and the only one I have seen where signs…

Things to Do In and Around Wakkanai Park, Hokkaido

Wakkanai Kōen (稚内公園) is a large park in the west of the town, which has over 4,000 wild cherry trees. Besides the nature, the park has historical monuments and statues with interesting stories, for example Monument of the Nine Maidens. There are a lot of nice spots around here, you should definitely visit it when…